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 containing the names of two previous supervisors and a CV and should be sent by e-mail to:, indicating the Reference: LAB/19/09


Deadline for applications: 30/10/2019

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, experience.


  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.


  • Job Offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview. 
Open Positions
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

IRB Barcelona is seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant for the Molecular Biophysics Laboratory, to assist in the preparation of samples for biophysical characterization.

  • Express (in E. coli), purify and handle proteins and peptides


  • Characterize the biophysical properties of such peptides and proteins by using circular dichroism, dynamical light scattering and biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance


  • Carry out and analyse basic molecular dynamics simulations of such peptides

Must Have – Required


  • Experience: at least 6 month experience expression in (E. coli), purification and handling of protein and peptide samples, circular dichroism, dynamical light scattering.


  • Knowledge: MSc in Biochemistry, Biophysics or equivalent and able to work, communicate and report in English.


  • Skills: Basic molecular biology methods.




  • Experience: experience in sample preparation for electron microscopy, experience in procedures for handling aggregation-prone peptides


  • Knowledge: Basic Linux commands, Python programming language


  • Skills: Scripting and data management in Python
  • 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 leave 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.