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Postdoctoral position in retinal regeneration

Postdoctoral position in retinal regeneration

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 

We are looking for a highly motivated research scientist with consolidated expertise in the area of retina physiology and disease. The ideal candidate will work with mouse models of retinal dystrophies, manipulating and analysing retinal sections and performing in-vivo transplantations in mouse eyes.

About the lab 

Pia Cosma’s group is focused on the study of the mechanisms that control somatic cell reprogramming and tissue regeneration, with a focus on dissecting out the function of the Wnt signaling pathway (http://www.crg.eu/en/maria_pia_cosma http://piacosmalab.com/ ).

The group uses state of the art approaches to identify mechanisms of retinal regeneration and its translation to medical application. In addition to use mouse models, the group is focused on the use of human retinal explants and human organoids as model systems.

Whom would we like to hire? 

Professional experience 

Must Have

  • You have consolidated experience in retinal field

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

  • You have experience in electrophysiology

Education and training

  • You hold a PhD in Biomedicine or related disciplines


  • You are fluent in English

Technical skills

  • You have proven experience with mouse models and cell culture
  • You have experience in cell biology, and molecular biology
  • You have experience in statistics, and advanced MS Office skills


  • Highly developed organisation skills
  • Highly collaborative and able to work in a team
  • Curiosity driven and with proactive attitude in problem solving

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: As soon as possible

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. Pia Cosma
  2. A complete CV including contact details.
  3. 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 candidates CVS. It will be merit-based.
  • Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by Dr. Pia Cosma.
  • 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 6th of April 2020.

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