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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

Contact us by 30 June
Open call for Postdoctoral Candidates to apply for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023
Call closed

IRB Barcelona is a world-class research centre devoted to understanding fundamental questions about human health and disease. Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and the University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence - a seal that was awarded in 2011.

The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 29 laboratories and 7 core facilities address basic questions in biology, chemistry and medicine.

IRB Barcelona is announcing a call for Postdoctoral Candidates to submit proposals for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship in the field of biomedicine. The MSCA grant initiative aims to foster the creativity and innovation of PhD-holding researchers seeking to acquire new skills through advanced training, international collaboration, interdisciplinary work, and cross-sectoral mobility. Postdoctoral candidates are encouraged to review the list of IRB labs currently accepting MSCA fellows (see below) to identify research areas that align with their interests and find an appropriate IRB supervisor.


To apply: contact us by 30 June 2023
Call deadline: 13 September 2023



Please confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria for this call before applying

  • Supported fellows must be in possession of a doctoral degree before call deadline.
  • At the call deadline, supported researchers must have a maximum of 8 years fulltime equivalent experience in research, measured from the date of award of the doctoral degree. Years of experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. due to parental leave), will not count towards the amount of research experience. For nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to pursue their research career in EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries, years of experience in research in third countries will not be considered in the above maximum.
  • Recruited researchers must comply with the following mobility rule: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.
  • Supported researchers can be of any nationality. However, researchers going to a third country (Global Postdoctoral Fellowship), must be nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries.
  • Resubmissions: proposals involving the same recruiting organisation (and for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships also the associated partner hosting the outgoing phase) and individual researcher submitted to the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 and having received a score of less than 70% must not be resubmitted.
  • More info at MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023.

How to apply

IRB Barcelona invites Postdoctoral Fellows to apply for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships in the referenced labs hereunder:

Cancer Science

  • Signalling and Cell Cycle Laboratory
    • PI: Angel R. Nebreda
    • Keywords: p38 MAPK, signaling network, cancer cell homeostasis, chemotherapy resistance, tumor microenvironment.
    • If interested in applying for a postdoc opening in this lab please contact the IRB Barcelona recruitment team at




Mechanisms of Disease

  • Cell Signaling Laboratory
    • PI: Francesc Posas
    • Keywords: stress adaptation, MAPK signaling, cell cycle, gene expression regulation, synthetic biology.
    • If interested in applying for a postdoc opening in this lab please contact the IRB Barcelona recruitment team at






Aging and Metabolism


Selection procedure

Candidates will be selected based on their CV and experience.