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Postdoctoral Position in the Intracellular Compartmentation Lab

Postdoctoral Position in the Intracellular Compartmentation Lab

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 shares principles of an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team that is supported by high-end and innovative technologies and a flexible and efficient administration.

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

A postdoctoral position is available in the Intracellular Compartmentation Lab at the CRG. We are looking for a candidate who is interested in cell biology in order to help us investigate the chemistry of collagen secretion.

About the lab

The Intracellular compartmentation lab studies different aspects of protein secretion. Protein secretion is an old problem of fundamental interest in cell biology. While over the last decades a lot of progress has been made in understanding protein secretion, a number of questions remain unsolved. The lab aims to understand different aspects of this. On the one had they study the process whereby cytoplasmic, signal sequence lacking proteins are secreted from cells upon certain stimuli (known as unconventional protein secretion). On the other hand they focus on the transport and secretion of large, complex cargoes (like collagens and mucins) that do not fit the conventional secretory pathway.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

  • You have strong training in chemical synthesis of compounds
  • You have a strong background in the application of chemical synthesis compounds to study cell biology

Education and training

  • You hold a PhD in Chemistry


  • You are proficient in spoken and written English

Technical skills

  • You have proven experience handling of mammalian cells


  • You have excellent organisational skills
  • You have attention to detail
  • You are excellence-driven

The Offer – Working Conditions

  • Contract duration: 2 years
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: January, 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, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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. Vivek Malhotra.
  2. A complete CV including contact details.
  3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Vivek Malhotra 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 October 12th, 2020.

(AEI / 10.13039/501100011033 )