[MdM call] 1 Postdoctoral position on Biochemistry

Centro de Astrobiología (CAB, CSIC-INTA) is offering 1 postdoctoral position within the María de Maeztu Excellence Program «Assesing the feasibility of life as a universal phenomenon through planetary exploration».

Title: “Biochemical characterisation of a protein of a hyperhalophilic microorganism involved in resistance to UV radiation”


  • Demonstrating the binding capacity of the protein to UV-damaged DNA using different DNA molecules (plasmid, linear and oligonucleotides).
  • Studying the molecular mechanism of DNA damage repair of this protein.
  • Ensuring the proper use and operation of laboratory equipment and instruments and others in common use in the CAB.
  • Attendance at congresses and scientific meetings.
  • Drafting reports of the work carried out and scientific papers
  • Participation in outreach activities
  • In order to carry out the stated objectives, the recruitment of a PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Microbiology or related fields with a background in microbiology and/or molecular biology and biochemistry is required.

Duration: 6 month-contract

Place: CAB Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid)

More information: Eduardo González Pastor


The deadline for sending applications is 22 September, 2021.

Call and applications: https://www.inta.es/INTA/es/bolsa-de-empleo/oportunidad_1631083132224