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.
If no suitable candidate is found, the deadline will be extended.
IRB Barcelona is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a postdoctoral position to join the Stem Cell and Cancer group headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah. The lab aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the spatiotemporal regulation of adult stem cells in the healthy tissue, how they are deregulated during ageing and cancer. To do so, we combine high throughput genomic and proteomic data with in vivo models.
Research in pediatric cancer has historically lagged behind compared to research in adult carcinogenesis. The candidate will be involved in developing an ambitious basic and translational project aimed at understanding the molecular and cellular basis of the metastatic process in pediatric osteosarcoma.
The project is financed by the invaluable commitment and help of families affected by this disease, and will be developed in close collaboration with the oncology department of the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu in Barcelona. The aim is to developing novel appropriate in vivo models using patient-derived material and mouse models to study the evolution of the disease from its onset to the development of metastases for which to date there are very few curative alternatives. We will analyze osteosarcoma metastasis using the latest available technologies in genomics, proteomics, and computational analysis.