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Postdoctoral Researcher at the Regulation of Alternative pre-mRNA Splicing during Cell Differentiation, Development and Disease Group

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Regulation of Alternative pre-mRNA Splicing during Cell Differentiation, Development and Disease Group

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

A postdoctoral position is offered in the group of Juan Valcárcel, to study networks of alternative regulation through functional genomics approaches. These approaches will allow to investigate detailed mechanisms of pre-mRNA splicing regulation. The work has implications for understanding circuits of post-transcriptional regulation in cancer. 

About the team

The Valcárcel lab studies molecular mechanisms of alternative splicing regulation and their alterations in disease states, including cancer, using a combination of high-throughput genomics, cellular and biochemical approaches.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have at least two years of experience in the splicing field
• You have proven experience in molecular biology

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

• You have knowledge of computational biology

Education and training

• You hold a PhD in Molecular Biology


• You are proficient in English

Technical skills

• You have advanced MS Office skills


• You have highly developed organization skills
• You have excellent communication skills
• You are excellence driven

The Offer – Working Conditions

• Contract duration: 7.5 months.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
• Target start date: May, 2022.

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

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Juan Valcárcel and be submitted online on the "Apply" on the 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 May 26th, 2021.

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