The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) has opened a selection process to recruit specialised research personnel to carry out 16 collaborative projects within the Complementary Plan for Biotechnology Applied to Health, which will be coordinated by several Catalan research centres.

IBEC, which is the coordinator of the Plan’s National Scientific Committee, will lead one of the projects and another four will be led by the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine of Barcelona (IRB Barcelona), two biomedical research centers that , like IBEC, are part of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). The rest of the projects will be led by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNC), the AIDS Research Institute (IRSICAixa), the Research Institute of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (HSCSP), the Biomedical Research Institute August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), the Lleida Biomedical Research Institute (IRB Lleida), the Chemical Institute of Sarrià (IQS) with Ramon Llull University (URL), the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital Research Foundation (HSJD) and the University of Barcelona (UB).

Research entities from the Basque Country, Galicia, Andalusia and Aragon collaborate in these projects. These four autonomous communities participate in the Complementary Plan for Biotechnology applied to Health together with Catalonia and also Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha.

The Plan —whose general objective is the development of tools for diagnosis, prognosis and advanced or targeted therapies in personalized medicine— is financed jointly by the Spanish Government and the autonomous communities, through Next Generation EU funds, and has a budget of more than 37 million euros. Specifically, these 16 collaborative projects will have a total endowment of 3.5 million euros.

With regard to this call for selection of research personnel (which will be open until December 22), IBEC is going to allocate 1.3 million euros for 20 research contracts. You can find more information about the open position at IBEC website.