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Positions at the Cancer Epigenetics and Biology Program (PEBC)
- Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain

Description: The Catalan Institute of Oncology (Institut Català d'Oncologia, ICO) is a nonprofitable public company, created in March 1995 and member of the Servei Català de la Salut (Catalan Health Service). The Institute is a centre of integral oncology assistance, which, according to international tendency, integrates in only one organization all the elements and the efforts to fight effectively and efficiently against cancer. The Institute is a centre highly specialized and advanced in oncology which offers in a coordinated way: diagnostic, treatment, prevention, training and research. In accordance with the comprehensive cancer centre model, ICO is committed to the physical proximity of research to clinical activity in order to ensure better results in terms of knowledge transfer. Hence considerable effort has been made in recent years to foster research. According to this, ICO had three research programms: Epidemiology and prevention of cancer, Translational research and Clinical research.

It is a great pleasure to announce the launching in 2008 of a fourth research program devoted to Basic research, the "Cancer Epigenetics and Biology Program" (PEBC) headed by Manel Esteller, M.D., Ph.D. The research program is supported by the Departament de Sanitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion and the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA). Current research projects developed at the PEBC include, but are not restricted to, cancer epigenetics, chromatin and stem cell biology, aging, cell cycle and transformation, imprinting and the identification of cancer genes. Representative high impact publications from the Principal Investigators of PEBC include:

Nat Genet 37:391-400, 2005; Nat Cell Biol 7:930-2, 2005; Nat Genet 37:1063-71, 2005; Nat Genet 38:566-9, 2006; Cell 125:719-32, 2006; Genes Dev 20:1256-61, 2006; Nat Rev Genet 2007; Nat Genet 39: 279-80, 2007; Nature 450: 440-4, 2007; N Engl J Med 358:1148-59, 2008.

Positions available:  We encourage applications from highly motivated candidates with excellent qualifications in biomedical and life sciences, molecular and cellular biology or biochemistry for the following positions:


  • 1 Junior Group Leader (Includes funding for reagents and personnel)

  • 1 Research Associate

  • 3 Postdoctoral Researchers

  • 3 PhD Students

  • 3 Technicians (Including a confocal specialist)

  • 1 Scientific Management Officer


Application Details: The place of employment and work is the Cancer Epigenetics and Biology Program of the Catalan Instute of Oncology, located at the Parc Sanitari Duran i Reynals, Av. Gran Via s/n Km 2,7 08907 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae in English, a copy of the degree certificate and a letter of interest to:

Ms. Anna Verges (averges@iconcologia.net) or
Dr. Manel Esteller (mesteller@iconcologia.net).

Any potential applicant is invited to apply irrespective of age, sex, race, religion or ethnic background. We encourage unsolicited applications from excellent applicants at all times.

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More Information: PEBC website

Document: Official job posting (pdf)

Closing Date: Check with institute


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