PhD position – Do you want to work with us?

Thanks to the INPhINIT call of LaCaixa Foundation, we are happy to offer a PhD position in our lab. INPhINIT is a new doctoral fellowship programme devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres. The Programme recruits per call 57 Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality, who enjoy a 3-year employment contract at the Research Centre of their choice among those selected and awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (“Severo Ochoa” centres of excellence and “Maria de Maeztu” units of excellence) and the Spanish Ministry of Health (“Carlos III centres of excellence“). In addition, researchers establish a personal career development plan including trasnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility opportunities, and attend a full range of complementary training courses and workshops. INPhINIT relies on the European Commission’s support through the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – COFUND programme to recruit a larger number of researchers and achieve a broader impact, as well as to further pursue the highest standards for research training.

One of the research lines of our Unit, leaded by Dr. Vilaplana, is devoted to study  the active tuberculosis and its course, the role of inflammation in its development and evolution, and its modulation through Host-Directed Therapies (HDT). We study biomarkers in the context of the clinical and radiological manifestations of the disease, as well as the other characteristics (epidemiologic, demographic, comorbidities, microbiological and histopathology, and Health Quality of Life data). Thanks to our participation in several International consortia, we have a strong multidisciplinary network, and our collaborators are based in Europe, Tbilisi (Georgia) and Africa (SouthAfrica, Angola, Ethiopia). We now propose a vacancy to help evaluating all these aspects in our  clinical studies; and to actively  participate in the communication activities  and intervention strategies to be designed and developed in field. We do offer a position to obtain multiple skills at translational level, the mobility to gain expertise in different settings, and all the education and training tools available in our Campus.

CHECK FOR THE REQUISITES AND APPLY FOR IT! The end of the call for applications is 2 February 2017

At this position, the candidate will have the possibility to have an impact in tuberculosis management, so in tuberculosis patients. This is a Health Sciences Project, but with multidisciplinary aspects including immunology, social sciences, psychology and medicine. For all these, we look for an open minded person, willing to travel and to do internships abroad, and speaking english (compulsory). Because of our collaborators’ origin, speaking other languages will be much appreciated (preferred: Russian, Spanish and/or French). Candidates should have a background in medicine, biomedicine, psychology or in other bio/health sciences. Students with social sciences background are also invited to apply. Medical students will be prioritized. No previous lab experience is needed, but past experience will be taken into account. Candidates should be willing to obtain a multidisciplinary education during the PhD, and to participate in dissemination activities as talks and oral communications. Team work is essential to this position, and we do expect the candidate to respect both hierarchy and the other members of the team. Ability to work successfully in a dynamic and fast paced environment as team member and independently is essential. References will be welcomed.

To learn more about the Programme, please CLICK HERE. 


  1. Go to the webpage: 
  2. Fill in the FINDER blanks as follows: 
    • Area of knowledge:  select the option “Life Science Panel”
    • Disciplines:  select the option “Medicine, Public Health, Sport Sciences, Nutrition, Clinical Psychology, HealthCare Management”
    • Province: select the option “Barcelona”
    • Research Center: select the option “Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute- IGTP”
    • Search by Project Title/Job Position Title: please write “Tuberculosis”
  3. Click the SEARCH button
  4. Our position will appear below, under the sentence “Experimental Tuberculosis PhD position at HUGTP (Dr.Cristina Vilaplana)”. 

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