Predoctoral Opportunities

 PhD oportunities at the CNB

September 2021

The Laboratories Logic of Genomic Systems and Systems Biomedicine are looking for a PhD candidate to apply for a “Severo Ochoa Excellence Centers” FPI predoctoral contract. The project focuses in the identification of quantitative principles in biological systems and their application in biomedicine. More information here

Candidates can send their CV, a brief statement with their interests and two letters of recommendation to Juan Poyatos and/or Mónica Chagoyen. For any questions regarding individual adaptation to these conditions, contact either of the two researchers involved.


Deadline: 4th February 2021

CNB offers 10 positions withing La Caixa” Foundation Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships - Incoming program. This program offers 35 PhD fellowships for early-stage researchers of any nationality to pursue their PhD studies in research centres accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu or Health Institute Carlos III and Portuguese units accredited as “excellent” or “exceptional” according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia. This frame is addressed exclusively to PhD research projects on STEM disciplines: life sciences and health, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

CNB projects:

  • Assembly, structure and physical properties of double jelly roll viruses with implications in biomedicine, ecology and virus evolution

          Group leader Dr. Carmen San Martín  Research group

  • Bacterial antibiotic addiction: exploring a new concept in the war against multi-drug resistant pathogens

          Group leader Dr. Daniel López Serrano  Research group

  • Disruption of protein folding using small drugs as an anti-cancer strategy: CCT chaperonin as therapeutic target

          Group leader: Dr. José María Valpuesta  Research group

  • Exploiting natural variation following comparative GWAS analysis to unravel phosphate starvation signaling in plants

           Group leader Dr. Javier Paz-Ares  Research group

  • Exploring newly discovered microbiomes: on the origins of the bacterial cell wall

          Group leader Dr. Francisco García del Portillo Research group

  • Investigating the interplay between activity and the neuron’s identity during cerebral cortical wiring. Reprograming and brain repair

          Group leader Dr. Marta Nieto Research group

  • Structural and Functional Analysis of the IYO protein

          Group leader Dr. Enrique Rojo  Research group

  • Targeting of Diacylglycerol Kinases for cancer immunotherapy

           Group leader Dr. Isabel Mérida Research group

  • Towards precision medicine: robustness and variability in complex phenotypes

          Group leader Dr. Juan F. Poyatos Research group

  • Vaccine development against SARS-CoV-2 by B and T cell multiepitope protein components

         Group leader Dr. Mariano Esteban Research group


Deadline 25th February 2021

La Caixa” Foundation Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships - Retaining. This program offers 30 PhD fellowships for early-stage researchers of any nationality to pursue their PhD studies in any research domain and any university or research center in Spain or Portugal. (No center specified)



Deadline: 27th October 2020

Carlos Alonso´s group  is looking for PhD candidates to work in the project "Molecular and genetic bases in natural variation of tricomes patterns in Cardamine hirsuta and Arabidopsis thaliana" . More information here


Carlos Martínez and Karel van Wely´s group  is looking for PhD candidates to work in the project "Role od Dido in RNA metabolism regulation: Implications for stem cell development, metabolic syndrome, and cancer". More information here


Jose María Valpuesta´s group is looking for PhD candidates to work in the project "Molecular Chaperones: key in protein homeostasis"  (PID2019-105872GB-I00). More information here


Vicente Rubio´s group is looking for PhD candidates to work in the project “New chromatin remodeling pathways in the plant response to environmental signals”(ref# PID2019-105495GB-I00). More information here


Juan Antonio García´s group is looking for PhD candidates to work in the project "Potyviral infections: A new tool to develop antiviral strategies" (ref: PID2019-109380RB-100). More information here


Ana Cuenda´s group is looking for PhD candidates to work in the project "Stress activated protein kinases p38MAPKs in human diseases". More information here


Javier Tamames and Carlos Pedrós-Alió´s group is looking for PhD candidates to work in the project " TRAITS: Studying the structure of guilds beyond the species rank. Development of methods for the fast analysis of microbiomes “ ( PID2019-110011RB-C31). More information here


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