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23-274_R_AA Predoctoral Researcher - Cell Biology with an interest in Machine Learning

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Desde: 15/11/2023 0:00 (UTC+01:00) Bruselas, Copenhague, Madrid, París

Hasta: 14/12/2023 23:59 (UTC+01:00) Bruselas, Copenhague, Madrid, París



Predoctoral Researcher - Cell Biology with an interest in Machine Learning

Ref.: 23-274_R_AA


About the research group

Breast cancer

Under the direction of Dr. Albert A. Antolin, a new junior principal investigator affiliated to Oncobell, a new multidisciplinary line of research has been created that aims to develop public chemical biology resources, uncover how drugs work at a systems level and develop computational methods to design more effective anti-cancer therapeutics (e.g. Antolin AA, et al. Cell Chemical Biology, 2021; Hu H, et al. Cell Chemical Biology, 2023). The research line will have a strong focus on small-molecule multi-target drug design with close collaborations with experimental synthetic chemists, cancer biologists and oncologists to perform innovative early drug discovery and development.


About the role

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate who wants to join our team to perform his/her doctoral thesis and develop his/her career in a multidisciplinary laboratory bridging cancer biology, data science and medicinal chemistry. The postholder will focus on the characterization of small molecules in cellular models including culturing cancer cell lines and organoids, performing cell viability and drug combination studies, RNASeq and confocal microscopy. In the second part of the project, the candidate will develop his/her machine learning skills to develop a predictive algorithm using these data.


Job requirements

Professional experience

  • Not required

Education and training

  • Masters in biosciences (cancer, biomedicine, biotech, biology, human genetics)
  • Programming skills (preferred) 

Technical & soft skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good listener, fast learner with exceptional ability to understand and simplify complex problems
  • Relevant interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective relationships with project team members
  • Ability to present analysis results clearly orally and in written


  • Good command of the English language


We will value, but not required

  • Laboratory experience beyond Masters' lab stay (e.g., TFM)
  • Laboratory experience of several months (TFG, TFM or more)
  • Experience in cellular biology and cell culture
  • Laboratory techniques to value: confocal microscopy, advanced cell culture, drug combinations, RNA Seq, biochemistry assays on isolated proteins (e.g. ELISA)
  • Programming skills (e.g. python)
  • Machine learning skills


What do we offer

  • No. of positions: 1

  • Estimated start date: 08/01/2024

  • Contract duration: 48 months

  • Estimated annual gross salary: 17.600 €

  • You will be part of a multicultural team. We have a fun loving and friendly international work environment.

  • Flexible working schedule - We know you have a life outside of work and we will work with you to make sure it's kept that way.

  • Possibility to work some days in remote -Teleworking

  • 26 working days of holiday per year

  • System of accumulated hours for employees, from 88 to 104 hours depending on the year (11 to 13 working days), to attend to personal matters.

  • Paid leave package

  • Benefits of constant training are offered

  • We offer and promote diverse and inclusive conditions. Applicants are made free from any discrimination. Specifically IDIBELL works to improve gender equality in all areas with the aim of achieving gender balance, but maintaining the most scrupulous respect to any choice at the level of gender identity. Please express yourself freely, safely and non-binarily, if that's the case.


Deadline: Please submit your application by 14/12/2023


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Our institute

IDIBELL is a research center that integrates the biomedical research of the Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB), the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), and the University of Barcelona in the Bellvitge Campus (UB), and the Viladecans Hospital (HV). The research focuses of IDIBELL are cancer, neuroscience, translational medicine and regenerative medicine. Research, innovation and society are the pivots on which researchers work every day in order to improve the quality of life of citizens.



The 'HR Excellence in Research' award represents IDIBELL’s commitment to the implementation of Human Resources policies, which oversee the attracting and development of talent in an open, transparent, and based on personal merit, in alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment Researchers (Charter and Code).

IDIBELL is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the implementation of open, transparent and merit-based recruitment (OTMR).

The project leading to this labour contract has received funding from PID MICIN under the project code PID2022-136344OA-I00.


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