Postdoctoral position, Experimental Hematology group

Publication date: 18 January 2019


Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology 
Centro Cellex, Calle Natzaret, 115-117
08035 Barcelona 

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About VHIO

Under the leadership of Josep Tabernero, the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), created by José Baselga in 2007, has established itself as a comprehensive cancer centre of proven excellence internationally. It is thanks to Josep Tabernero´s directorship and VHIO´s optimal organizational structure based on a purely multidisciplinary and translational model that VHIO talents continue to anticipate and tackle the many unresolved questions in combatting this multifaceted and heterogeneous disease.

Located within the Vall d´Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, our researchers closely collaborate and interact with Vall d´Hebron physician-scientists. Translational science and clinical research are therefore tightly connected which promotes superb interaction and teamwork which, in turn, accelerates the bench-bedside-bed cycle of knowledge. This privileged environment affords VHIO direct access to patients as well as the entire spectrum of oncology professionals who care for them, and a second-to-none appreciation of how cancer science can translate into more powerful, targeted treatments and better practice for the care of patients.

VHIO´s pioneering model and programes, coupled with its belief in combining strengths through cross-border collaborations, continue to spur advances in reversing cancer resistance, halting metastatic spread, and more effectively treating even the most undruggable tumor types.


Job Title

Postdoctoral position, Experimental Hematology group 

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available at the Experimental Hematology group at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO). The Experimental Hematology group, directed by Dr. Francesc Bosch, head of the Hematology Department at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, focuses on the study of the mechanisms of pathogenesis and progression of hematologic malignancies. We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral research scientist with a strong background in hematology and/or immunology to join our group. The research project to be developed is aimed at the study of the role of the innate immune system in lymphomas involving the central nervous system using in vivo models that include patient-derived xenografts and is fully financed for three years.
More information about the research group can be found here:

Number of vacancies: 1


  • Scientific background in the hematology and/or immunology fields.
  • Accreditation and experience working with research animals.
  • Minimum Level in English: C1.
  • The candidate must be proficient in the preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed international scientific journals.

Additional information

  • The successful candidate profile will be an organized, motivated and team-oriented individual with previous experience in a translational research laboratory, ideally with previous experience in cancer research.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to design and execute experimental plans that align with the overall aim of the research project. The candidate will be also involved in mentoring younger scientists.
  • Previous experience as a postdoctoral researcher will be of additional value.

How to apply

Please email CV to: Please use “Ref 17/2018” as the subject line in your email.

Application deadline

Deadline for application is 28 February 2019

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