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Cell-based modeling of human disease - Postdoctoral position

Cell-based modeling of human disease - Postdoctoral position

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 seeking a postdoctoral scientist to study gene regulatory mechanisms underlying human diabetes. The successful applicant will develop human stem cell-based model systems, using single cell genomic read-outs. The work will be performed within a multidisculplinary lab located in the CRG. 

About the team

The regulatory genomics and diabetes group studies the gene regulatory mechanisms that shape pancreatic beta cell differentiation, and uses this knowledge to understand disease, as well as to discover new therapeutic avenues. It is a multidisciplinary team that combines approaches such as genome engineering in model systems, single cell genomics, computational regulatory genomics and human genetics.  It is funded by an Advanced ERC Grant, a Horizon 2020 Human Cell Atlas Project, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, CIBERDEM,and Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have solid experience in molecular and cell biology and at least one of the desirable qualifications listed below
• You have a publication track record in these areas with a leading authorship role

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

• You have experience in genome/epigenome editing technologies
• You have experience in analysis of single cell genomic data, or in development of protocols with this technology
• You have experience in next generation sequence analysis

Education and training

• You hold a PhD in a relevant field


• You are proficient in English


• You are highly motivated and organized
• You are capable both of working in a group and independently
• You have the ability to easily adapt to new situations

The Offer – Working Conditions

• Contract duration: 2 years contract
• Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales
• Target start date: September 2022

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. Jorge Ferrer.
2. A complete CV including contact details.
3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Jorge Ferrer and be submitted online on the "Apply" button below.

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 August 30th, 2022.

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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