Ref. 12/2018 – Research Assistant in Prostate and Breast Cancer Translational Research (Process Closed)

Deadline for submission of applications: 30/11/2018

Reference: 12/2018

Number of vacancies: 1

Offer description:

We seek a Research Assistant to join us as of November 2018 at the Vall d’Hebron Institute ofOncology (Barcelona) to work on a joint project of the Prostate Cancer Translation Research and Experimental Therapies Groups (PIs: Joaquin Mateo and Violeta Serra). Our teams focus on studying and testing hypothesis-based targeted therapy in prostate and breast cancers. We are especially committed to applying the potential clinical value of our findings to ongoing and future clinical trials. More specifically, the candidate will be involved in the implementation of DNA damage repair biomarker assays in human tumor samples. The duration of the project is 3 years and is supported by a CDMRP grant from the US Department of Defense (DoD) Prostate Cancer Research Foundation.


We are looking for a research assistant (PhD is not mandatory but will be considered) with expertise in histopathology, handling and processing of patient tumor biopsies pathology, immunofluorescence techniques and immunohistochemistry. Eligibility for EU and Spanish-funded fellowships will be preferred. Fluency in English is mandatory.

About VHIO:

Under the leadership of Josep Tabernero, the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), created by José Baselga in 2006, has established itself as a comprehensive cancer centre of proven excellence internationally. It is thanks to Josep´s directorship and VHIO´s optimal organisational structure based on a purely multidisciplinary and translational model that VHIO talents continue to anticipate and tackle the many unresolved questions in combatting this multifaceted and heterogeneous disease.

Located within the Vall d´Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, our researchers closely collaborate and interact with Vall d´Hebron physician-scientists. Translational science and clinical research are therefore tightly connected which promotes superb interaction and teamwork which, in turn, accelerates the bench-bedside-bed cycle of knowledge. This privileged environment affords VHIO direct access to patients as well as the entire spectrum of oncology professionals who care for them, and a second-to-none appreciation of how cancer science can translate into more powerful, targeted treatments and better practice for the care of patients.

VHIO´s pioneering model and programmes, coupled with its belief in combining strengths through cross-border collaborations, continue to spur advances in reversing cancer resistance, halting metastatic spread, and more effectively treating even the most undruggable tumour types.

VHIO´s translation toward precision oncology:

Where to apply:

Please email a cover letter with scientific interests, CV, and names and contact information for 2-3 references to: Please use “Research Assistant at Prostate Cancer and Experimental Therapeutics Groups” as the subject line in your email.

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