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Laboratory Technician in the Epigenetic Events in Cancer Lab

Laboratory Technician in the Epigenetic Events in Cancer Lab

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.

In November 2013, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received 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).

Please, check out our Recruitment Policy

The role 

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to join our team to work on an interdisciplinary project. The candidate must be mastered several techniques, such as general DNA and RNA manipulation techniques purification, cloning, mutagenesis, PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, chromatin Immunoprecipitation, proteomic techniques (protein extraction, subcellular fractionation, western blot, protein-protein interaction techniques), FACS and cell culture of primary and stablished cell lines.

About the team

Understanding the genetic basis of cancers has been a topic of intense research, and hundreds of gene mutations have been identified that can cause carcinogenesis. However, in the past few years, increasing evidence has suggested that mutations are not the only genetic changes that lead to cancer. Indeed, perturbations of chromatin structure and of other epigenetic mechanisms can cause inappropriate gene expression and genomic instability, resulting in cellular transformation and malignant outgrowth.

Our research investigation is focused on understanding the role of several protein complexes that are involved in chromatin dynamics and metabolism, which when altered could participate in the establishment and maintenance of the aberrant silencing of tumour suppressor genes during transformation.

Whom would we like to hire? 

Professional experience 

Must Have

  • You have previous experience in the field of molecular and cellular biology.
  • You are a highly motivated and organized candidate

Education and training

  • You hold a PhD in Biology or equivalent

Languages

  • You are proficient in English

Technical skills

  • Molecular Biology (general DNA and RNA manipulation techniques including purification, cloning, mutagenesis, PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR).
  • Chromatin Immunoprecipitation.
  • Proteomic techniques (protein extraction, subcellular fractionation, western blot, protein-protein interaction techniques)
  • Cell culture of primary and stablished cell lines.

Competences 

  • You have highly developed organization skills
  • You are capable of working in a group, and with a high degree of work autonomy

The Offer – Working Conditions

  • Contract duration: 1 year
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: September 2020.

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, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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 Luciano Di Croce.
  2. A complete CV including contact details.
  3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Luciano Di Croce and be submitted online through 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 11th, 2020.

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