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The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) aims to provide highly motivated undergraduate and master students the opportunity to conduct research at the CRG. The goal is to encourage students (from all nationalities) in the pursuit of a scientific career giving them the prospect to get experience in an international laboratory while improving their skills.

The CRG is a center of excellence with international teams representing a broad range of disciplines, with first class core technologies to support the research projects, a wide range of seminars given by high-profile invited speakers, and courses on complementary and transferable skills integrated in the training programme.

We accept applications throughout the year for any type of internship with a learning agreement with your university. Have a look at our labs and research programmes and contact the Group Leader of your choice directly with the following documents attached:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Reference letter
  • University transcripts

Acceptance will depend on the capacity of the research group and the ongoing projects.

Please find bellow different lab opportunities for the academic year 2022/2023:


Cell and Tissue Dynamic

Who are we looking for?

The student should have a background in biology or biophysics, and a strong interest in the cytoskeletal architecture of cells. Experience in animal experiments and live-cell microscopy would be preferable.


Transcriptomics of Vertebrate Development and Evolution


Who are we looking for?
The student should have basic knowledge in pluripotent stem cells and epigenetics, knowledge in planning and performing cell culture related work and molecular cloning. We would vaule the ability to gain work independence after thorough training and testing and generate reliable data.

Single Cell Genomics


Who are we looking for?

The student should have a master-level with a strong background in immunology and computer sciences, particularly in the context of autoimmunity as well as single-cell technologies, respectively. We expect to host a highly motivated and enthusiastic student, showing innate curiosity for scientific research.

From the biological side, the student should have a solid basis on molecular biology and in the broad context of inflammation. Moreover, prior studies focused on the human immune system and disease, both considering the innate and adaptive response are appreciated. Finally, knowledge on T-cell receptors (TCRs) and clonal expansion would be a plus. On the computational side, previous theoretical and practical knowledge on Genomic Data Analysis is required, especially in single-cell genomics. Ideally, the student should have a good level in one programming language (R or Python), and preferably, be familiar with R, Python and Bash.
The student should be able to access and critically evaluate scientific literature. Good level of English speaking and writing skills are needed. Of course, any previous international research experiences or internships in a collaborative environment would be considered.

Genetic Systems


Who are we looking for?
This project would greatly benefit from the contributions of a student with a genuine interest in protein science, structure and biophysics, that also has a preference for novel -omics methodologies enabling massive screening and data analysis. Therefore, students with a biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry or related backgrounds willing to gain experience both in the wet and dry labs are ideally suited for this project. Previous experience or skills are not mandatory but appreciated, in particular basic molecular cloning techniques at the bench and Python/R programming skills are advantageous.

Single Cell Epigenomics and Cancer Development


Who are we looking for?

The student needs a solid technical background in standard molecular biology techniques such as molecular cloning, PCR/qPCR, Sanger Sequencing and cellular biology techniques, preferably cell culture systems. Previous experiences in Genomics or CRISPR technologies would be a plus. In addition, knowledge in molecular biology and cancer biology is required.

Cellular & Systems Neurobiology


Who are we looking for?

The student should be highly interested in neuroscience and AI research. They should also be motivated to work on behavioral videography data. They should know a general-purpose programming language, preferably Python. They should also have a basic understanding of deep learning, specifically deep convolutional neural networks. C# or C++ knowledge is a plus.


Intracellular Self-Organization


Who are we looking for?

Ideally, the student should have background on physics or bioengineering. Experience with biochemical in vitro experiments and/or microfluidics will be a plus.

Hematopoietic Stem Cells, Transdifferentiation and Reprogramming


Who are we looking for?

The student should have basic wet lab skills and preferably previous experience in cell culture. The student should be motivated and a diligent worker. It would be an advantage for the student to be familiar with the concepts of transcription factor-driven cell fate conversion.


Social and Host-microbiome Systems


Who are we looking for?

We look for someone with bioinformatics skills (especially in bash and R coding) and basic knowledge in statistics. Some experience in computational analysis of genetic data is desirable. We look for someone able to in team and independently. The student must be proficient in English.

The Epigenetic Face of Cancer Metabolism


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a student with a scientific background (biology, biomedicine, biotechnology…) and with a special interest in molecular biology and cancer.
Ideally but not necessarily, the student should have experience in the following techniques: cell culture, cloning (desirable but not required), molecular biology (especially Western blot. Immunoprecipitation is desirable)

Fellowships conditions

  • 600€/month – up to 5 months
  • Return ticket (800€/non European flight – 300€/European flight)
  • The fellowship can only be given to new recruits, not students already at the CRG
  • The fellowship needs to be given within the academic year 2022/2023

Please contact the lab directly attaching the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Reference letter
  • University transcripts


For any further questions, please contact

CRG Training & Academic Office
Centre de Regulació Genòmica
Dr. Aiguader, 88
PRBB Building
08003 Barcelona

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