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 the CV and a motivation letter and should be sent by e-mail to:, indicating the Reference: AD/19/10


  • Deadline for applications: 19/01/2019

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 and innovation.


  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.


  • Job Offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview. 



NOTE: the applicants will be contacted by a specialized recruiting company (Q-tech). 

Open Positions
Sunday, January 19, 2020

IRB Barcelona is seeking a Software Architect to work at the Information Technology and Services Department at the IRB Barcelona. The candidate will be expected to make high-level design choices and to dictate technical standards, including software coding standards, tools, and platforms.

  • To manage a heterogeneous group of systems, including Identity Management Systems (LDAP, Active Directory), MariaDB and MySql Databases, Google G suite services and AWS Services.


  • To manage CMS systems like Drupal and Joomla.


  • To manage software projects developed by third party suppliers, using agile methodologies.


  • To develop in-house changes to the current web applications (css, html, php).


  • To define, implement and maintain interfaces between a myriad of systems (using API rest, web services, etc.).


  • To administer IRB Barcelona’s Microsoft Active Directory.


  • To be responsible for documenting the configuration of the systems.


  • To evaluate new technologies and solutions that can later be included in the catalogue of services offered.



Must Have – Required


  • Experience: Bachelor degree or higher in Informatics, Telecommunications Engineering, or similar. 10 years of experience in a similar position.


  • Knowledge:

-       Project Management: Project planning and development in alignment with organizational objectives


-       Front End development experience


-       CMS systems management


-       SQL Database Administration


-       LDAP and Active Directory


-       Web server management (Apache, nginx, etc.)


-       Basic administration skills in Linux operating systems


-       Basic networking skills (mainly DNS and basic TCP/IP)


  • Skills:

-       Excellent writing and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish


-       Strong organizational, planning and multitasking capacity


-       Teamwork skills


-       Ability to work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision






  • Knowledge: Sap Business One Administration & SalesForce.


  • Skills: It would be helpful but not necessary to have experience working previously in a scientific environment.


  • 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 our administration team.


  • Continuous training in a high-quality environment.