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 CV and letter of interest and should be sent by e-mail to:   Reference: CF/18/06

  • Deadline for applications: 31/01//2019 (When the applicants do not fit the requirements, the deadline will be able to 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
Thursday, January 31, 2019
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IRB Barcelona seeks
A Senior Research Officer to provide molecular and cellular biology support within a busy transgenic and gene targeting core facility. The position will involve, amongst other things, the generation of complex molecular constructs for use in gene targeting, genetic screening, culture of embryonic stem cells and preparation of primary cell cultures. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently and be an efficient problem solver. The Facility uses cutting edge techniques, and a significant part of the position will involve research into, and implementation of novel and emerging technologies.

  • Routine molecular and cellular biology support for the transgenic and gene targeting core facility
  • Research/implementation of novel methodology for molecular cloning, screening and gene editing technologies
  • Administration and lab management duties
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years working in a research lab using molecular and cellular biology techniques
  • Knowledge: Qualified to BSc minimum. Knowledge of DNA manipulation software and genome databases
  • Skills: Molecular and cellular biology: molecular cloning, PCR, RNA work, cell culture. Ability to work independently and as part of a small team. Ability to independently interact with Institute staff members at all levels


  • Experience: Experience in the generation of genetically modified organisms. Experience with state of the art gene editing technologies
  • Knowledge: Preferably PdD. Knowledge (ideally a working knowledge) of cutting edge cloning techniques, and emerging gene editing methods
  • Skills: Presentation 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.