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 CV and motivation letter and should be sent by e-mail to: with the Reference: PD/20/16


  • Deadline for applications: 30/08/2020

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 and 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
Monday, August 31, 2020
Attached File: 


IRB Barcelona is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the Development and Growth Control Laboratory to work on the project "Control del crecimiento en desarrollo, homeostasis y tumorigénesis" (HOMEOGROWTH), funded by the Spanish Research State Agency (PID2019-110082GB-I00 / EAI / 10.13039/501100011033).

  • Genetically identify the molecular mechanisms underlying the deleterious effects of Chromosomal Instability-induced aneuploidy


  • Functionally validate genetic or chemical manipulations aimed at dampening the deleterious effects of Chromosomal Instability-induced aneuploidy

Must Have – Required


  • Strong background and expertise in Drosophila genetics
  • Strong background and expertise in cell biology and advanced confocal microscopy
  • Thorough knowledge on the use of Drosophila as model in cancer
  • Thorough knowledge on the impact of aneuploidy on cell physiology




  • International experience
  • 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.