EGA Backend Developer at 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 shares principles of an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team that is supported by high-end and innovative technologies and a flexible and efficient administration.

CRG has been conferred with a badge of ‘HR Excellence in Research’ by the European Commission, in recognition to its progress in implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers, that among others consists of transparent, merit-based recruitment procedures and attractive work-life balance working conditions.

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The role

The new team member will contribute to the daily operations, to develop new features and to deploy new services, with the goal of bringing value to the huge assets that EGA is hosting, and to provide more sophisticated services to the EGA user community.

About the team

The Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG, in Barcelona is co-managing the EGA (European Genome-phenome Archive, in partnership with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI, to explore and develop joint services based around human biomolecular data and its associated phenotype information. EGA is an ELIXIR ( Core Data Resource and ELIXIR Recommended Deposition Repository and an ELIXIR Spain ( Service.  It is supported by ELIXIR Spain, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC,, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, and is based at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB,

The EGA is involved in many precision medicine initiatives and projects and looking forward to provide advanced services for that community. The EGA team is steadily growing with developers, curators and system administrators.

Whom would we like to hire?

  • You hold a Degree in Computational Science or a related field
  • You have 2 years of experience in software engineering
  • You have proven experience in Java and the Spring Framework, in special around the microservices architecture.
  • You have proven experience in Relational (PostgreSQL and MySQL) and non-SQL databases (MongoDB and ElasticSearch) and in Linux shell scripting
  • You are fluent in English

Desirable but not required

  • Front-end development knowledge (Angular2, JS, CSS3, HTML5)

The Offer

  • Contract duration: 1 year with the option to be extended for an additional 2 years.
  • 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.

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

We are committed to reconcile a work and family life for our employees and are offering the opportunity to benefit from annual leave, flexible working hours and teleworking.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

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

All applications must be addressed to Mr. Jordi Rambla and be submitted online through the "APPLY" button in the original source.


Please submit your application by the 28th of February, 2018

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