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Organoid and Gene Editing Specialist in the Tissue Engineering Unit

Organoid and Gene Editing Specialist in the Tissue Engineering Unit

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

The desired candidate will perform and set up different methodologies for mouse and human Organoid culture from pluripotent stem cell systems and organ specific primary culture. The candidate will execute CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing services. All these methodologies will be offered as a service in the Tissue Engineering Facility.
The position involves working some weekends and holiday days during the year.

About the team

The Tissue Engineering Facility is a scientific-technological Core Facility within the Core Facilities Program. The goal of the Tissue Engineering Unit is to provide CRG, PRBB and external researchers with the latest technologies used in the fields of stem cell biology, stem cell differentiation, organoid formation, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. It was created 5 years ago with the aim of helping the research community in performing Stem Cell and Organoids projects to increase the impact of Stem Cell and Organoid projects and applications. The Unit is constantly setting up new technologies that are emerging in the above fields.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have at least 3 years of experience in stem cell biology ES/iPS or Organoid cell differentiation systems
• You have at least 1 year of experience in CRISPR/CAS9 or related gene editing system

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

• You have experience in mouse embryology

Education and training

• You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field

Languages

• You are fluent in English
• You ideally have a good level of Spanish

Technical skills

• You have strong Tissue Culture experience for human, mouse ES/iPS cells and Organoids
• You have strong experience in primary culture
• You have experience in cell lines gene editing
• You have experience in immunofluorescence, confocal and FACS analysis for cellular characterizations

Competences

• You have a strong ability to multi-task
• You are a highly motivated and organized candidate
• You are capable of working in a group and with a high degree of work autonomy
• You have good communications skills
• You are service oriented
• You are resolute, methodological and have accurate work habits

The Offer – Working Conditions

Contract duration: 1 year with possibility of extension.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
Target start date: April 2021.

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. Laura Batlle.
2. A complete CV including contact details.
3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Laura Batlle 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 10th of March 2021.

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.

Posición financiada por el Instituto de Salud Carlos III (referencia oficial: PT20 /00132) y el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional.