IRB Barcelona is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality or ethnic origin.
The European Commission has launched the Science4Refugees initiative to help refugee scientists and researchers find suitable jobs. In this regard, IRB Barcelona welcomes applications from talented refugees and asylum seekers.
IRB Barcelona is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Applicants with a physical or mental limitation who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact the IRB Barcelona recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recruitment at IRB Barcelona is open, transpa rent and merit-based, and all applicants compete on the same terms.
Working with us
You’ll join a community of world-class researchers and skilled professionals devoted to understanding fundamental questions about human health and disease. We offer attractive conditions and benefits to attract and retain the brightest talent:
IRB Barcelona is home to nearly 450 research, technical and support staff from 35 countries
who work together to accelerate the biomedical sciences through investigator-driven research and to improve quality of life by applying advances in this field.
IRB Barcelona conducts research of excellence at the unique interface between biology,
chemistry, and structural and computational biology, thereby opening a strategic window to gain insight into basic molecular processes in health and disease.
Transversal and general training is offered to the entire IRB Barcelona community (examples include training in time management, gender equality, research seminars, conferences, health and safety, emotional wellbeing and scientific integrity). When possible, all transversal and general training is offered onsite and durin working hours to facilitate work-life balance and encourage participation.
Language Courses (Catalan, Spanish & English)
The official language at IRB Barcelona is English; however, the local languages are Catalan and Spanish. Free language courses are provided onsite and free of charge.
Relocation & Visa Assistance
Trained staff provides support on issues such as visa paperwork, administrative requirements, and practical information on living and working in Barcelona, etc. If you are from outside Spain, you may be eligible for relocation expenses, and also for Spouse Support through Barcelona Global and its ‘Emparejados Dual Career Network’, a programme that fosters work placement for partners of international senior investigators who settle in Barcelona.
We work hard to achieve our goal—to advance the biomedical sciences. But we also like to have fun. IRB Barcelona promotes several social activities, such as monthly "Cool-off sessions", where members meet informally for drinks, snacks and scientific discussions in the cafeteria. Other activities include a Football League, an annual skiing trip, a Mountaineering Club and a Running Club.
Be Healthy, Be IRB
We believe in a healthy culture that promotes and facilitates well-being as an integral part of the institution’s identity. IRB Barcelona members can enjoy in-house yoga & zumba classes, “Feel-good Wednesdays” with low-cost physiotherapy sessions, health and safety training, gym discounts, etc.
You & Your Family Matter
IRB Barcelona is committed to helping its members to achieve a work-life balance and offers them discounts for child-care services, and a “Som UB” member card issued by the University of Barcelona, which offers discounts for theatres, travel, insurance, etc.
We were awarded the "HR Excellence in Research" logo in 2014. This recognition reflects our commitment to continuously improving our human resources policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.