LIMS Database Developer

CNAG, Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico
Job Location
08028 Barcelona
Job Description

To manage the projects and the sequencing production and analysis, the CNAG has built a modular and highly specialized Laboratory Information Management System. The LIMS is seamlessly integrated in the production workflows and is a core component of the institute.

We are looking for a developer to participate in the development of research and production databases such as the LIMS. He/She will participate in designing and building the database back-end and front-end of the LIMS and other databases using a mix of languages and tools to process and display the data. The developer will work closely with the LIMS lead developer and other software engineers at CNAG and will interact with the laboratory and the data analysis.

The successful candidate will be requested to jointly apply with the CNAG for an “Ayuda para contratos de Personal Técnico de Apoyo (PTA) 2014” from the MINECO.

1. Participate in the full-stack design and implementation of databases.
2. Integration of tools and scripts.
3. Interaction with the laboratory and data analysts.


1. Bachelor degree or higher in Software Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or similar.
2. A minimum work experience of 1 year in database development on Unix operating systems.
3. Experience with SQL approaches to database design and implementation.
4. Knowledge of HTML and CSS.
5. Experience on Python or another similar scripting language and Django or another web framework would be beneficial.
6. Knowledge of Bioinformatics / High Throughput Sequencing and or human genetics will be beneficial.
7. Good spoken and written English.

How to Apply

Interested candidates may submit a CV and a brief statement of experience and interests before January 12th 2015 to both email addresses below, indicating the offer reference (LIMS Database Developer) in the message subject:
[email protected]
[email protected]

About Our Organization

The CNAG has a park of twelve second generation DNA sequencers supported by an extensive informatics infrastructure, and is one of the major Genome Sequencing Centers in Europe. The CNAG is actively involved in collaborative research projects on a number of specific topics: Disease Gene Identification, Cancer Genomics, Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Model Organism Genomics and Synthetic Biology.

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