The main aim of the Graupera Lab is to understand the physiology of blood vessels and their role in disease towards the development of therapeutic strategies to target the vascular compartment. Specifically, our laboratory has strong interest in i) the fundamental understanding of physiological vessel growth and function, and ii) understanding the pathological contexts in which the vasculature plays a critical role either intrinsically, as happens in vascular anomalies, or extrinsically in cancer, as a key component of the stromal compartment, and in obesity, where the vasculature has a main role in the regulation of systemic metabolism. For our research, our lab develops unique animal models including zebrafish and mice, established cell lines, and patient-derived samples. We apply a holistic approach utilising state-of-the-art techniques as high-throughput analysis, next-generation sequencing, single cell RNA sequencing, phospho/proteomics, and high-resolution imaging. Our lab closely collaborates with clinicians to translate our research into the clinic at both the diagnostic and therapeutic levels.
Candidates for this position must have a recent PhD in Biomedicine, Molecular or Cellular Biology, or similar, and a background in the angiogenesis field. Substantial demonstrated expertise in molecular and cellular biology techniques and imaging, as well as mouse work, is required. Experience with OMICs (RNAseq, phosphoproteomics, metabolomics) is desirable, but not required, and support for bioinformatics training will be provided. The candidate needs to be able to work independently and in a collaborative team and should have excellent written and oral communication skills and needs to be enthusiastic about her/his work.
- Type of contract: one-year contract (with the possibility to extend to three years)
- Workday: full-time
- Working hours: Monday to Friday, from 9h to 18h
- Professional Category: PostDoc
- Salary: 25,297€ (annual gross).
- Job location: Graupera Laboratory within the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Barcelona (Spain)
- Incorporation: January 2020
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
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Deadline for sending CVs: 24th november 2019