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 & Motivation Letter and should be sent by e-mail to: with the Reference: PD/20/14.


  • Deadline for applications: 31/07/2020

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
Friday, July 31, 2020
Attached File: 

IRB Barcelona is seeking a Postdoctoral scientist to joint our Gene Translation Laboratoy with experience in the analysis of datasets of tRNA sequences and the biochemical characterization of tRNA modified nucleosides.


To work on the project PID2019-108037RB-I00 AEI  y DOI 10.13039/501100011033, "Función, regulación, y aplicaciones biotecnológicas de la síntesis de proteïnes”.

  • Carry out the analysis of tissue-specific tRNA-seq datasets


  • Biochemically characterize the impact of specific nucleoside modifications

Must Have – Required


  • Experience: At least 4 years of previous postdoctoral experience.


  • Knowledge: An PhD. in molecular biology.


  • Skills: RNA biochemistry and computational analysis of RNA seq datasets.




  • Experience: Experience in epigenetic modifications.


  • Knowledge: knowledge of modified nucleosides chemistry.


  • Skills: Biochemical detection of modified nucleosides.


  • 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.