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Postdoctoral Position at the Oocyte Biology & Cellular Dormancy

Postdoctoral Position at the Oocyte Biology & Cellular Dormancy

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).

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The role

The successful candidate will join the Oocyte Biology & Cellular Dormancy Group on a project led by Dr. Elvan Böke as a postdoctoral candidate.

About the lab

The Oocyte Biology & Cellular Dormancy Group studies early stage oocytes, with an interest in how they remain dormant for several decades in the female body. The group uses oocytes from mouse, Xenopus laevis frogs, and humans in collaboration with a fertility clinic in Barcelona.
Elvan joined the CRG as a group leader in February 2017, continuing her work on mechanisms of membrane-less organelle formation via amyloid-like self-assembly started at Harvard Medical School (Boke et al., 2016, Cell). Her group works to clarify the organisation and function of organelles in oocytes and the regulation of physiological amyloid-like structures. More generally, the primary focus of the group is to discover new avenues into the mechanisms that protect organelles from ageing and understand how oocytes stay dormant for many decades.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have at least two first author publications in international peer-reviewed journals
• You have a background in life sciences

Education and training

• You hold a Phd in Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or similar


• You are proficient in English

Technical skills

• You have advanced Confocal Microscopy skills


• You have highly developed organization skills
• You have dedication, motivation, and rigor in scientific pursuits
• You have ability to pay attention to detail

The Offer – Working Conditions

Contract duration: 1 year
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
Target start date: October, 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. Elvan Boke.
2. A complete CV including contact details.
3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Elvan Boke 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 15th, 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.

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