Senior researcher at the Integrative Cell and Tissue Dynamics Research Group (SRR_XT)

Introduction to the vacant position:

The Integrative Cell and Tissue Dynamics Group is looking for a Senior Researcher to work on the mechanobiology of cells and tissues.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Development of tools in molecular, cell and tissue biology.
  • Maintenance of technical knowhow.
  • Training of junior lab members
  • Participation in grant preparation and writing processes

Requirements for candidates:


  • Ph.D with postdoctoral experience in cell mechanobiology with focus on mammalian cell mechanobiology in vitro.
  • At least six years have passed since the date of obtaining the doctorate. This date will be understood as the date of doctoral thesis defense. For those who hold more than one doctorate, this requirement refers to the first one obtained.
  • Demonstrate quality of production and scientific-technological activity:

a) Scientific and technical contributions: Articles published in scientific journals, books or chapters of scientific and technical books, works presented at congresses, patents granted or licensed, and, in general, any other contribution that allows the assessment of the different aspects of research, including technology transfer.

b) Other curricular merits: It will be assessed, among other aspects:

– the management of doctoral theses, final master’s theses and final degree theses,

– obtaining awards, mentions and distinctions,

– dissemination and scientific dissemination activities

– Have postdoctoral experience at Spanish and/or foreign universities or R&D centers other than IBEC. Stays or mobility while providing services to IBEC.

– any other contribution that makes it possible to assess research merits not included in the previous sections

  • Multidisciplinary qualifications (Physics/Math’s, Physics/Engineering, etc.) and/or knowledge on multidisciplinary science.
  • Competencies and skills: Communication, Teamwork and collaboration, Commitment, Proactivity, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking.
  • High level of English
  • Track record of fund attraction at European level


  • Experience in advanced microscopy.
  • Experience in micropatterning technologies

We Offer:

  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: June 2023
  • Working conditions:
  • Full time
  • Permanent position. According to the replacement rate established by the budget law and approved by the IBEC Board of Trustees.
  • Measures to reconcile work and family life (maternity and paternity leave, flexible schedule working hours, teleworking, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others).
  • IBEC ensures equality of access to professional development opportunities irrespective of employment status, length at IBEC or other factors. The IBEC’s yearly training catalogue offers a wide range of training in technical and transferable skills including mobility grants and a Mentoring programme for predoctral and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high-quality international scientific environment.
  • Induction programme to facilitate incorporation at IBEC and additional support is provided for foreigners to obtain Visa-working permit and to install in Barcelona.

How to apply:

Until 16th of January an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:  

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.

Reference: SRR_XT

If you have any further question regarding your application, please contact us at

Principles of the selection process:

IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment principles (OTM-R).

IBEC´s Commitment on equal opportunity:

Our strength and excellence as an international transdisciplinary Research Institute are based on diversity.  Being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, so that we support employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, sexual identity or cultural and socioeconomic background.”

Protection of personal data:

IBEC guarantees that candidates’ personal data are processed in accordance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Law 3/2018 on Data Protection.

Personal data will be processed solely for the purposes of the selection process.

Who we are?

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine based in Barcelona. IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by the Ministry of Science, Universities and Innovation, which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.

IBEC’s mission is to develop international high-quality interdisciplinary research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to making a better quality of life, improving health and creating wealth. A close link with key universities, reference hospitals and corporations, are assets that facilitate achieving the mission.

IBEC was established in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park and is managing 3.800 square meters facilities, with an annual budget of 13 Mio€; 3.800 square meters of facilities; 21 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 350 people from 30 different countries.