The “A Future in Biomedicine” initiative is aimed at outstanding and highly motivated students in the last year of their degree. Students should show a strong interest in the fields of the biology, biomedicine, chemistry, physics, pharmacy, structural biology, computational sciences, and other related areas.
IRB Barcelona is looking for young undergraduate students enrolled in local universities who wish to carry out a research project at the institute from September 2016 to July 2017. The selected students will work with IRB Barcelona scientists on diverse topics addressed by the research groups at the institute. The students will be mentored by a senior researcher and will also have the opportunity to participate in the activities undertaken at the institute during their stay.
Best students of the programme will be preselected by the IRB Barcelona and invited to enter the regular Molecular Mechanisms of Disease MsC Programme selection procedure leaded by the Radboud Institute of Molecular Life Sciences (The Netherlands) .
We offer a total of eight grants to carry out research with one of the following research groups:
Students will spend a minimum of 12h and up to 20h per week in an IRB Barcelona lab during their last year of undergraduate studies (Academic year 2016/2017) upon agreement with the project supervisor at IRB Barcelona.
Awardees will receive a stipend of 200€ per month. IRB Barcelona will provide medical and accident insurance.
IRB Barcelona will provide students with additional complementary training opportunities.
The project supervisor at IRB Barcelona will provide the student with a reference letter upon completion of the programme.
Participation in the “A Future in Biomedicine” Programme does not imply any contractual relationship between the awardee and IRB Barcelona.
The “A Future in Biomedicine” Programme has been designed to encourage and further the education of young emerging researchers in biomedical research. The programme is addressed to students who fulfil the following:
Applicants will be evaluated on basis of academic record, motivation letter, as well as other criteria, such as internationalization, previous research experience, and letter of reference.
Candidates should send the documents listed below to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline (see below), indicating “A Future in Biomedicine candidacy” in the subject box.
Applicants should indicate in the e-mail up to two research groups in which they would like to work—in order of preference. Moreover, if interested in a particular research group, they should make reference to it in the motivation letter. More information on the research activities of each group can be found on the IRB Barcelona website.
Referees must send their letters directly to IRB Barcelona to the address: email@example.com. Only letters with an official letterhead and signature will be accepted. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that their referee sends the letter. Applications not accompanied by this letter will not be processed.
Applicants should submit information wherever possible in English (CV, motivation letter, summary of work experience). If the certified Academic Record is not in Catalan, Spanish, or English, applicants should also attach a translation into one of these languages.
Upon completion of the programme, each student is required to send a summary report to the IRB Barcelona Academic Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and also to the project supervisor. Students will present their work in a seminar at the end of the period.