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Ref: HPz/2017


The Department of ZebraONCOfish at The Zebrafish Lab has an immediate opening for postdoctoral research position in cancer.

Eligible candidate will join a research line focused on the development of in vitro and in vivo models of metastasis and experimental/screening of new drugs in zebrafish model.

The ZebraONCOfish is a new department created by the company Ikan Biotech, with the objective of providing innovative solutions to reach a personalize oncology treatment based on the molecular and functional characterization of key steps for tumor dissemination and progression.


What we offer

1- The incorporation in The Zebrafish Lab Joint Unit (

2- A translational research project: The Area of Oncology is configured with the aim that the clinical criteria define the basis of the research projects to rapidly revert to the patient.

3- Integration in a multidisciplinary research team: including inputs from different research fields and covering the areas of molecular and cellular biology, liquid biopsy and preclinical models.

4- Attractive scientific environment: The Zebrafish Lab providing support to all researchers with fully equipped culture rooms, imaging equipment, DNA sequencing, Real-Time PCR amplification, Circulating Tumor Cell analysis, animal facilities, etc.


What we expect

  1. Applicants must have a PhD in biomedical sciences, medicine or any related discipline. Valuable Postdoctoral experience.
  2. Previous research experience and publications in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, cell culture, microscopy techniques and live imaging, and zebrafish model will be valued.
  3. Experience in research or management of research programmes.
  4. If called upon, the ability to motivate and supervise graduate students and technical staff.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  6. The ability to work on one’s own initiative as well as in a team environment.
  7. Good oral and written communication skills in English.


Further information


2 years; 30-31K € gross salary/ year. This contract will be supported by European Commission (SME Instrument).

Application process:

Please, email to our personnel management department: including HPz/2017 and the Applicant’s full name in the subject of the message together with the following attached documents:

-    CV

-    2 professional references.

-    Cover Letter describing:

I)      your prior work in animal models of cancer.

II)    your experience with live imaging.

III)   your short-term and long-term career goals.


Immediate incorporation is expected (September-October 2017).


No application will be eligible if all the above mentioned documents are not attached.

Deadline for applications is midnight 15 July 2017

The selection process will include a panel interview.

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