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What we need

- Candidates must have obtained a University Degree in biomedical sciences within the European

- Master title or equivalent.

- Higher Education System.

- Preferably, candidates may have some expertise in molecular biology techniques

- Ability to handle varying workloads and aptitude for teamwork.

- High level of collaborative and communicative skills.

- Good level of English speaking and writing skills.


 Main Responsibilities

- Support with sample processing and molecular biology assays.

- Preparation of buffers and culture media for in vitro studies.

- Handling and perform molecular and functional assays with cell lines.


What we offer

- Temporary position.

- Full time

- Working in the mixed basic and clinical research environment of the Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute.

- The stimulating environment of the Barcelona metropolitan area.

Additional Information

The Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute (IJC) is a non-profit research institute based in Barcelona dedicated to advancing the understanding of leukemia and related disorders, in collaboration with the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The IJC has laboratories in 4 clinical campuses: i) Hospital Clínic, ii) Hospital de Sant Pau and iii) Hospital Germans Trias and iv) Pujol and Hospital del Mar. IJC serves as a collaborative center for basic researchers and physicians to work together on fundamental clinical and biological aspects of leukemia. The IJC offers an excellent work environment based on a multidisciplinary fusion of state-of-the-art ideas and facilities.


 Research Description

The team Cancer epigenetics at the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute is looking for a highly motivated PhD Student.

Current research is devoted to the establishment of the epigenome and epitranscriptome maps for normal and transformed cells, the study of the interactions between epigenetic modifications and non-coding RNAs, and the development of new epigenetic drugs for cancer therapy.

This position is funded by Fundació La Marató de TV3 (202131-32).

For more information:


Who we are?

Our mission is to carry out research into the basic, epidemiological, preventive, clinical and translational aspects of leukemia and other hematologic malignancies.

The vision of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute is that research will identify new therapeutic targets and enable us to develop more precise and less aggressive treatments.  We aspire to understand the origin and development of leukemias and other malignant hematological pathologies in order to be able to prevent them.  We will work for a future in which all leukemias will be curable.

For further information, please, visit our webpage: and the Josep Carreras nonprofit organization:

The European Commission awarded the IJC the HR Excellence seal in July 2019. The IJC continues to work to maintain its policies in line with the Charter and Code principles.

The HRS4R has the main objective of ensuring that research centers of excellence implement and respect the requirements of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for hiring researchers (from here on referred to as the Charter and Code) within their human resources policies-

This EC initiative aims to promote training, professional development, and mobility for all European scientists.  The IJC supports these values and principles, which will not only serve to strengthen its internal policies but will actively stimulate excellent research and firmly situate the organization as an institution with a stimulating working environment that favors the development of its scientists.

IJC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and other legally protected characteristics.

Place of presentation of the candidacies

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter (including the contact details of two referees) to Please, include in the subject the reference REF.: PhD_ME_90.


Deadline for Applications

Please submit your application by November 15 th, 2021.

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