Our group is looking for highly motivated postdocs with competitive CVs to apply for two different calls opened by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, 'Juan de la Cierva Incorporación' and 'Juan de la Cierva Formación'. The aim of the contracts is to participate in a project on the structural basis of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) regulation. Mitochondria are at the crossroads of aging and of major health problems such as cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. mtDNA and its regulation are altered in all these conditions. The goal of the work is the structural characterization of proteins and their complexes and in complex with DNA, by X-ray crystallography. Small-angle X-ray scattering and microscopy analysis are also considered.
The call is highly competitive and only candidates with at least one first-author paper published in a high-impact journal can be considered. The candidate should have a strong background in Structural Biology with good expertise in cloning, protein purification, and macromolecular crystallography. Protein/DNA complex formation expertise will be especially considered. In addition, fluent use of English, a very positive and highly motivated attitude towards research, and a collaborative attitude with the rest of the research group members are important aspects that will be considered. The requirements to participate in these calls are:
Juan de la Cierva-Formación: PhD thesis defended between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
Juan de la Cierva Incorporación: PhD thesis defended between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016
Our lab is at the Institute of Molecular Biology Barcelona, CSIC, located at the premises of Barcelona Science Park, www.pcb.ub.edu. More information about our projects, which are basically related to mitochondrial proteins and mitochondrial DNA regulation, can be found at
The official selection of candidates is expected by June 2018, and the contract is expected to be formalized by October 2018. For non-European successful candidates, please consider that visa procedures can delay the process by about 4-6 months after the official selection.
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