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Postdoctoral Researcher in the Reprogramming and Regeneration lab

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Reprogramming and Regeneration 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 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

We are looking for a highly motivated research scientist with consolidated expertise in the area mouse embryo development. The ideal candidate will have experience with mouse models including the ability to manipulate and analyze early mouse embryos. In addition, the ideal candidate should have experience in cell and molecular biology.

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 also 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 mouse development
• You have proven experience with mouse models, cell culture, retinal organoids
• You have experience in cell biology, molecular biology, statistics

Education and training

• You hold a Phd in Biomedicine or related disciplines


• You are fluent in English

Technical skills

• You have advanced MS Office skills


• You have highly developed organization skills
• You are highly collaborative and able to work in a team
• You are curiosity driven
• You are proactive
• You are a problem-solving person

The Offer – Working Conditions

• Contract duration: 6 months.
• 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, 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. 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 on the "Apply" button below.

₋ 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 December, 7th, 2021

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This project will be funded by La Marató - Reference 202027-10.