Research Officer – Histopathology Core Facility (ref. CF/24/01)

IRB Barcelona is seeking a motivated scientific biomedical professional (veterinarian, biologist, biotechnologist or from a similar area of knowledge) with proven skills in molecular pathology, experimental pathology, spatial biology and image analysis to cover a position in the Histopathology Facility.


Provide expertise and drive ideas in molecular pathology, spatial biology, digital pathology solutions and methods to support Immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunofluorescence (IF), multiplex IF and in-situ hybridization (ISH) pathology studies.
Molecular pathology: lead the development of assays for the investigation of new targets and disease biomarkers of human diseases - antibody based immunofluorescence tissue assays (IHC, IF, multiplexing assays) and fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH) techniques.
Computerized pathology: Use of the different image analysis tools and interpretation of the tissue data. Able to build new solutions and challenges in biomedical image and spatial biology.
Integrate the information obtained by molecular, image analysis and spatial assays with other experimental pathology data.


Must Have – Required:

PhD, postdoc or Master in Veterinary, Biology, Biotechnology degree or equivalent with proven experience in a laboratory of pathology, biomedicine or similar.
Expertise in developing antibody based pathology assays (IHC, IF) and other molecular assays (FISH).
Digital pathology and Image analysis expertise.
Knowledge: Biology, Anatomy, Histology, General Pathology and Molecular Pathology, Tissue Image Analysis and other related fields.
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
Proven collaboration and communication skills
Self-motivated, pro-activity and eager to drive innovation in the area of molecular pathology
Fluent English (written and oral)
Informatics and Statisticals skills


Experience: Experience in spatial biology Antibody immunofluorescence based assays Rodent necropsy and sample collection.
Rodent necropsy and sample collection. FELASA accreditation.
Knowledge: Histopathology of animal models of human diseases.
Skills: Custom orientation.


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.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
International environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious, diverse and inclusive international research institution and to become a member of an established research group.
Benefits: Continuous training in a high-quality environment with unique professional career opportunities.