Lab Manager/Postdoctoral Fellow for Genome Data Science lab (ref. PD/21/18)

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IRB Barcelona is seeking a Lab Manager / Postdoctoral Fellow to work on the project entitled “Hypermutated tumors: insight into genome maintenance and cancer vulnerabilities provided by an extreme burden of somatic mutations”, funded by the European Research Council (ERC).  

We are looking for an experienced experimental biologist, who enjoys being involved in exciting, cutting-edge science.  We would like to recruit a person who is looking for opportunities for work on collaborative projects and for supervision of junior colleagues in the lab. 

This position is ideal for communicative, organized and dilligent researchers, who will be responsible for organizing the details of the wet-lab work in the Supek lab of the IRB Barcelona.  Please see “DUTIES” section below.

A PhD in the life sciences is a prerequisite, preferably in a field related either with cancer, or with DNA damage/repair more generally; please see “EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS” section below.

The work will be performed in the Genome Data Science lab ( ) in collaboration with the diverse, international team in the lab, which consists of genomics biologists, wet-lab biologists and mathematicians at the PhD and postdoc level.

Start date is flexible; ideally October – November 2021.

Informal inquiries can be directed to the PI at

Early applications are encouraged.

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- manage the purchasing and the inventory of the laboratory supplies necessary for the experimental work in the Supek lab

- work with IRB administration to handle legal (MTAs, tenders) and the logistic issues (shipping, import) related with reagents above

- co-supervise student(s) or junior postdocs in the wet-lab in their daily work on their projects

- collaborate with other members of the host lab to facilitate progress on their project(s) by performing experiments to support their work

- perform excellent research on own project according to the high standards of the Supek lab and the IRB Barcelona

- present at Genome Data Science lab meetings and journal clubs, and at department seminars


Must Have – Required: 

  • Experience: A PhD in the life sciences. At least one first-author publication.
  • Knowledge: good level of spoken English.  
  • Skills: mammalian cell culture. Cloning. Genetic modification of mammalian cells.


  • Experience: Some postdoctoral experience (1-4 years). Work on cancer-related, or DNA damage/repair/mutagenesis related projects.
  • Knowledge: high level of spoken and written English. Good level of Spanish.
  • Skills: flow cytometry, protein biochemistry, CRISPR/Cas9 or related genetic modification, qPCR.


  • 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.
  • Training and Career: Postdoctoral researchers joining IRB Barcelona gain access to the Institute’s advanced research training and career development opportunities, all within in a competitive international environment. Courses and workshops on themes of particular interest to postdocs are offered regularly by the Institute.
  • International environment: Nearly 90 Postdoctoral researchers (more than a half non-Spanish nationals) are currently working at IRB Barcelona.




  • Deadline for applications: 31/10/2021 (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, management of research and innovation. 
    • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
    • Job offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview. 

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