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 shares principles of an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team that is supported by high-end and innovative technologies and a flexible and efficient administration.

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

A unique opportunity is available in the laboratory of Pia Cosma for a candidate interested in working in a multidisciplinary environment within the EcaBox project ( at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG)). The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research focused on elucidating nuclear architecture and how it regulates cellular function. He/she will use advanced super-resolution microscopy imaging and quantitative approaches to resolve genome structure, as well as the dynamics of architectural and transcriptional machinery proteins in somatic, stem cells, and retinal tissue. He/she will contribute to projects where quantitative super resolution imaging will be used to improve tissue regeneration as a prospective therapeutical approach.

About the lab

The Reprogramming and Regeneration Laboratory is studying the mechanisms controlling somatic cell reprogramming and tissue regeneration. In particular, we are studying how the Wnt/b-catenin signalling pathway controls these processes, and how cell-fusion-mediated cellular reprogramming contributes to tissue regeneration and homeostasis. We tackle these questions with different approaches and through different disciplines, which range from the nanoscale level of observation of cell functions, up to the whole mouse organ.

More info about Reprogramming and Regeneration group at:

Who would we like to hire?
Professional experience

Must Have

Strong expertise in microscopy, imaging analysis, cellular, and molecular biology.

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

Experience in super resolution imaging, optics, or a background in computational biology

Education and training

You hold a Ph.D. in biology, biotechnology, biophysics or related disciplines


You are proficient in English


You are a highly motivated and expert in imaging

Highly developed organizational skills

Ability to work in a team with multiple scientists

Flexibility to be involved in multiple projects

The Offer

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 the position is filled

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 Pia Cosma.

A complete CV.

Contact details of two referees

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Pia Cosma and be submitted online on the CRG Career site -

Selection Process

Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications and expertise reflected on the candidate CVs. It will be merit-based.

Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by Dr. Pia Cosma.

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 October the 7th

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 project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 964342”

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