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 curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two references, and should be sent by e-mail to: with the Reference: PD/19/03


  • Deadline for applications: 15/06/2019

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, experience and motivation letter.


-     Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.


-     Job offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview. 

Open Positions
Saturday, June 15, 2019
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IRB Barcelona is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist for the Signalling and Cell Cycle Group within the Cancer Science Programme. Our laboratory investigates molecular mechanisms of signal integration during tumorigenesis using a combination of biochemical approaches, studies in cultured cells and mouse models. See recent scientific publications in



  • Investigating research questions and developing specific research project(s) under guidance from Group Leader
  • Implementing established protocols and developing new protocols
  • Producing high quality data to be included in research papers for publication
  • Providing specialist advice and guidance, sharing knowledge and expertise for the benefit of others
  • Presenting findings to group members and other audiences

Must Have – Required


  • PhD degree in a Biomedical Science
  • Strong background in the study of protein kinase signaling, metabolic pathways, and how cells react to changes in available nutrients.
  • Enthusiasm for science and capacity to work with minimal supervision and to drive a scientific project to conclusion.
  • Pro-active in innovation and problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team including willingness to share knowledge and expertise for the benefit of others
  • Ability to contribute to other projects on a collaborative basis both in the lab and with external collaborators 
  • Excellent knowledge of English





  • Good track record of publications
  • Experience in molecular oncology studies and mouse models of cancer.
  • Experience of data presentation at scientific meetings
  • 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.