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PhD Student

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).

Please, check out our Recruitment Policy

The role

A PhD student position is available in Fatima Gebauer's lab to investigate the role of RNA-binding proteins in cancer progression. The focus is on CSDE1, a protein we have previously shown to display context-specific functions in cancer (Wurth et al, Cancer Cell 2016; Avolio et al, Cell Reports 2022). The position is available to investigate differential functions CSDE1 isoforms in this process.

About the team

Fátima Gebauer leads a team of motivated researchers working on RNA regulation and translational control in human cancer and drosophila development. For more information about the group, please visit http://www.crg.es/fatima_gebauer or access our Twitter account.

Whom would we like to hire?

Must Have

• You have experience in RNA regulation, standard molecular biology and tissue culture techniques

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

• If you have authorship on publications it will be considered a plus

Education and training

• You hold a Master degree


• You are proficient in English

Technical skills

• You have experience in high-throughput technologies (CLIP, RIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, etc) and/or animal handling


• You are highly motivated
• You are self-driven
• You are independent

The Offer – Working Conditions

• Contract duration: 1 year + extension FPI fellowship linked to the project.
• Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
• Target start date: January 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. Fátima Gebauer.
2. A complete CV including contact details.
3. Contact details of two referees.

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

Selection Process

₋ Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on adjustment to required expertise reflected on the candidates CVs. It will be merit-based.

₋ Interview: Preselected candidates will be asked to pass a written test. Those passing the thresholds will be interviewed by Fátima Gebauer and by the CRG Graduate Committee.

₋ 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 September 5th, 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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