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Postdoctoral position at the Structural Genomics Group

Postdoctoral position at the Structural Genomics Group

The Institute

The Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) is one of the largest Genome Sequencing Centers in Europe. CNAG-CRG researchers participate in major International Genomic Initiatives such as the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC), the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) and the European Infrastructure for life-science information (ELIXIR), as well as in several EU-funded projects.

It is integrated with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), 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' 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

The Structural Genomics Group headed by Marc A. Marti-Renom and hosted at the CNAG and Gene Regulation, Stem Cells and Cancer programs of the CNAG-CRG is seeking for a highly dynamic and proactive Postdoctoral fellow to work in the field of structural genomics.

This position is funded by the Plan Nacional 2020 from the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación for 2 years with a possibility to extend it for 2 additional more years.

Please, visit our web site at http://marciuslab.org to grasp the type of projects you could be involved by joining our Team. For all publications from the group please visit http://marciuslab.org/www/publications.

About the team

Our group at the National Center for Genomic Analysis - Centre for Genomic Regulation (CNAG-CRG) develops and uses experimental and computational approaches for characterizing the molecular regulation of cells by studying the structure of macromolecules and their complexes. In particular, we focus on regulatory molecules such as RNA and chromatin.

Our group (http://marciuslab.org/www/people) is very interdisciplinary (the team has been composed by biologists, biochemists, physicists, architects, mathematicians, statisticians, pharmacists, molecular biologists, and geneticists, among others), young (http://marciuslab.org/www/people/?lab_pics), international and dynamic. We struggle to make the stay of our people as fun as possible while enjoying science. If you like such environment, apply to this position!

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have at least two years of experience in 3C-based approaches to study the genome
• You have experience in technologies related to chromatin analysis
• You have experience in cell biology
• You have a good publication track record
• You have knowledge on how to analyze the resulting genomics datasets

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

• You have previous experience in RNA-seq and ChIP-seq
• You have microscopy experience

Education and training

• You hold a PhD degree in sciences related to molecular biology, genetics, physics, mathematics, bioinformatics, and/or computer science


• You are fluent in English

Technical skills

• You have strong wet cell and molecular biology laboratory techniques
• You have demonstrated experience in Hi-C technology
• You have skills in using computational pipelines to analyze 3C-based datasets
• You are able to work with cell cultures as well as tissue samples


• You have a proactive attitude
• You are a team player
• You have highly developed organization skills

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: 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. Marc A. Marti-Renom.
2. A complete CV including contact details.
3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Marc A. Marti-Renom 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. Marc A. Marti-Renom.

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 14th, 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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