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Marine invertebrate culture – Research Technician

Marine invertebrate culture – Research Technician

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).

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The role

The successful candidate will be responsible of setting up and maintaining marine invertebrate cultures, including animal feeding, cleaning-up, and preparing culture media. The work will be part of our ERC-funded project EvoCellMap, which aims at understanding how animal cell type and the associated genome regulation originates and evolves. The candidate will be part of a highly interdisciplinary, international and dynamic team, which includes developmental, computational, evolutionary and molecular biologists.

About the team

The Sebe-Pedros Group (https://www.crg.eu/en/programmes-groups/sebe-pedros-lab) studies genome regulation from an evolutionary systems perspective. In particular, we are interested in deciphering the evolutionary dynamics of animal cell type gene regulatory networks and in reconstructing the evolution of genome regulatory mechanisms (from transcription factor binding through chromatin states to the physical architecture of the genome). To this end, we combine phylogenetics tools with functional genomics and proteomics methods (chromatin profiling, single-cell genomics) in order to characterize and compare cell types and epigenomic landscapes in non-model animal and other eukaryotic species.

For further information you can directly email the PIs of the group: arnau.sebe@crg.eu

Whom would we like to hire? 

Professional experience

Must Have

  • You have advanced experience in aquatic animal culture
  • You have experience in protist/algae cell culture

Desirable but not required

  • You have experience with coral/jellyfish cultures
  • You have experience setting up aquarium systems

Education and training

  • You hold high vocational training in aquaculture or similar


  • You have English fluency


  • You have highly developed organization and coordination skills
  • You have dedication, motivation, and rigor in scientific pursuits
  • You have capacity to work both independently and as part of a team

The Offer – Working Conditions

  • Contract duration: 1 year part-time position (with possibility to extend it with external fellowships)
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: July 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 Arnau Sebé
  2. A complete CV including contact details.
  3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Arnau Sebé 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 contacted to coordinate an interview with the PI.
  • 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 July 10th 2020.

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