One Junior Group Leader Position

Barcelona (Provincia), Cataluña (ES)
A competitive salary will be provided, based on professional experience
November 08 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

One Junior Group Leader Position

The CRG is searching for applications from exceptional young scientists, who are highly accomplished and will establish their first research group or be within the first years of independence.

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an internationally renowned biomedical research institute in Barcelona, Spain. The CRG is located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) with six other research institutes, including the newly created Outstation of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) starting this year. In addition, the CRG's National Centre for Genomic Analysis (CNAG, is located at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB). The CRG consists of 400 scientists, and is organized into four research programs supported by high-end core facilities covering proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, microscopy, FACs, iPS and organoids, and protein expression. The CRG hosts one of the two nodes of the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA, and is affiliated to the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST, to foster interdisciplinary research and training.

The role

The scientific focus of the CRG for the next five years is Integrative Biology. Addressing the complexity of biological systems, particularly human biology, requires concerted integrative and interdisciplinary approaches – creating a community with diverse expertise, including theoreticians and computer scientists, as well as experimental biologists.

The CRG Bioinformatics and Genomics program hosts the group that in partnership with the EBI maintains and develops the European Genome Phenome Archive, the European repository, a service for permanent archiving and sharing of all types of personally identifiable genetic and phenotypic data resulting from biomedical research projects.

The CRG Bioinformatics and Genomics program is currently looking for a Junior Group Leader in Computational Biology. Strong candidates in all areas of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics will be considered, but priority will be given to candidates in the following areas:

- Statistical Genomics, candidates could benefit from interactions with the EGA, by contributing to the development of new computational methods to analyze personal genomics data.

- Image Bioinformatics, in particular researchers developing methods to analyze cell, tissue and organ images. Candidates would benefit from the interaction with the newly established EMBL outstation, which focus on tissue and organ Biology and with the state-of-the-art CRG Advanced Light Microscopy facility.

 - Phenomes, including the development of methods to analyze complex phenotypes, in particular longitudinal phenotypes. 

The Bioinformatics and Genomics program strongly welcomes candidates working in hybrid computational and experimental approaches. 


The Offer

Junior Group Leader position with a 5-year contract renewable for a total of 9 years depending on external peer-review, and salaries and consumables for up to three people. We also offer a fully equipped laboratory space for 7-9 people including lab expenses with access to state-of-the-art core facilities. (

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities. The CRG offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

  1. A motivation letter including your choice of CRG’s research interest
  2. A complete CV including a list of publications.

  3. Brief (<4 pages) proposal of your future research plans.  
  4. Contact details of three referees.

All applications must be addressed to Professor Luis Serrano and submitted online through the CRG Career site:

Further information regarding the CRG group leader recruitment & selection process can be found at:

Deadline: Please submit your application by the 15th January 2019

Interviews: Candidates will be invited to an Interview held end of February/beginning of March 2019, at the CRG in Barcelona, Spain.

Informal enquires can be directed to the CRG Director or CRG Bioinformatics and Genomics Program Coordinator.