Postdoctoral fellow at the Epigenetic Face of Cancer Metabolism

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 are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to develop a translational project that involves optimizing and performing high throughput IF/IHC of biopsy and organoid sections using an automated microscope, developing an analysis pipeline for specific cell features and correlating them with cancer outcome and therapy resistance. The candidate must have a proven track record in cancer research and will be invited to apply for the EACR-AstraZeneca Postdoctoral Fellowship, for which no more than 8 years can have elapsed since the Ph.D. defence. However, the lab has secured funding for at least 1 year, so the selected candidate can start anytime from late spring.

About the lab

Sdelci Group is multicultural, dynamic and welcoming. The group dynamics are flexible and adapted to each personality to provide the best working conditions for each individual, which we believe results in the greatest productivity. We are working to unravel the role of nuclear metabolism in cancer, and we are trying to use the information gained in the last 5 years in this field ( to develop novel anti-cancer strategies.

For more information, please contact Sara or any other lab member!

Whom would we like to hire?
Professional experience
Must Have

Proven track record (with at least 1 first author publication) in cancer research
Proven experience in IF/IHC
Experience working with sections of biopsies or organoids
Basic bioinformatics skils
Ability to perform in vivo experiments (mouse)

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

Experience in culturing organoids, especially breast cancer organoids
Experience in drug screening
Experience in genetic screening
Experience in cloning
Strong bioinformatics skills, including knowledge of AI

Education and training
You hold a Phd in Biomedicine or related

You are proficient in English

Highly developed organizational skills
Collegial and communicative attitude

The Offer – Working Conditions

Contract duration: 1 year with possible renovation
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales
Target start date: late Spring or Summer 2024

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 Sara Sdelci.
A complete CV including contact details.
Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Sara Sdelci 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 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 06.04.2024

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El contrato es parte del proyecto PID2022-141740NB-I00, financiado por MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033/FEDER, UE