Ref. 56-2022 Postdoctoral Position in the fields of Oncology and Aging research (Process Closed)

The Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) Seeks a “Postdoctoral Position in the fields of Oncology and Aging research” (Process Closed)


 Reference: Ref. 56-2022

Application deadline: 30/04/2023 23.00 – Europe-Madrid

Number of vacancies: 1

Job description:

The newly founded research group of Dr. Mate Maus investigates the biology of aging and its connections with cancer. We aim to understand, measure and target age-associated changes that drive the rising incidence of cancer with age. The lab asks how:

  1. Aging of the tissue microenvironment and age-associated fibrotic tissue remodelling (Maus et al, BioRxiv, 2022).
  2. Aging of the immune system (Vaeth* and Maus* et al, Immunity, 2017).
  3. Metabolic senescence of cells (Maus et al., Cell Metabolism, 2017) contribute to cancer.

The lab works with mouse models, in vitro models, and with human specimen. The working language of the lab is English. The lab is part of the vibrant scientific environment of the VHIO, which is located in the science and technology hub of Barcelona.


  • PhD in life science (or equivalent).
  • Sound knowledge and strong interest in oncology, aging research, and/or immunology.
  • Experience with conditional knock out mice and animal handling.
  • Fluent speaking and writing skills in English (Spanish is not a must).
  • Motivation, reliability and dedication to work in an academic research lab.

Additional information:

  • Full time position, 40 hours/week.
  • The opportunity to work on a fascinating scientific topic in an international research team.
  • Fellows will benefit through the VHIO Academy from an exciting international scientific environment and an integrated training program, including access to state-of-the-art infrastructure, lectures, seminars, specialized scientific and technological courses, complementary skills training and career development activities, as well as social activities.
  • Cutting edge technology and methods in a vibrant scientific environment at the VHIO.
  • Remuneration will depend on experience and skills. Salary ranges are consistent with our Collective Agreement pay scale.
  • Plan of flexible remuneration such as Ticket Restaurant, Ticket Transport or Health Insurance.


Full applications with code Ref. 56-2022 should be sent via email to in a single PDF file until 31 Dec 2022. The application must include:

  • A motivation letter with a brief description of past scientific achievements and academic goals (2 pages max.).
  • A recent CV (with publication record, if applicable).
  • At least two independent references (with full address, email and telephone number).

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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