Lab Technician Part-time

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 27 Nov 2020

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 November 2013, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received 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 researcher to help with work on data generation and interpretation on a project on single cell data.

About the team

Our groups study genome regulation from an evolutionary systems perspective. In particular, we are interested in deciphering the evolution of animal cell type developmental programs and the regulatory mechanisms underlying these programs. To this end, we apply advanced single-cell genomics and chromatin experimental methods to molecularly dissect cell types and epigenomic landscapes in phylogenetically diverse organisms. We also develop computational tools to integrate these diverse data sources into models of cell type gene regulatory networks and we use phylogenetic methods to comparatively analyze these models. Our recent work has provided the first whole-organism cell type atlases in different species and mapped key regulatory features underlying both development and cell diversity in non-model invertebrate organisms and the origin of vertebrates (see "Relevant Publications" below). By analysing the development of chordate species at single-cell resolution, we now aim at dissecting the evolution of vertebrate cellular ontogenies and their underlying gene regulatory networks.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

  • You have expertise on evolutionary biology
  • You have expertise on neurobiology

Education and training

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Biology


  • You are fluent in English

Technical skills


  • You have highly developed organizational skills
  • You have the ability to work as a team member
  • You have the ablity to communicate effective with superiors and colleagues

The Offer – Working Conditions

  • Contract duration: Until the end of June.
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: December 2020.

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:

  • A motivation letter addressed to Dr Arnau Sebé and Dr. Manuel Irimia.
  • A complete CV including contact details.
  • Contact details of two referees.
  • All applications must be addressed to Dr. Arnau Sebé and Dr. Manuel Irimia 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 27/11/2020.

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