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/18/13

  • Deadline for applications: 31/01/2019

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.
  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
  • Job offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview. 
Open Positions
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Attached File: 

IRB Barcelona is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Cell Signaling group led by Drs. Francesc Posas and Eulàlia de Nadal.

This project is funded by the AECC (Asociación Española Contra el Cancer).

The successful applicant will join a team of international researchers. He/she will work in an exciting, interactive challenging and equal opportunity team-working environment in a modern research institute, with cutting edge research infrastructures and core facilities

  • Study the regulation of the Retinoblastoma (RB) as a new therapeutic strategy for the treatment of breast cancer.


  • Address at a molecular level how a specific RB mutant can override CDK activity in normal and breast tumor cells and mouse models (Gubern et al. “The N-terminal phosphorylation of RB by p38 bypasses its inactivation by CDKs and prevents proliferation in cancer cells” Mol Cell. 2016 64: 25-36).

Must Have – Required

  • Experience:
    • Strong experience in Cell and Molecular Biology techniques
    • Mice handling


  • Knowledge: PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences or similar
  • Skills:
    • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English
    • Ability to work independently
    • Highly motivated, ambitious and collaborative person


  • Experience: Molecular Oncology studies and Cancer mouse models
  • Skills:
    • Good publication track record
    • Potential to guide PhD students in their research
  • 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.