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Postdoc, Research Associate

Postdoc, Research Associate

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  

The researcher will be in charge of experimental work aimed to the modulation of RNA processing events relevant for cancer cell proliferation and progression, with the goal of identifying and exploiting molecular vulnerabilities that can lead to the development of novel therapeutic tools based on RNA.  

About the lab 

The Valcárcel lab has worked on molecular mechanisms of alternative splicing regulation for more than 25 years, combining biochemistry, cellular assays, transcriptomics, network reconstruction, high-throughput technologies and work in animal models. The group has participated in several collaborative European Projects and has received funding from the European Research Council, the European Innovation Council and the EU-funded H2020 Health Program. 

Whom would we like to hire?  

Professional experience  

Must Have

  • You have at least 2 years of experience in cancer and RNA Biology 

  • You have proven experience analysis of RNA in cancer-related samples 

  • You are fluent in English 

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have 

  • You have experience with R programming 


Education and training

  • You hold a PhD 


  • You are proficient in English 

Technical skills

  • You have advanced MS Office skills 


  • Highly developed organizational skills 

The Offer – Working Conditions 

  • Contract duration: 6 months 

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

  • Target start date: 29/03/2023

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 Juan Valcárcel. 

  1. A complete CV including contact details. 

  1. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Juan Valcárcel 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 People department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, working conditions, among other important details.  

Deadline: Please submit your application by 28/03/2022. 

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Contrato parte del proyecto PDC2021-121832-100, financiado por MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 y por la Unión Europea “NextGenerationEU”/PRTR”