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Post-Doctoral Fellow Position Super-Resolution Imaging of 3D Genome Organization

Post-Doctoral Fellow Position Super-Resolution Imaging of 3D Genome Organization

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 of an interdisciplinary, motivated, and creative scientific team that 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). 

The role  

A unique opportunity is available in the Reprogramming & Regeneration laboratory, led by Pia Cosma for a candidate seeking to work within a multidisciplinary environment at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG). The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research focused on elucidating how nuclear architecture and chromatin looping regulate cellular function in somatic and stem cells. They will use advanced super-resolution microscopy imaging and quantitative approaches to resolve genome structure, as well as the dynamics of architectural and transcriptional machinery proteins in somatic and stem cells.   

About the team

Cosma’s team is investigating the functional role of 3D genome organization using single-molecule localization microscopy, genomic and modeling approaches (Ricci et al. Cell 2015; Neguembor et al. Molecular Cell 2021; Neguembor et al. Nat Struct Mol Biol 2022, and Martinez-Sarmiento et al. Cell Reports 2024). The team includes lab members who are experts in imaging, cell biology, and computational science.  

Whom would we like to hire?  

Professional experience  

Must Have

  • You have several years of experience in microscopy, imaging analysis, cellular, and molecular biology 

  • You have proven experience in projects in which you have answered key biological questions 

  • You have a high level of independence, and you are curiosity-driven 

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have 

  • Experience in super-resolution imaging, optics, and a basic knowledge of computational biology 

Education and training

  • You hold a Phd in biology, biotechnology, biophysics, or related disciplines 

Languages

  • You are fluent in English 

Technical skills

  • You have advanced MS Office skills and competence in imaging analysis software 

Competences  

  • Highly developed organizational skills 

  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment 

The Offer – Working Conditions 

  • Contract duration: 3 years 

  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with CRG pay scales 

  • Target start date: September 2024 

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 welcome applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The CRG is committed to reconciling the work and family life of its employees and is offering extended vacation periods and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

  1. A motivation letter addressed to Dr Pia Cosma. 

  1. A complete CV including contact details. 

  1. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Pia Cosma 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 candidate’s CVs. It will be merit-based. 

  • Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by Dr. Pia Cosma along with a senior member of the lab 

  • Offer Letter: Once the successful candidate is identified the People department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, and working conditions, among other important details.  

Deadline: Please submit your application by July 20, 2024.

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