We seek a highly motivated bioinformatician who must be able to work independently on his/her specific tasks and will report to the Genome Assembly and Annotation Team Leader within the Applied Genomics group. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to 1) be closely involved in defining, refining and executing de novo genome annotation strategies for novel genomes, 2) be responsible for developing and maintaining local genome browser installations, and 3) develop metagenomic annotation and analysis capabilities at the CNAG. Current projects include a diverse range of eukaryotes, including several plants, mammals, insects, fish, molluscs, and fungi. Publication of developed methods and scientific findings is encouraged. The contract is for initially six months with the possibility to extend. Responsibilities: •Develop and maintain genome annotation pipelines. •Anticipate technological developments in transcriptome sequencing and adapt our annotation protocols accordingly. •Collaborate with software engineers in the Bioinformatics Development group to implement new pipelines for genome annotation. •Compute statistics and generate graphical reports for annotation steps and milestones. •Meet and correspond with collaborators.