Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow.

Scholarship: Fully-funded
Degree: Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: Spain
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

Located at the renowned Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), one of the top 20 oncology departments in the world, the Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Translational Research Group is a vibrant centre for pioneering clinical and translational researchers.

Led by Dr Teresa Macarulla (MD PhD), our group works in close collaboration, bringing together clinical oncologists with the preclinical and translational team led by Dr Tian Tian (MD PhD). Our collective commitment is unwavering, with the goal of advancing pancreaticobiliary cancer research and seamlessly linking laboratory breakthroughs to patient care.

Our latest research findings can be found in Clin Cancer Res29, 432-445, (2023); Clin Cancer Res 28, 1662-1671, (2022); J Clin Oncol 40, 3929-3939, (2022); Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol6, 803-815, (2021); Nat Med 26, 878-885, (2020); Nat Genet52, 655-661, (2020); Lancet Oncol 21, 796-807, (2020); Nat Cell Biol 21, 824-834, (2019); N Engl J Med 381, 317-327, (2019).

 Available Subjects:

  • Engage in cutting-edge translational oncology research at the forefront of the field.
  • Thrive in an international working environment that encourages diverse perspectives and cross-cultural collaboration.
  • Benefit from an extensive network and valuable contacts within the Transcan project, connecting you with leading researchers across Europe.
  • Benefit from mentoring by experienced and successful researchers, accelerating your professional development.
  • Enjoy a highly competitive salary package that recognises your expertise and commitment to advancing oncology research, as well as the sunny and vibrant quality of life in Barcelona.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Highly organised, motivated and team-oriented individuals of any nationality.
  • PhD in a biomedical field or MDExcellent academic record with at least one first authored peer-reviewed publicationHigh level of EnglishExperience in molecular and cell biology
  • Skills in multi-omics experimentation and analysis (e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, MeDIP-seq and metabolomics) would be an advantage
  • Experience in translational research and hands-on work with mice would be an advantage.

Application Procedure:

Applicants should send a CV, cover letter and contact details of at least two referees to the Preclinical and Translational Team Leader, Dr Tian Tian, by email to to:[email protected] with “2023 Upper GI Postdoctoral Fellow Application” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 30 October 2023. The selection committee will review applications immediately and short-listed candidates will be invited for online or on-site interviews.