Job Openings

Two Predoctoral positions in Gene Regulation of Cell Identity Group

Reference: Ref. PhD2/2019


The Plass Lab, at the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMR[B]), is seeking two highly motivated students to develop a PhD in our team. The successful candidates will work in developing new computational tools and analyses to understand how post-transcriptional regulation impacts gene regulation and cell differentiation using single-cell transcriptomics and high-throughput sequencing data.

The aim of the Plass lab is to investigate the function of post-transcriptional regulation in gene regulation and cell differentiation, and in particular its contribution to the development of neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative diseases. For this purpose, we use a combination of high-throughput sequencing technologies with computational analyses from a system biology perspective.

We are looking for candidates with a background in biology, computer science, physics or similar with a strong background in bioinformatics and experience in high-throughput sequencing data analyses. Candidates are expected to have experience in R and a scripting language such as Python or Perl. Prior knowledge on single-cell transcriptomics, post-transcriptional regulation or method development will be considered. Interest in gene regulation and working in a multidisciplinary team will be valued, as interaction with experimental researchers will be required for the success of the project.

We offer:

- Type of contract: four year contract, after a 6-month trial period.

- Highly dynamic, multi-national, and intellectually stimulating working environment, state-of-the-art research facilities, and support for continuous learning.

- Estimated start date: immediate.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a motivation letter, and the contact information of two potential referees to, citing Reference PhD2/2019 in the subject. For informal enquiries please write to

Application closing date: January 17th, 2020


· The CMR[B] is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission. Thus, there are no restrictions of citizenship or gender and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

· The CMR[B] is in an absorption merge process by IDIBELL.

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