Postdoc position on RNA Biology

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 30 Sep 2023

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 theCode of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code). 

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The role  

The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary team funded by the European Research Council to identify small molecule modulators of alternative pre-mRNA splicing. The tasks will include the design of chemical screens, identification of targets and mechanisms of action and the analysis of possible biomedical and biotechnological applications.  

About the team

The Valcárcel lab has worked on molecular mechanisms of alternative splicing regulation for more than 25 years, combining biochemistry, cellular assays, transcriptomics, network reconstruction, high-throughput technologies and work in animal models. The group has participated in several collaborative European Projects and has received funding from the European Research Council, the European Innovation Council and the EU-funded H2020 Health Program. 

Whom would we like to hire?  

Professional experience

Must Have

  • You have at least 5 years of experience in Molecular Biology 

  • You have proven experience in analysis of RNA 

  • You are fluent in English 

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have 

  • Knowledge of chemical and RNA bioloy 

Education and training


  • You are proficient in English 

Technical skills

  • You have advanced MS Office skills


  • Highly developed organizational skills 

The Offer – Working Conditions 

  • Contract duration: Technical and scientific activities contract – estimated 1 year

  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales 

  • Target start date: 1/10/2023

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 environmentand 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 Juan Valcárcel 

  • A complete CV including contact details. 

  • Contact details of two referees.

  • All applications must be addressed to Dr. Dr Juan Valcárcel 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 People department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, working conditions, among other important details.  

    Deadline: Please submit your application by September 30, 2023.

    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.

    This offer has received funding from the European Union’s ERC-2022-SYG program under grant agreement 101071936 — UNLEASH

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