Postdoctoral position in retinal regeneration in the Reprogramming and Regeneration Group

Centre / Institution:
Center for Genomic Regulation
Bioinformatics expertise:
Biomedical Informatics

Job description

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 November 2013, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received 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 highly motivated research scientist with consolidated expertise in the area of retina physiology and disease. The ideal candidate will work with mouse models of retinal dystrophies, manipulating and analyzing retinal sections and performing in-vivo transplantations in mouse eyes.

About the Lab

Pia Cosma's group is focused on the study of the mechanisms that control somatic cell reprogramming and tissue regeneration, with a focus on dissecting out the function of the Wnt signaling pathway ( The group uses state of the art approaches to identify mechanisms of retinal regeneration and its translation to medical application. In addition to use mouse models, the group is also focused on the use of human retinal explants and human organoids as model systems. Highly competitive funds for the retinal projects have been secured, such as FET-Open H2020, La Caixa Health, La Maratò de TV3, Velux Foundation.

Desired skills and expertise

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

  • You have consolidated expertise in the area of retina physiology and disease

  • You have experience with mouse models of retinal dystrophies

  • You have experience in cell culture

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

  • You have experience in electrophysiology

Education and training

  • You hold a PhD in biomedicine or related disciplines

Technical skills

  • You are fluent in English

Technical skills

  • You have advanced MS Office skills

  • You have competence with imaging analysis software

  • You have the ability to manipulate and analyze retinal sections and to perform in-vivo transplantations in mouse eyes


  • You have highly developed organization skills

  • You have the ability to work in a team

  • You are excellence-driven

Contract duration and other benefits

  • 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.

Required information and contact

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

  1. A motivation letter addressed to Dr. Pia Cosma.

  2. A complete CV including contact details.

  3. 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 candidates CVS. It will be merit-based.
  • Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed.
  • 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 10th of May, 2021.

Please note that the position could be assigned before the deadline if a suitable candidate is found earlier.

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