The Institute

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is a core-funded interdisciplinary institute with strengths encompassing genomics, systems, computational, cell and molecular biology.

We are currently looking to recruit a junior group leader in Genome Biology.

The CRG Genome Biology Program is seeking for outstanding Junior Group Leader candidates willing to address any aspect of genome organization, expression or its regulation by nuclear or cytoplasmic mechanisms, at any scale (single cell, tissue and/or organs). Candidates using novel quantitative and/or AI approaches, as well as candidates interested in understanding disease-related aspects of genome regulation, who will complement existing strengths of the Program are particularly encouraged to apply.

We seek for colleagues committed to scientific excellence, collaboration and collegiality. The newly established group will have the option of a joint affiliation with an additional CRG Program (Quantitative Cell Biology, Systems and Synthetic Biology, Health Genomics and Computational Biology) and/or the Barcelona Collaboratorium for Modelling and Quantitative Biology.

The CRG is located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) with six other research institutes, including the newly created Site of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

The CRG consists of 400 scientists and is organised into five research programmes supported by high-end core technologies covering proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, microscopy, FACS, iPSCs and organoids, and protein expression. The CRG hosts one of the two nodes of the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA, https://ega-archive.org) and is affiliated to the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST, https://bist.eu/)

In April 2021, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the renewal of the 'HR Excellence in Research' (https://www.crg.eu/en/content/careers/hr-excellence-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 (https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/european-charter)and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code)( https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code).

Please, check out our Recruitment Policy (https://www.crg.eu/sites/default/files/crg/crg_recruitment_policy.pdf)

The offer

Junior Group Leader position with a 5-year contract renewable for a total of 9 years, subject to successful external peer review, and structural funding to cover salaries and consumables for up to three people depending on their qualifications. We offer an equipped laboratory, and office space, for 7-9 people with access to cutting-edge core technologies (http://www.crg.eu/content/scientific-services/core-technologies)

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 welcome 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.

The CRG values innovative and interdisciplinary Research and is involved in attaining the sustainability principles of the United Nations.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

1) A motivation letter explaining why you have applied to the CRG.
2) A complete CV including a list of publications, and details of three referees who agree to be contacted.
3) Brief (<4 pages) proposal of your future research plans.

All applications must be addressed to Director Luis Serrano,Dr. Fátima Gebauer, and Dr. Luciano Di Croce and be submitted online through the CRG Career site - http://www.crg.eu/en/content/careers/job-opportunities

Further information regarding the CRG group leader recruitment & selection process can be found at: https://www.crg.eu/en/content/jobs/junior-group-leader-recruitment

Selection Process

Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications and the scientific proposal.
Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed at the CRG by a selection panel. Intended dates of interview: 19-20 February 2024.
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.

Informal enquires can be directed to Dr. Luis Serrano (luis.serrano@crg.eu), Dr. Fátima Gebauer (fatima.gebauer@crg.eu), or Dr. Luciano Di Croce (luciano.dicroce@crg.eu).

Deadline: Please submit your application by 20 December 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. Please, help us improve by filling the following form. (https://recruitment.crg.eu/webforms/recruitment-contact-form-suggestionscomplaints)