Post-Doctoral Position – Advanced and Chronic Liver Disease

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We are looking for a highly motivated PhD scientist willing to join our group through competitive Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships- La Caixa Foundation (Incoming / Retaining Call 2024)

The research group belongs to the Liver Unit of the Vall Hebron University Hospital and is part of the Liver Diseases Research Group of VHIR. It is also a consolidated group, recognized by AGAUR and it is integrated at the CIBERehd. The team has dedicated the last years to the study of hemodynamic alterations of portal hypertension in experimental models of liver cirrhosis and in new treatments to improve portal hypertension and intrahepatic resistance, development of a new NASH model in rat, the role of intestinal microbiota in the progression of the disease and in a new line of research using nanoparticles as drug delivery system for therapeutics in liver diseases.

Main responsibilities and duties

  • In addition to carrying out his/her own project, the selected person will co-direct highly competitive translational projects from the different clinicians of the Liver Unit involved in basic research.
  • The candidate will show a strong focus on generating a tangible impact to improve the health of the patients affected by liver diseases and will demonstrate specific sensitivity in ethical- and gender-related issues as well as dissemination and citizen engagement strategies.…


Research Field
Medical sciences » Medicine
Education Level
PhD or equivalent
Research Field
Biological sciences » Biology
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Education and qualifications

  • Postdoctoral researchers of any nationality.
  • Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degrees two to seven years ago (between 05/10/2016 and 05/10/2021, both inclusive). In the event of an interruption of the research activity (illness, accident, maternity/paternity) between the date of obtaining the doctoral degree the candidate may have an extension of the corresponding period. (see the conditions for both Incoming and Retaining modalities in the link above)
  • At the moment of the Junior leadership application (the deadline is 5 October 2024) you will need to present at least three reference letters of support. These letters can be from the academic or professional sphere. It is imperative that you contact them soon to not delay your application.


  • Interest and expertise in translational research in liver disease
  • Publications in first quartile journals as first/corresponding/senior author
  • Strong sense of responsibility, initiative, self-motivation and social skills as key personal abilities

Additional Information


Labour conditions:

  • Full-time: 40h/week.
  • Starting date: between 2nd May and 31st December 2024.
  • Gross annual salary: 59,000 euros, plus 38,500€ max for annual research project costs (see the detailed economic conditions on the call in the link above).
  • Contract: 3 years


What can we offer?

  • Incorporation to Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), a public sector institution that promotes and develops the biomedical research, innovation and teaching at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (HUVH), the biggest hospital of Barcelona and the largest of Catalan Institute of Health (ICS).
  • A scientific environment of excellence, highly dynamic, where high-end biomedical projects are continuously developed.
  • Continuous learning and a wide range of responsibilities within a stimulating work environment.
  • Personal training opportunities.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • 23 days of holidays + 9 personal days.
  • Flexible Remuneration Program (including dining checks, health insurance, transportation and more)
  • Corporate Benefits: platform through which you can obtain significant discounts on travel, culture, technology, gastronomy, sports… among many others.
  • Healthy Offering: choose from a variety of wellbeing focused activities to be the healthiest you.
Selection process

How to apply:

Applicants should submit a full Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter with the reference “PJLF-La Caixa” to the following email addresses:

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