Clinical Data Curators

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  • Feb 28, 2023

Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)


“Clinical Data Curators”

Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)

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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About the role

We are seeking Clinical Data Curators with a background in data curation of large-scale clinical and genomic data to work in projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme. The successful candidate will perform bioinformatics support, data quality assurance, harmonization and curation activities, collaborating with multi-functional teams and contributing to various projects ongoing at the EGA (European Genome-Phenome Archive

About the EGA

The EGA (European Genome-Phenome Archive, ( is a resource for permanent secure archiving and sharing of all types of potentially identifiable bio-molecular, phenotypic, and clinical data resulting from biomedical research projects. We host more than 16 petabytes of data, that includes more than 3700 studies and 8600 datasets. The EGA, co-managed by the CRG ( and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI,, is an active partner in numerous international and national projects and contributes to establishing international standards in genomics and health research. Currently, the EGA is involved in many precision medicine initiatives and projects and looks forward to providing advanced services for that research community. The EGA team at CRG is a diverse group (currently 20 people and steadily growing) composed of bioinformaticians, developers and scientists from various backgrounds. The EGA is a Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH, driver project, an ELIXIR ( Core Data Resource and Recommended Deposition Repository, as well as an ELIXIR Spain ( service. In Barcelona, the EGA is based at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB, and receives support from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC, and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF,

Required qualifications and experience:

●        M.S. in Biology, Biochemistry, or equivalent degree with combined education and/or experience in Bioinformatics.

●        Experience with high throughput data and clinical data curation activities including, but not limited to:

o    Curation of clinical trial data according to internal & public standards

o    Cataloguing, structuring, and curation of clinical data/metadata

o    Alignment to Ontologies/vocabularies (data harmonization)

●        Effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to present technical ideas to stakeholders.

●        You are an independent problem solver who collaborates effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

●        You are fluent in English, as it is the working language of the group.

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

●      Ph. D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, molecular biology, medical biology, or genomics.

●      One or more years of bioinformatics experience including programming in Perl/Python/R/Java

●      Knowledge of Unix/Linux or similar environments, with ability to navigate in these environments, running and developing software.

●      Perform statistical analyses using R, Python, and/or other open-source or commercial statistical applications, as required.

●      Support defining of new data standards, data models, terminologies, and ontologies

●      Operate and develop components for workflow management systems such as Common Workflow Language (CWL), Workflow Description Language (WDL), Snakemake, and Nextflow.

●        You speak Spanish and/or Catalan

The Offer – Working conditions

●        Contract duration: long-term contract, linked to the duration of the project

●        Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.

●        Target start date: as soon as possible

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 the 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:

A motivation letter addressed to Jordi Rambla.
A complete CV including contact details.
Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Jordi Rambla 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, typically in two rounds of interviews. In some cases, a small test may be requested to assess skills.

₋          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 February 28th, 2023.

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