Postdoctoral Associate

Updated: 30 days ago
Deadline: 07 Nov 2021

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 have been recently awarded a CaixaResearch Grant from Fundació laCaixa, in collaboration with the group of Paco Real (CNIO, Madrid), to study splicing regulatory circuits relevant for bladder and pancreatic cancer, which are altered by mutation of the RNA binding protein RBM10.
We are seeking a motivated postdoc to carry out an interdisciplinary, highly collaborative project aimed at identifying splicing alterations in bladder and pancreatic cancer that contribute to tumour progression and use this knowledge to design novel therapeutic approaches.

About the lab

The group of Juan Valcárcel studies alternative splicing and its impact on cancer progression, aiming to use this knowledge for the design of novel therapeutic approaches in oncology.  We combine high-throughout, functional genomics, cell biology, biochemistry and structural biology to understand molecular mechanisms of splice site selection and their alterations in cancer cells. We are contributing to the development of novel cancer therapies based upon the use of splicing-modifying antisense oligonucleotides and small molecule modulators of the spliceosome.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have at least 4 years of experience in Molecular Biology of RNA and/or Cancer
• You have proven experience with cell culture, nucleic acids isolation and analysis

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

• You have experience in transcriptome analysis
• You have experience in computational biology
• You have interest in both basic and translational research

Education and training

• You hold a PhD in Molecular Biology

Languages

• You are proficient in English

Technical skills

• You have advanced MS Office skills

Competences

• You have excellent organization skills
• You have excellent communication skills
• You are a team player

The Offer – Working Conditions

Contract duration: 3 years.
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 Juan Valcárcel (juan.valcarcel@crg.eu ).
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 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 November 7th, 2021.

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