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2-year Postdoctoral position in Transplant Immunology

October 2, 2023 | Job offer

2-year Postdoctoral position in Transplant Immunology at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR), in the Translational Nephrology and Transplantation Laboratory group led by professor Oriol Bestard, in Barcelona.



Education and qualifications:
Innovative research in the field of solid organ transplantation, using novel technologies to assess allogeneic and anti-viral immunity in the context of an international european project dealing with transplantation tolerance and alloimmune sensitisation.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology/Human Biology and PhD
  • Specific/Additional training in Immunology/Molecular Sciences and Bioinformatics
  • Fluent English (business level)


  • Experience in Managing big biological data and Biostatistical skills
  • Experience working with animal models

Experience and knowledge:

  • Previous experience working in immunology.
  • Knowledge of immunology and Bioinformatics.
  • Ability to work with different immunological tools such as high-dimensional flow cytometry, ELISA, ELISPOT, solid phase assays, cellular cultures, and molecular technology assessment.
  • Experience designing laboratory experiments
  • Ability to write scientific manuscripts

Main responsibilities and duties:

  • Will be incorporated in a large competitive project dealing with transplant tolerance and alloimmune sensitization
  • Design and management of experiments to assess allo and anti-viral immunity
  • Generate and analyze big biological data
  • Manuscript writing


Labour conditions:

  • Full-time/Part-time position: 40 hours/week for 2 years. Possibility to extend for 1 additional year
  • Starting date: immediate.
  • Gross annual salary: (Remuneration will depend on experience and skills. Salary ranges are consistent with our Collective Agreement pay scale of the Institution.)
  • Contract: 2-year permanent position with the possibility of 1-year extension

What can we offer?

  • Incorporation to Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), a public sector institution that promotes and develops biomedical research, innovation and teaching at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (HUVH), the biggest hospital of Barcelona and the largest of Catalan Institute of Health (ICS).
  • A scientific environment of excellence, highly dynamic, where high-end biomedical projects are continuously developed.
  • Continuous learning and a wide range of responsibilities within a stimulating work environment.
  • Personal training opportunities.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • 23 days of holidays + 9 personal days.
  • Flexible Remuneration Program (including dining checks, health insurance, transportation and more).


How to apply:

Applicants should submit a full Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter with the reference “post-doctoral position at the Translational Nephrology and Transplantation Laboratory” to the following email addresses: oriol.bestard@vallhebron.cat and seleccio@vhir.org

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