Project Manager Position – Genomics

The Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) is one of the largest Genome Sequencing Centers in Europe. CNAG-CRG researchers participate in major International Genomic Initiatives such as the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC), the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) and the European Infrastructure for life-science information (ELIXIR), as well as in several EU-funded projects.

It is integrated with the Centre for Genomic Regulation *(CRG), 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' logo 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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* It is foreseen that the CNAG will become part of a new independent legal entity, the Consortium for the exploitation of the National Centre for Genomic Analysis, with registered office at C/ Baldiri Reixach, nº 4, 08028 - Barcelona, following a process of spin-off from the CRG, which is expected to be effective on 1 July 2023.

The role

We have an opening for a Project Manager within the CNAG Strategy Team. She/ he will support CNAG scientific strategy activities in a stimulating scientific environment, participating in the following tasks:

1. Support CNAG principal investigators in the preparation of national and international competitive research proposals: definition of project goals, coordination of project partners, preparation of budget, support on proposal writing and submission.

2. Manage the CNAG scientific publications and other scientific outputs. Maintain the databases and repositories for tracking and analysing scientific output.

3. Support the preparation of reports for different stakeholders, as well as the preparation of dissemination materials and surveys for CNAG users.

4. Support to the management of CNAG-CRG service provision activities: effective communication with CNAG-CRG users, counselling services on the most suitable choice of technology and experimental design, budgeting and tracking of sequencing projects.

5. Direct interaction with the CNAG-CRG researchers and technical staff to keep abreast of new genomic applications and technologies.

About the team

The successful candidate will be integrated into the Strategy Coordination Team of the CNAG-CRG led by Dra Mònica Bayés. The team works in a stimulating scientific environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, contributing to international breakthrough research projects in Genomics that will impact people’s quality of life. The team has a diversified job content at the interface of science, technology and management, offering continuous growth and support on a professional level.

Whom would we like to hire?
Professional experience

Must Have
- Good knowledge of the biomedical genomics field
- Proven ability to effectively interact with multiple stakeholders on interdisciplinary level and the ability to move between the scientific and managerial level
- Highly motivated and creative thinking individual, passionate about genomics

Desirable but not required
- Additional professional experience (postdoctoral training, service provision in a core facility, project management, etc.)
- Experience in next generation sequencing and/or data analysis
- Experience with supporting projects funded by the European Commission

Education and Training
- PhD certificate

- Fluency in English

Technical skills
- Familiar with Open Science policy and bibliographic concepts and services such as Web of Science, SCOPUS and PubMed

- Excellent organisational, management, prioritising, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent written communication skills

The offer

- Contract duration: Open-ended contract subject to a project duration (estimated 12/31/2024)
- 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 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 short motivation letter addressed to Dra Mònica Bayés.
2. A complete CV including contact details.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Mònica Bayés 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 People department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, working conditions, among other important details.

Deadline: Please submit your application by May 31, 2023.

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Código de referencia 2021-SGR2021-01218. Organismo financiador: AGAUR