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Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct cellular, molecular, biochemical, and immunology in vitro experiments.
  • Co-design, develop and conduct in vivo experiments in xenograft models transplanted with primary B-cell ALL cells and T-cells.
  • Conduct data analysis and prepare data for presentation in peer-reviewed journals, grant preparation and professional meetings.

Qualifications and requirements:

Suitable candidates must have a degree in experimental-biomedical sciences (biochemistry, biotechnology, biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, etc) and have completed their Master Thesis. The selected candidate must demonstrate vocation and commitment with science. S/he must be determined, proactive, independent, eager to learn and quick learner, and with strong working capacity. Furthermore, candidates are expected to:

  • Have previous lab experience, especially in cell biology, FACS and immunology.
  • Work with animal models. Personal certificate issued by the Generalitat de Catalunya to work with animals is required at the time of starting the PhD.


  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and with other team members and external national and international collaborators.
  • Have good oral and written communications skills.
  • Previous experience in MSC biology is a must.

Additional Information

The Organization:

The Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute (IJC) is a nonprofit research institute based in Barcelona and dedicated to advancing our understanding about leukemia and related disorders, in partnership with the University of Barcelona and University Autónoma of Barcelona. The IJC has laboratories in three clinical campuses: i) Clinic Hospital, ii) Sant Pau Hospital and iii) Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital. IJC serves as a collaborative hub for basic investigators and physicians to work together on fundamental biological and clinical aspects of leukemia. The IJC offers an excellent work environment built around a multi-disciplinary fusion of ideas and state-of-the-art facilities. For additional information please visit: www.carrerasresearch.org 

The Opportunity:

Pablo Menendez´s Laboratory, located in the Campus Clinic/School of Medicine of the University of Barcelona, is an ERC-funded young, dynamic and growing research team working on the frontiers of leukemia research, immunotherapy and stem cell biology. We are looking for a PhD candidate to participate in a project funded by the European Commission (ERC) and the Health Institute Carlos III (ISCIII) aimed to advance adoptive cell immunotherapies (BiTEs and CAR T-cells) for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-cell ALL).

We offer:

  • To work in an excellent environment in the stunning city of Barcelona.
  • High-quality training in acute leukemia and immunotherapy in a productive lab.
  • Networking opportunities and international exposure.
  • Starting data effective when the scholarship is awarded (the lab to cover the first months).

For more information:




Informal queries may also be addressed to Dr. Menéndez. 

Place of presentation of the candidacies

How to apply:


Interested applicants should complete CV, research interests (please explain why interested in this job and this group) and contact info of three references able to assess your scientific potential and previous performance to rrhh@carrerasresearch.org  with copy pmenendez@carrerasresearch.org



Deadline for applications:  31 January 2019