Investigadores Posdoctorales - Regeneración Tisular

Fin del plazo de presentación de solicitudes: 
Miércoles, Junio 21, 2017

The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) is a public research institute dedicated to excellence in cardiovascular research and to translating new knowledge into real improvements in clinical practice. The Center is equipped with state of the art equipment and infrastructures and offers various services including cellomics, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, microscopy, histopathology, and SPF animal facility.

A Postdoctoral positions (up to 2) are available in the new laboratory at CNIC under the CNIC-UPF collaborative agreement, led by Dr. Pura Muñoz-Cánoves to develop a joint project of the laboratories directed by Dr. Pura Muñoz-Cánoves and Dr. Juan Miguel Redondo at the CNIC.

The project will study newly identified epigenetic factors regulating cardiac function, using mice as a model system. We are looking for enthusiastic and highly-motivated person with an interest in molecular and vascular biology.

Funding is available from Summer 2017. In addition, the selected candidate will apply for a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship in the next call. 

Minimum requirements:

  • PhD awarded after 1st January 2016
  • Applicants must have at least 1 paper published as first author in high quality journals.

 Assessable requirements:

  • Authorization to work with animal models
  • Expertise in animal models is required and additional experience in molecular and vascular biology will be valued
  • Experience abroad will be acknowledged


  • Oller J et al., Nitric oxide mediates aortic disease in mice deficient in the metalloprotease Adamts1 and in a mouse model of Marfan syndrome. Nature Medicine 2017 Feb;23(2):200-212.
  •  Gómez-Del Arco P et al., The Chromatin Remodeling Complex Chd4/NuRD Controls Striated Muscle Identity and Metabolic Homeostasis. Cell Metabolism 2016 May 10;23(5):881-92.
  •  García-Prat L et al., Autophagy maintains stemness by preventing senescence. Nature 2016 Jan 7;529(7584):37-42.
  •  Sousa-Victor P et al., Geriatric muscle stem cells switch reversible quiescence into senescence. Nature 2014 Feb 20;506(7488):316-21

 The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) is a public research institute dedicated to excellence in cardiovascular research and to translating new knowledge into real improvements in clinical practice. This modern building is equipped with the latest scientific equipment, including state-of-the-art imaging technologies, and a comprehensive research-support infrastructure. The CNIC has renewed the “Severo Ochoa” excellence award granted by the MINECO to the top scientific institutions in Spain.

Dr. Pura Muñoz-Cánoves is an investigator under the CNIC-UPF collaborative agreement.

The CNIC offers:

  • Incorporation into a consolidated Research Center of international scientific relevance, within the public sector and managed by a Foundation.
  • Integration into an excellent scientific environment.
  • Access to a modern infrastructure and advanced technologies.
  • Significant possibilities for personal development.
  • A competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Facilities for specific training in novel aspects related with the offered job.
  • Immediate incorporation with an eventual contract (6 months) with clear options of renovation after this first period.
  • The selected candidates will be hired in the postdoctoral scale (according to merits)

SELECTION PLAN: The candidates with the highest score (if greater than 70 points) will be interviewed and up to two candidates with the highest score will be hired (if greater than 90 points).

The CNIC is a center that advocates equal job opportunities for men and women, foreign and national, and promote nondiscrimination by reason of age, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political orientation or social or economic conditions. The CNIC ensures the utmost rigor in the application of the principles of equality, merit and ability in public employment and current rules on data protection.


Criterios de puntuación: 
C1 - Authorization to work with animal models (Categoría B o similar) - 15%
C2 - Experience in the following techniques (Experience in Molecular and Cellular Biology Techniques; Experience in animal models (mouse); Experience in Flow Cytometry and Microscopy; Experience in laboratories of the area) - 55%
C3 - Fluent English - 10%
C4 - - Interview (only those candidates with more than 70 points in the sum of the scores of the previous requirements will be interviewed) - 20%

"En caso de ausencia de alguno de los evaluadores se nombrará un evaluador alternativo de la misma área"