Detalle de Empleo

Data Engineer

The CNAG-CRG is looking for a data engineer to participate in the development tasks for a platform

Centre for Genomic Regulation
Jornada Completa
Categoría : Calidad, producción e I+D Salario: 1,00€ Experiencia : 3 


The CNAG-CRG is looking for a data engineer to participate in the development tasks of the RD-Connect Genome-Phenome Analysis Platform (GPAP, using a mix of languages and tools to process and analyse multi-omics data. Technologies currently in use include Spark/hail, Python, Scala, Hadoop, ElasticSearch, Postgres, DataSHIELD and Opal. The work will be mostly geared towards the infrastructure needs of the Solve-RD project, a large-scale European initiative towards solving rare diseases ( The selected candidate will work on the automation of dataflow from sequencers and user submission to the HDFS/Ceph and Elasticsearch clusters. She/he will build data infrastructure to support the analysis of clinical, genomics and other omics data within personalize medicine framework. Responsibilities: • Participate in the design, development and maintenance of the RD-Connect GPAP data engineering part • Automate workflows • Integrate with other databases/platforms (data federation and distributed Machine Learning) • Collaborate with data analysts and software engineers developers • Interact with national and international partners

Acerca de Centre for Genomic Regulation

The mission of the CRG is to discover and advance knowledge for the benefit of society, public health and economic prosperity. The CRG believes that the medicine of the future depends on the groundbreaking science of today. This requires an interdisciplinary scientific team focused on understanding the complexity of life from the genome to the cell to a whole organism and its interaction with the environment, offering an integrated view of genetic diseases. The CRG is a unique centre in Spain, based in an innovative organization research model. Group leaders at the CRG are recruited internationally and receive support from the centre to set up and run their groups. An external Scientific Advisory Board, made up of 15 world leaders in the different areas, evaluates them. The result of evaluations conditions the future of the CRG scientists, no matter whether they have open-ended or time-limited contracts. This ensures the mobility and the renewal of the workforce.

About the team

The selected candidate will join the Bioinformatics Analysis Unit led by Dr Sergi Beltran. The multi-disciplinary 20 member Unit is focused on NGS data analysis and tool development, mostly related to human health. The Unit develops the RD-Connect GPAP ( and participates, among other, in Solve-RD (, EJP-RD (, Genomed4All (, 3TR (, ELIXIR (, MatchMaker Exchange (, GA4GH ( and Clúster de Valorització d’EGA per a la Indústria i la Societat (VEIS). 

Whom would we like to hire? 

Professional experience 

Must Have 

  • You have at least 3 years working experience as a Data engineer or similar role in Unix operating systems
  • You have experience with at least two of these programming languages (python, scala, java, clojure, groovy)

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have 

  • You have experience with data version control
  • You have experience with data governance
  • You have knowledge of Bioinformatics / High Throughput Sequencing and/or human genetics
  • You have interest in functional programming

Education and training 

  • You hold a MSc or higher in Software Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or similar 


  • You are fluent in English

Technical skills 

  • You have experience with software control version
  • You have experience with task automation


  • You are a proactive person
  • You are a team player
  • You have highly developed organization skills 

The Offer – Working Conditions 

  • Contract duration: Until December 2022 with possibility of extension.
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: April 1st, 2021.

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities. To check out our training and development portfolio, please visit our website in the training section.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family life of its employees and are offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

  1. A motivation letter addressed to Dr. Sergi Beltrán.
  2. A complete CV including contact details.
  3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Sergi Beltrán and be submitted online on the CRG Career site – 

Selection Process 

  • Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications and expertise reflected on the candidates CVs. It will be merit-based.
  • Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by the Hiring Manager of the position and a selection panel if required.
  • Offer Letter: Once the successful candidate is identified the Human Resources department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, working conditions, among other important details. 

Deadline: Please submit your application by 8th of March, 2021.

Suggestions: The CRG believes in ongoing improvement and promotes a culture of feedback. This is one of the reasons we have in place, at your disposal as a candidate, a mechanism to gather your suggestions/complaints concerning your candidate experience in our recruitment processes. Your feedback really matters to us in our aim at creating a positive candidate journey. You can make a difference and help us improve by letting us know your suggestions through the following form.

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