Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Postdoctoral position: RNA binding proteins in cancer


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.

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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The role
A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Fátima Gebauer to investigate the role of novel RNA binding proteins (RBPs) in cancer progression. A recent screen in the lab has identified RBPs with potential roles as either tumor suppressors or promoters. The position is available to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects, with a special focus on RBPs involved in translational control and metabolism.

About the team/ lab
Fátima Gebauer leads a team of motivated researchers working on RNA regulation and translational control in Drosophila and human cancerous cells. For more information about the group, please visit


Who would we like to hire?
Qualified individuals who are highly motivated, self-driven, independent, and proficient in English and have a solid publication record.

You also have experience in RNA regulation, metabolism, and standard molecular biology and tissue culture techniques.


Desirable but not required

·         Experience in animal handling and/or proficiency with the manipulation of high-throughput data.


The Offer

·         Duration: till the 31st of December 2018 (extendable to a maximum of 5 years)

·         Estimated annual gross salary: A competitive salary will be provided, based on professional experience

·         Starting date: The position is immediately available. Starting date upon agreement.


We offer work in a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, providing the successful applicant with unique professional career opportunities.

CRG offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family life of its employees and within the work-life balance programme is offering an opportunity to benefit from annual leave allowance, flexible working hours and teleworking programme.


Application Procedure
All applications must include:

1.     A presentation letter addressed to Dr Fátima Gebauer.

2.     A full CV including contact details.

3.     Two contacts for further references.


All applications must be addressed to Dr. Fátima Gebauer and be submitted by means of on-line application on the official website of the CRG -   

Deadline: Please submit your application by August 31st 2017


The contract will be financed by MEIC and FEDER. Ref project: BFU2015‐68741‐P


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