IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute located on the
Hospital Germans Trias I Pujol research campus has
an opening in the Cellular Immunity and Host Genetics
group for a Pre-doctoral fellow to participate in the
investigation of the impact that HIV and COVID-19
infections have on the central nervous system.
The main objective of the project is the identification of
the epigenetic cascades triggered upon either of these
viral infections and definition of biomarkers predictive
of neuro-(dis)function in HIV and SARS-CoV2- related

Job TitlePre-doctoral fellow to identify the epigenetic
mechanisms and biomarkers associated with
neurological dysfunction in chronic HIV infection and
persistent COVID-19 diseases.
Job CodeCB_PhD Student 01_012022
Dead LineMarch 11, 2022
Type Of JobFull Time
Research FieldNeuro-Epi-Cas
Required LanguagesENGLISH
Years Experience0 – 2 years experience
Minimum Degree And Field Of KnowledgeMaster’s degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology,
Neurology or Virology. Expertise in HIV pathogenesis
Candidates Profile / QualificationsPrevious experience in research in wet-laboratory
• R-code data analysis
• Good organizational skills and excellent attention
to detail
• Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal
Required Documents• Academic certificate corresponding to the degree
or degrees (Degree, Bachelor)
• Academic certificate corresponding to the
University Master’s degree
• Curriculum vitae
• Academic Record
• Cover letter
• Contact information for references
Job DutiesUnder the direction of the principal investigator and
associate researcher, the applicant carries out daily
activities in the laboratory for the development of
doctoral thesis framed in the context of NeuroEpiCas.
Details: BSL2, BSL3 and BSL3plus techniques for
identification of epigenetic mechanisms and
biomarkers validation in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid
and functional in vitro experiments for testing new
antiviral drugs will be the major tasks in which the Predoctoral fellow will be trained. The emerging results will
also be discussed and presented in meetings during
the course of the PhD training.
Indicative Starting DateApril 2022

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