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-   MSc in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, or similar.
-   Excellent level of oral and written English.
-   Previous research experience in tissue culture and molecular biology techniques will be positively evaluated.
-   High level of motivation and interest in cancer research.


 Main responsibilities

-   Perform small molecule inhibitor screens in vitro and in vivo.
-   Validate selected inhibitor in vivo in patient-derived xenograft mouse models.


What we offer

-   A 4-year contract.
-   Start date: October 1st 2020.
-   A salary that with commensurate your qualifications.
-   The stimulating environment of the IJC and its scientific network.

Additional Information

IJC Campus ICO-GTIP (Badalona) is looking for a PhD student to join the Leukemia and Immuno-Oncology Group led by Dr. Laura Belver. Our group integrates different methods in epigenetics, systems biology, functional genomics and biochemistry to understand the molecular mechanism underlying leukemic transformation and to identify new therapeutic targets.


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 resume and a cover letter and (incl. the contact details of two referees) to including the reference PHD_LB_42.


Deadline for Applications: 24th September 2020.

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