Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), BIST

Junior Group Leader in Chemical Biology

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Barcelona, Spain

The Barcelona Institute for Science and Technology (BIST) has launched its Chemical Biology Initiative, with the support of ‘la Caixa’ Foundation. Building on the expertise already present at the BIST Institutes (, which include the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Catalan Institute for Bioengineering (IBEC), this initiative aims to develop a novel, synergic and interdisciplinary research programme at the interface between chemistry and biology.

As the first step, IRB Barcelona invites applications from outstanding young investigators for a tenure track junior group leader position (with the support of BIST and ‘la Caixa’ Foundation).

IRB Barcelona ( is a multidisciplinary institute where scientists working in the physical and biological sciences address challenging and pressing biomedical problems in a collaborative fashion in order to provide groundbreaking solutions to unmet medical needs. The institute currently has more than 430 members from all over the world, working in 27 research groups.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent research project at the interface between chemistry and biology. He/she will be provided with laboratory space, a start-up package, running costs and access to state-of-the-art facilities (listed at In addition, he/she will be able to take part in IRB Barcelona’s new Group Leader Mentoring Programme.

BIST and IRB Barcelona strive to provide a supportive and international working environment. IRB Barcelona recognises the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds, and it is committed to promote gender diversity among faculty. With this aim, IRB Barcelona adopts family-friendly policies, adheres to state-of-the-art guidelines for advancing gender equality and women’s leadership in science, and is happy to discuss specific arrangements to facilitate an optimal work-life balance for the successful candidate with a young family, including help with relocation costs and childcare.

Applications including a CV, letter of intent, brief (2-page) research proposal, and the names of at least three referees should be sent to no later than 15 November 2019, indicating the reference GL/19/01.

IRB BARCELONA endorses the Requirements and Principles of the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, and Open, Transparent, Merit-based recruitment promoted by the European Commission and follows Equal Opportunities policies. On December 2014, IRB Barcelona was awarded the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo. This recognition reflects the commitment of the Institute to the continuous improvement of its human resources policies. 


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Junior Group Leader in Chemical Biology