• Postdoc Smart Biotherapeutics

Would you like to generate smart antibody biotherapeutics targeting brain tumors?

The project and the team

Current treatments against brain tumors have very low efficacy due to the incapacity of most drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and to eliminate resistant cell populations.

In our group, we are developing efficient delivery systems to transport targeted nano- and bio-therapeutics across the BBB for the treatment of brain tumors. To support this challenging endeavor, we have recently received a highly prestigious grant from the European Research Council. In parallel, we are developing new strategies to render conditionally active antibodies capable of engaging targets previously considered undruggable.

In your project you will be applying antibody engineering and biorthogonal chemistry to create smart brain permeable antibodies and conjugates.

You’ll be part of a young, dynamic, and international team at IQS Barcelona! We invite you to visit our website www.pptn.iqs.edu We aim to contribute to pushing the boundaries of knowledge but our main goal is to grow and enjoy science together!

Your profile

  • PhD degree with a background in biotechnology, chemistry, pharmacy, or related
  • Experience in protein engineering. Knowledge in antibody engineering and chemistry is not essential but will be valued.
  • Strong motivation, proactivity and creativity
  • Good social skills to work in a team.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English

Fellowship details

  • Two years of funding with a competitive salary
  • Space for creativity, training opportunities, and career support
  • Expected starting date: preferably May 2023, September 2023 the latest


Applications are welcome until February 28th or until the candidate is found

You may send your application to Dr. Benjamí Oller Salvia at benjami.oller@iqs.url.edu. Please include
“Postdoc Biotherapeutics” in the subject line of your email and the following documents in a single pdf
with your name:

  • A motivation letter explaining your main interests, your research experience, and why you think you would be a good fit for this position
  • Two reference letters and contact details of the referees who wrote them
  • CV

Early applications are encouraged