Technician for Scientific Software development

Centre / Institution:
Center for Genomic Regulation
Bioinformatics expertise:
Biomedical Informatics

Job description

The Institute

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG is composed by an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team which is supported both by a flexible and efficient administration and by high-end and innovative technologies.

In April 2021, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the renewal of the 'HR Excellence in Research' Award from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute's commitment to developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).

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The role

We are looking for a technician with a strong interest in scientific software development to join the FoldX ( team. The technician will contribute to the development and unit testing of different modules and will be in charge of multiplatform compilation, maintenance, version controlling, updating web documentation and release of the different packages hosted in the lab. He will have to work in a flexible and collaborative project where communication with the members of the team is highly appreciated.

About the lab

The design of biological systems group is aiming at a quantitative understanding of biological systems to an extent that one is able to predict systemic features and with the hope to rational design and modify their behavior. This applies to any system comprising biological components that is more than the mere sum of its components, or, in other words, the addition of the individual components results in systemic properties that could not be predicted by considering the components individually. By achieving this objective, we are aiming at new global understanding and treatment of human diseases in which the target will not be a single molecule but a network.

For this purpose in the group it is developed on one hand new software and theoretical approximations to understand complex systems and on the other they do experiments to validate our predictions.

You can find more information about the group and their research projects on their website.

Desired skills and expertise

Professional experience

Must Have

  • You have experience working in C++/SQL software development projects
  • You have experience with unit control testing

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

  • You have experience web development

Education and training

  • You hold a Degree in Computer Science


  • You are fluent in English

Technical skills

  • You have knowledge in OOP
  • You have experience with version control software
  • You have experience with C/Linux/MySQL


  • You are highly motivated and organized
  • You are capable both of working in a group and indepently
  • You have good communication skills

Contract duration and other benefits

  • Contract duration: 1 year with possibility of extension.
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: October 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.

Required information and contact

All applications must include:

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

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Luis Serrano and be submitted online on the CRG Career site -

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