Biochemist at the Bioengineering in Reproductive Health Research Group

The lab:

Our laboratory is comprised of a multidisciplinary team where biologists, embryologists, biophysicists, clinicians, and business developers synergize to create a unique environment shaped by science and entrepreneurship. The Open Innovation lab provides solutions to embryology and cell therapy fields by combining bioengineering with advanced imaging technologies. Due to the high translational component of our research, we have established collaboration contracts with the pharma industry, hospitals and venture capital to bring our technology from the lab to the clinics and to the market.

The project:

This project aims to explore the different components of the human plasma and use them as supplements for biological applications, such as cell or embryo culture, cosmetics or regenerative medicine. We are interested in exploring by products of the Cohn plasma fractionation process as potential new products with biological activity. The project will also explore the plasma fraction containing platelets due to their high content in growth factors. This project will be implemented in close collaboration with the pharma industry. The candidate will help to define the parameters required for isolation, purification and characterization of said fractions. Cell culture specialists will be working in the project and in collaboration with the candidate will evaluate the potency and usability of the purified products.

Main tasks and responsibilities / The successful candidate will develop research involving:

The current position seeks a motivated candidate with experience in the protein biochemistry of blood and plasma, this includes protein purification,  characterization and testing. The contract will be within the framework of a collaboration with the industry, whose objective is to develop cell culture supplements for advanced therapies.

Main tasks and responsibilities / The successful candidate will develop research involving:

  • Plasma composition analysis
  • Protein purification
  • Molecular biology
  • Media formulation
  • Cell culture
  • Experimental design
  • Results analysis
  • Report writing
  • Literature search and analysis

Requirements for candidates:

  • Degree in Life Sciences, preferentially biochemistry but also biotechnology, biology, etc.
  • Strong knowledge in blood and plasma biochemistry
  • Experience in R&D department, in scientific areas related with protein purification and molecular biology
  • Competences and skills:
  • Proactive, dynamic, organized and committed
  • Oral and written communications skills
  • Independence, technical troubleshooting
  • Teamwork and ability to be involved in a multidisciplinary team
  • Fluent level of English


  • Cell culture experience
  • In vitro assays development
  • Quality and regulatory systems knowledge (GLP, GMP, ISO, etc.)
  • PhD in molecular biology related areas

We offer:

  • Full-time 2-year contract starting in September-October 2022, with the possibility of extension based on results.
  • Salary will be commensurate with academic level and experience
  • Stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment

How to apply:

Until Oct 15th, 2022 an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:  

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.

Reference: LT-SO.

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 information:

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 Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (in charge of research and innovation policy in Spain), 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, 22 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 300 people from 30 different countries. .