• Postdoctoral researcher to work on Protein engineering of carbohydrate active enzymes

You will have the opportunity to join a leading university, the Biological Chemistry and Biotechnology Group (GQBB), Bioengineering Department at IQS, in a dynamic and professional environment. 

Research personnel with the title of doctor to participate in a project on Protein Engineering of Carbohydrate Active Enzymes


  • To participate in the project “Protein engineering and metabolic engineering of glycozymes for the production of bioactive glycans and glycoconjugates targeting biomedical applications” (GLYCODESIGN)
  • To provide technical suppot to the diferent research lines and contracts of the group (https://planaslab.iqs.edu/)

Profile requirements:

  • Education: PhD degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology or alike
  • Knowledge:

-Biochemistry and protein Engineering. Directed evolution of enzymes
-Bioinformatics and molecular modeling

  • Experience: in molecular biology and recombinant protein expression, enzyme engineering, preferably in directed evolution of enzymes, enzyme characterization, implementation of HTS assays
  • Languages: English
  • 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 1st, 2022


Submission of applications:

Interested people must apply via e-mail to rrhh@iqs.url.edu with the subject: INVESTIGO GQBB
Including the following documents:
- Introduction and motivation letter, in which the experience in experimental techniques is detailed
- Full CV and two recent papers as author
- Two letters of recommendation or contacts to whom request the letters of recommendation

IQS – 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 15th September 2022
  • Admission and selection process:

-The Human Resources Department of IQS – 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.
-The selection process will be carried out in a single phase of curricular evaluation in which the curricula will be valued according to the following weighting:

  • Expedient:  3 points
  • Knowledge: 2 points
  • Languages: 1 points
  • Experience: 4 points

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 100045ID13.

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.