IRB Barcelona is a self-standing, non-profit institution devoted to basic and applied biomedical research. It was set up in 2005 jointly by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona and is located at the Barcelona Science Park. The institute currently has more than 430 members (scientific, technical and administrative staff) from all over the world, who work across disciplines to advance research in the biomedical sciences.

How to apply: 

Applications for the above opening should include Full CV and Motivation Letter and should be sent by e-mail to:, indicating the Reference: CF/20/04


  • Deadline for applications: 31/09/2020


  • Selection process:


  • Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter, experience, and management of research and innovation.


  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.


  • Job Offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview. 


Open Positions
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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IRB Barcelona is seeking a highly motivated research and service-oriented Core Facility Manager to enlarge the services pipeline currently offered by its Functional Genomics Core Facility (FGC).  


The FGC is charged with providing the research community at IRB Barcelona with cutting-edge techniques, including tools for genomic analysis and alterations of gene expression, as well as single-cell technologies.


Candidates for this post must be willing to tackle the challenges of a highly dynamic platform, which involve managing its growth, increasing the number of technical approaches offered, ensuring and following up equipment upgrade, and proactively building new professional networks.


  • To provide support to the IRB Barcelona research community.


  • To manage the services and projects undertaken in the facility, interpret, and communicate results.


  • To coordinate the facility staff conducting the projects.


  • To participate in the strategic planning of new developments based on the needs of the institute’s research community.


  • To develop technology and participate in the implementation of novel processes and procedures within the genomics field, with a special focus on the single-cell technologies.


  • To promote synergies and collaborations at the local, national and particularly international level.

Must Have – Required


  • Experience: more than 5 years of research in genomics.


  • Knowledge: technologies related to genomic analysis, in particular next-generation sequencing (NGS) and single-cell approaches. Experience with NGS platforms, current analytical platforms, and associated informatics and computational skills are required.


  • Skills: excellent communication (mostly in English), leadership, and interpersonal skills. A service-based orientation and prior and solid managerial experience with a core facility or similar service are essential.





  • Experience: more than 3 years of managerial experience


  • Knowledge: bioinformatics/biostatistics tools


  • Skills: proactivity, organisational and negotiation skills


  • Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leave and injuries at work.


  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  • International environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious diverse and inclusive international research institution.


  • Benefits: Continuous training in a high-quality environment with unique professional career opportunities. Furthermore, IRB Barcelona is committed to work and family life conciliation, offering an extended vacation period and other work-life balance benefits.