Postdoctoral Researcher in Innate Immune Biology (ref. PD/23/14)

IRB Barcelona seeks to recruit two highly motivated Postdoctoral Researchers from the national and international community to join the Innate Immune Biology group of Dr. Stefanie Wculek (https://www.irbbarcelona.org/es/research/innate-immune-biology).

We aim to recruit experienced wet-lab biologists who are curiosity-driven and responsible team players that are leading their research together with the PI. S/he will work on projects to understand the role of the innate immune system and their immunometabolism in homeostasis and during aging, which will be defined together with the successful candidates, based on his/her interests.

We provide a stimulating, interactive, challenging and equal opportunity team-working environment in a modern research institute, with innovative research infrastructures and core facilities. Moreover, we offer training in hard and soft skills with world-class support at the group- and institute-level to maximize professional career development.

The positions are financed by the ERC Starting Grant project “Studying the metabolism and function of myeloid dendritic cells and neutrophils in distinct tissues in health and aging (MyTissue)”.



DUTIES:

- Lead and organize projects within the group’s scientific scope with the PI.

- Conduct high quality research in collaboration with other team members.

- Participate and report results in group meetings and scientific discussions.

- Engage in training of junior scientist of the research group.

- Write manuscripts together with the PI.




EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:

Must Have – Required:

Experience: PhD in biomedicine or biosciences (ideally completed within no more than 2 years). Performing and disseminating of scientific studies.
Knowledge: highly motivated and collaborative, with enthusiasm to lead conceptually and technically challenging research projects. Fluency in written and spoken English.
Skills: organized, responsible and creative.

Desirable:

Experience: Research on innate immune cells, aging and/or immunometabolism. Supervision of students or technicians. Coordination of collaborative research efforts.
Knowledge: Mass and Flow Cytometry and sorting, Mouse models, Primary human tissue and cell culture, Bioinformatics tools for analysis of gene expression, Multiplex immunohistochemistry, Molecular biology techniques including cloning and CRISPR.


WORKING CONDITIONS & ENTITLEMENTS:

Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work.

Training and Career: Postdoctoral researchers joining IRB Barcelona gain access to the Institute’s advanced research training and career development opportunities, all within in a competitive international environment. Courses and workshops on themes of particular interest to postdocs are offered regularly by the Institute.

Estimated annual gross salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

International environment: Nearly 90 Postdoctoral researchers (more than a half non-Spanish nationals) are currently working at IRB Barcelona.