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 your experience, research interests and career goals and CV including the names and contact information of 2 references and should be sent by e-mail to:, indicating the Reference: LAB/19/13


  • Deadline for applications: 22/01/2020

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, management of research and innovation.


  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.


  • Job Offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview. 
Open Positions
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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IRB Barcelona is seeking a Research Assistant starting the 3rd of February 2020 for the Design, Synthesis and Structure of Peptides and Proteins Group (Principal Investigator Prof. Ernest Giralt). The contract will be financed by the project: “Inhibition of the PI3K/Akt pathway in pediatric high grade and diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (pHGG/DIPG)” Fundació LaMarató de TV3.

  • The successful candidate will work in the chemical synthesis and purification of complex bioactive peptide compounds and their decoration using specific conjugation methodologies. In this case, the research will be focus in the field of peptides and drug conjugates. Chemical synthesis of peptide shuttles and purification.


  • Candidates should be highly motivated, enthusiastic about science, with an ability to think creatively and work independently. Previous experience in solid-phase peptide synthesis, purification and characterization will be positively evaluated

Must Have – Required


  • Experience: Previous experience in advanced peptide synthesis and purification methodologies in research environments


  • Knowledge: Chemistry degree


  • Skills: Good organizational and communication skills. Interest in multi-disciplinary research. Ability to work independently. Fluency in English.




  • Experience: In peptide purification, specially in liquid chromatography (HPLC).


  • Knowledge: Notions of automated peptide synthesis.
  • 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 the Design, Synthesis and Structure of Peptides and Proteins Group (Principal Investigator Prof. Ernest Giralt).


  • Continuous training in a high-quality environment.