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 28 laboratories and seven core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions.
IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 members and 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona forms part of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the “Xarxa de Centres de Recerca de Catalunya” (CERCA).
IRB Barcelona is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher for a three-year project about analysis of genes expressed in Drosophila progenitor cells and their homologs in humans, in the Development and Morphogenesis in Drosophila group led by Dr. Jordi Casanova.
The work will focus on the analysis of genes expressed in the Drosophila adult progenitor cells and their homologs in humans. To do so the candidate will have to combine molecular, genetic and cellular techniques.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
Must Have – Required
Experience: PhD in Biology is required. Experience on drosophila genetics and development, and molecular biology.
Knowledge: Drosophila development
Skills: Drosophila tissue dissection, RT-qPCR, ELISA, Immunostaining, Cell culture
- Experience and knowledge on the Drosophila tracheal system.
WORKING CONDITIONS & ENTITLEMENTS:
Working conditions: Permanent contract linked to a research project. 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.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
International environment: Nearly 90 Postdoctoral researchers (more than a half non-Spanish nationals) are currently working at IRB Barcelona.
HOW TO APPLY & SELECTION PROCESS:
Deadline for applications: 26/11/2022
If no suitable candidate is found, the deadline will be extended.
Number of positions available: 1
Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter & experience.
Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
Job offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.
Note: The strengths and weaknesses of the applications will be provided upon request.
For more information please visit our website at: www.irbbarcelona.org
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