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, including the names of two potential references, and should be sent by e-mail to: and Reference: PD/19/11


  • Deadline for applications: 30/11/2019

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 and experience.


  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.


  • Job Offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview. 
Open Positions
Saturday, November 30, 2019
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IRB Barcelona seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the project “The molecular basis of the sex-linked tumour dimorphism” funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) with reference number PGC2018-097372-B-I00. The candidate will join the Cell Division Laboratory led by Prof. Cayetano González at IRB Barcelona. By modeling cancer in flies, the laboratory investigates the cellular changes that drive malignant growth and aims to identify conserved mechanisms that might be relevant for human cancer therapy.


The candidate will be involved in developing the ambitious project referred to above, aimed at understanding the molecular and cellular basis of sex-linked tumour dimorphism, using Drosophila melanogaster as a tumour model.


- PhD degree in life sciences

- Strong background in Drosophila research

- Strong experience in Drosophila genetics, molecular biology, advanced microscopy techniques and image analysis

- Experience in “omics” techniques (e.g. transcriptomics and proteomics)

- Fluent spoken and written English

- Highly independent, motivated, ambitious, and collaborative person

- Ability to work in a dynamic and multicultural environment, excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • 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.