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 CV, letter of interest and the contact information for 2 referees and should be sent by e-mail to:, indicating the Reference: LAB/19/04


  • Deadline for applications: 26/05/2019 (If no suitable candidate is found, the deadline will be extended) 


  • Number of positions available: 1


Selection process:


  • Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter and experience, 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
Monday, May 27, 2019
Attached File: 

IRB Barcelona seeks to recruit a Lab Technician to work on the project “Dissecting Stress Adaptation Across Eukaryotes (CellAdapt)" funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) with reference number PGC2018-094136-B-100. The candidate will join the lab of Dr. Eulàlia de Nadal and Dr. Francesc Posas at the IRB Barcelona (

We are looking for a motivated individual with teamwork skills to join Dr. Eulàlia de Nadal and Dr. Francesc Posas team focused on the characterization of stress signal transduction pathways, especially those regulated by MAP kinases of the Hog1/p38 family. Using S. cerevisiae budding yeast as a model organism, as well as higher eukaryotic cells, we are dissecting the molecular mechanisms underlying cell response to changes in the extracellular environment and characterizing the adaptive responses required for cell survival. The position will involve general laboratory support.

  • Work efficiently and cooperatively with a team of researchers in support of projects.
  • Perform established experimental procedures.
  • Molecular biology techniques.
  • Assist in the preparation of biological samples.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Knowledge: Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's degree (“Ciclo formativo de grado superior – Técnico superior de laboratorio”)


  • Skills: Strong enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in English. Candidates should have the ability to work independently and within a collaborative research team, and possess excellent organisation skills.


  • Experience: Prior practical experience in using yeast as model organism and molecular biology (western blot, genome editing technologies, PCRs, RNA isolation…) will be favourably considered.


  • 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. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  • International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of an established research group.


  • Continuous training in a high-quality environment.