Nov 03, 2021

The Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) is one of the largest Genome Sequencing Centers in Europe. CNAG-CRG researchers participate in major International Genomic Initiatives such as the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC), the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) and the European Infrastructure for life-science information (ELIXIR), as well as in several EU-funded projects.

It is integrated with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), 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' logo 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).

Please, check out the CRG's Recruitment Policy

The role

The Structural Genomics Group headed by Marc A. Marti-Renom and hosted at the CNAG-CRG and Gene Regulation, Stem Cells and Cancer programs of the CRG is seeking a Post-doc to work in the field of integrative spatial modeling of microbiota based on genomics data.

The candidate will actively participate in a funded project by H2020 on 3D’omics or HoloGenomics for farm industry entitled “Three-dimensional holo’omic landscapes to unveil host-microbiota interactions shaping animal production” and coordinated by Antton Alberdi (University of Copenhagen). Thus, the candidate will be part of a large inter-disciplinary team composed of 13 research labs in 12 different EU countries.

Please, visit our web site at to see our work and all publications from the group.

About the team

The Structural Genomics Group develops and uses experimental and computational approaches for characterizing the molecular regulation of cells by studying the structure of macromolecules and their complexes. In particular, we focus on regulatory molecules such as RNA and chromatin.

The group ( is very interdisciplinary (the team has been composed by biologists, biochemists, physicists, architects, mathematicians, statisticians, pharmacists, molecular biologists, and geneticists), young (, international and dynamic. We struggle to make the stay of our people as fun as possible while enjoying science.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have experience in next generation sequencing data analysis

• You have experience in computational methods for analysing next generation sequencing datasets

• You have a background in computational methods for transcriptomics

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

• You have a background in spatial transcriptomics

Education and training

• You hold a PhD in molecular biology, genetics, physics, mathematics, bioinformatics, computer science or related fields


• You are fluent in English

Technical skills

• You have experience in coding Python (preferably) and/or R


• You have highly developed organization skills

• You have scientific independence

• You enjoy working in a team

The Offer – Working Conditions

 Contract duration: 2 years with possibility of extension.

• 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. 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:

1. A motivation letter addressed to Dr. Marc A. Martí-Renom.

2. A complete CV including contact details.

3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Marc A. Martí-Renom and be submitted online through the recruitment portal in the following link: 

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 Human Resources department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, working conditions, among other important details.

Deadline: Please submit your application by November 3rd, 2021.

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