Ref. 13-2021 Laboratory Technician in Stem Cells and Cancer Group


The Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) Seeks a “Laboratory Technician to Join its Stem Cells and Cancer Group


Reference: Ref. 13-2021

 Number of vacancies: 2


Job description:

The Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology´s (VHIO) Stem Cells and Cancer Group, headed by Dr. Héctor G. Palmer, is currently recruiting for a Scientific Laboratory Technician to support projects focused in developing new therapies for the treatment of advanced metastatic and drug-resistant cancer. In this line, the group is working with mouse models of cancer and mainly with patient-derived xenografts to test combinations of new drugs in collaboration with different pharmaceutical companies.

 Review of applications will commence immediately.



  • A very organized, motivated, team-oriented individual, who is highly skilled and experienced in working with animal models.
  • Specific experience in mouse models of cancer, drug administration and animal surgery will be highly valuable.
  • In addition, formation in other techniques will be very appreciated such as histology, cell culture, western blot or any protocols of molecular biology.
  • Official course of animal handling (FELASA) is required.



Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae and letter of intent addressed to Dr. Héctor G. Palmer using the form below or via email to:, adding “Ref.13-2021” in the subject line.


About VHIO:

Under the leadership of Josep Tabernero, the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), has established itself as a comprehensive cancer center of proven excellence internationally. It is also thanks to VHIO’s optimal organizational 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 programs, 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 tumor types.

VHIO’s translation toward precision oncology:

Vall d’Hebron Institute Oncology (VHIO) endorses the Requirements and Principles of the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers promoted by the European Commission and follows Equal Opportunities policies.

On 10th April 2018 VHIO was awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” logo. Our Institute was consequently granted permission to use the HR Excellence in Research Award logo as demonstration of its stimulating and favourable work environment in line with the Charter & Code.


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