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.
CRG has been conferred with a badge of ‘HR Excellence in Research’ by the European Commission, in recognition to its progress in implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers, that among others consists of transparent, merit-based recruitment procedures and attractive work-life balance working conditions.
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About the team/ lab/ department
The offered position is joint between the labs of Verena Ruprecht and Manuel Irimia. The Ruprecht lab studies cell and tissue dynamics during early vertebrate development by advanced molecular and biophysical techniques and quantitative high-resolution live cell imaging approaches. The lab follows an interdisciplinary approach based on in-vivo studies of Zebrafish development, complemented by primary progenitor cell cultures to study complex three-dimensional tissue rearrangements and patterning in the embryo. The Irimia lab combines high throughput transcriptomics with in vivo experiments to elucidate the roles of alternative exons in vertebrate development and evolution. In particular, they are trying to characterize the roles of neuronal-specific microexons in brain development and mature function using the CRISPR-Cas9 system and wide variety of tests.
We seek a highly motivated and organized researcher to assist on a wide diversity of research projects involving zebrafish development. Tasks will include (depending on the specific project needs): colony management and fish husbandry, transgenesis by zygotic injection, embryology techniques (in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry, cell transplantation, etc.), and basic molecular biology (genotyping, PCRs, in vitro transcription, cloning, etc.).
The research technician is expected to take a pro-active role in supporting ongoing research projects and taking responsibility in zebrafish colony management.
Whom would we like to hire?
• You have a degree in biology or related life science field.
• You have experience in zebrafish research and embryo manipulation.
• You have a proactive attitude and high organization skills.
• You are a team worker in an international environment.
• You have very good communication skills.
• You are fluent in English.
Desirable but not required
• Previous scientific experience (e.g. a PhD) is highly desirable for this position.
Contract duration: One year with the option to be extended.
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.
We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.
We are committed to reconcile a work and family life for our employees and are offering the opportunity to benefit from annual leave, flexible working hours and teleworking.
All applications must include:
1. A motivation letter addressed to Dr. Ruprecht and Dr. Irimia.
2. A complete CV including contact details.
3. Contact details of at least two referees.
All applications must be addressed to Dr. Ruprecht and Dr. Irimia and be submitted on the CRG Career site http://www.crg.eu/en/content/careers/job-opportunities