Predoctoral researcher at the Phase Transitions in Health and Disease Research Group

Introduction to the vacant position:

The Phase Transitions in Health and Disease Group is looking for an Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) to develop his/her PhD thesis project on Deep Mutagenesis of ALS Domains. The project will develop starting from recent work from the lab aimed at understanding the mechanisms by which certain proteins become toxic in neurodegenerative diseases. The contract will be within the framework of a collaboration between our lab and the McAlary lab at U of Wollongong.

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

· Designing Deep Mutagenesis Experiments

· Performing Selection Assays

· Analyzing Large Sequencing Data

Requirements for candidates:

  • Degree and Master in Biotechnology/Bioinformatics/Life Sciences
  • Substantial Lab Experience
  • Experience in high-throughput selection assays
  • Cloning Expertise and Computational Skills (R, Phyton) will be a plus
  • Communication, Teamwork, Commitment, Proactivity, Collegiality, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking.
  • High level of English

We Offer:

How to apply:

Until July 25th an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:  

Reference: BB_PR.

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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. Thus, there are no restrictions of citizenship or gender and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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, 21 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 300 people from 30 different countries.