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Microscopist at the Structural Genomics Group of CNAG-CRG

Microscopist at the Structural Genomics Group of CNAG-CRG

The Institute

The Centro Nacional de AnĂ¡lisis GenĂ³mico (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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The role

The Structural Genomics Group headed by Marc A. Marti-Renom and hosted at the CNAG and Genome Biology program of the CNAG-CRG is seeking a specialized technician to work in the field of structural genomics.

Currently, we are seeking experts to join our lab as part of the CEGS (https://www.cegs-cgi.org, NIH/NHGRI) journey to image, analyze, and model the human genome at super-resolution. This project is shared with The Wu lab (Harvard Medical School), the Neretti Lab (Brown U.) and the Aiden Lab (Baylor). Individuals with extensive experience in microscopy as well as a penchant for innovating and applying tools at all levels of imaging are encouraged to apply. Experience in running fluorescent wide-field and super-resolution microscopes for genome multiplexing is a must. Experience with the VXL VUTARA microscope or similar will be a plus. This position is funded for 2 years with a possibility to extend it for 2 additional more years.

Please, visit our web site at http://marciuslab.org to see our work and all publications from the group.


About the team

Our group at the National Center for Genomic Analysis - Centre for Genomic Regulation (CNAG-CRG) develops and uses experimental and computational approaches for characterizing the molecular regulation of cells by studying the structure of macromolecules and their complexes. In particular, we focus on regulatory molecules such as RNA and chromatin.

Our group (http://sgt.cnag.cat/www/people/) is very interdisciplinary (the team has been composed by biologists, biochemists, physicists, architects, mathematicians, statisticians, pharmacists, molecular biologists, and geneticists), young (http://sgt.cnag.cat/www/people/?lab_pics), international and dynamic. We struggle to make the stay of our people as fun as possible while enjoying science.


Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

  • You have experience image acquisition and analysis using wide-field and super-resolution approaches.

Education and training

  • You hold a PhD in molecular biology, genetics, physics, mathematics, bioinformatics, computer science or related fields.


  • You are fluent in English

Technical skills

Hands-on experience some of the following areas:

  • Single Molecule Localization Microscopy (STORM, PALM, DNA-PAINT…)
  • Sample preparation with oligoPAINT labelling
  • Sequencial labelling for oligoSTORM using fluidics accessory
  • Immunofluorescence
  • Mammalian cell culture


The Offer

  • Contract duration: 2 years (with possibility of extension)
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales
  • Target start date: April/May 2023

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. Marc A. Marti-Renom.
  2. A complete CV including contact details.
  3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Marc A. Marti-Renom and be submitted 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 Dr. Marc A. Marti-Renom.

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 16/03/2023


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