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 a cover letter summarizing research interests and goals, full CV and the names and addresses of two references  and should be sent by e-mail to: with the Reference: PD/19/07


  • Deadline for applications: 15/08/2019

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, 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
Thursday, August 15, 2019

IRB Barcelona is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher for a one-year project in the Development and Morphogenesis in Drosophila group led by Dr. Jordi Casanova to study the biology of adult progenitor cells.


Selected publications at

  •  Design and perform genetic crosses in Drosophila
  •  Immunohistochemical stainings of Drosophila tissues
  •  Acquire and analyse gene expression data
  •  Cell culture assay development
  •  Protein production and purification in eukaryotic systems
  • PhD in any of the Life Sciences fields.
  • Experience: Drosophila genetics and development, Molecular biology and Biochemistry
  • Techniques, Advanced microscopy
  • Image acquisition and analysis.
  • Previous post doctoral experience is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge: Progenitor cell biology
  • Skills: Drosophila tissue dissection
  • 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 leaves and injuries at work.


  • Training and Career: Postdoctoral researchers joining IRB Barcelona gain access to the Institute’s advanced research training and career development opportunities, all within in a competitive international environment. Courses and workshops on themes of particular interest to postdocs are offered regularly by the Institute.


  • International environment: Nearly 90 Postdoctoral researchers (more than a half non-Spanish nationals) are currently working at IRB Barcelona.