• Postdoctoral researcher to work on mRNA tumor therapeutic vaccines

You will have the opportunity to join a leading university and  the research group  “GEMAT: Materials Engineering group” in a dynamic and professional environment. 

Research personnel with the title of doctor


  • The candidate will  work on a  project devoted to designing a multi-therapeutic mRNA vaccine against lung cancer, based on polymeric and/or lipid micro- nanosystems. GEMAT has recently received funding from the Spanish Government and from a European call to run this project, so the postdoc will be incorporated in a multidisciplinary and transversal team working collaboratively to successfully run the project. In addition, the project will account with the collaboration of international partners from research groups, universities and companies, where the postdoc will be involved.
  • He/she will be in charge of the following activities of the project:

1) Optimizing in vitro transcription for the synthesis of antigen mRNAs
2) Selection and synthesis of the biomaterials to be used in the formulations
3) Formulate the micro and/or nanosystems carrying the synthesized mRNAs
4) In vitro studies of interaction of the delivery systems designed with biological macromolecules, physiological barriers crossing and cell uptake
5) In vitro (and possibly in vivo) studies of safety and efficacy

  • Being a highly transversal and complex project, depending on the background of the selected candidate, he/she may be incorporated to work in different parts of the project.

Profile requirements:

  • The postdoc is expected to have a strong background on molecular biology, immunology and/or nanomedicine
  • At the moment of contracting one must comply with the following requirements:

-Be between 16 and 30 years of age
-Being unemployed
-Be registered as a job-seeker on the Catalan Job Service (SOC)
-Not having carried out research activities at the Ramon Llull University (URL) in the previous six months.

We offer:

  • full-time contract
  • expected duration: 24 months
  • planned incorporation: December 2022


Submission of applications:

Interested people must apply via email at: rrhh@iqs.url.edu, with the subject: INVESTIGO GEMAT.

INSTITUT QUÍMIC DE SARRIÀ – URL might require proof of the obligatory requirements before formalising the contract, as well as the necessary aspects when they consider that there may be inaccuracies.

  • Deadline: applications can be sent until 15-09-2022
  • Admission and selection process:

-The Human Resources Department of  INSTITUT QUÍMIC DE SARRIÀ – URL is the responsible body for all of the admission and selection process, in accordance with the rules and procedures applicable to the entity.
-Candidates that do not comply with the requirements will be excluded from the process.

This offer is within the Investigo Programme for hiring young job seekers in the realization of research and innovation initiatives, in the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan in Catalonia, financed by the European Union through the European Next Generation Funds. Official code 100045ID17

Ramon Llull University includes in its IV Gender Equality Plan the commitment to promote equality between people and includes measures to guarantee equal treatment and opportunities between genders and eliminate any type of discrimination. The areas affected by this Plan, in accordance with what is regulated by article 46 of LO3/2007, are access to employment, professional classification, promotion and training, remuneration, organization of working time, and the prevention of sexual and gender-based harassment.