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, a motivation letter (both in English) and the names of two potential referees and should be sent by e-mail to:  

Reference: PD/19/10


  • Deadline for applications: 15/11/2019

When the applicants do not fit the requirements, 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.


  • Offered Position: Job Offer will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview. 
Open Positions
Friday, November 15, 2019

IRB Barcelona seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory (Dr. Eduard Batlle) at the Cancer Science Programme. The successful candidate will be employed under a fixed – term contract to cover a 3 years project starting from December 2019. The project aims to investigate the immune environment of metastatic colorectal cancer using state of the art model systems and genomic tools, including single cell profiling and mouse tumor organoids (for references see Tauriello et al. Nature. 2018; Batlle & Massagué. Immunity. 2019; Calon et al. Nature Genetics. 2015).

  • Co-lead, together with the principal investigator, a research line on tumour immune environment.


  • Experimental design and execution.


  • Supervision of PhD students.


  • Attendance to conferences


  • To promote the flow of information by establishing, utilizing, and maintaining an effective communication within and outside the laboratory.


  • To keep high quality standards.

Must Have – Required


  • Experience: Doctoral degree. Experience in a competitive research environment is a must.


  • Previous work in the area of immunology will be highly valuable.


  • Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of cell culture techniques and cell culture assays (transient transfection, growth assays, FACS), Molecular Biology Skills (PCR; cloning; growing plasmids), flow cytometry.


  • The candidate should have high organization and communication capacities and must be able to work independently.


  • Languages: English (fluent).
  • 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. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  • International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of an established research group.


  • Continuous training in a high-quality environment.