Renal Transplantation-Chronic Allograph Nephropathy

REF: PD 06
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Hours of work:
37.5 hours per week (excluding lunch hours)
Annual leave:
24 days per annum plus statutory days
C/ Villarroel 170, 08036 BARCELONA
Accountable to:
J.M. Campistol
Up to 3 years, by IDIBAPS
38.000 € plus housing facilities

Job Summary

1. A postdoctoral position is available in Professor J.M. CAMPISTOL Lab. laboratory. The position involves working wit a team of scientists studying Mechanism of Chronic Allograph Nephropathy (Renal Fibrosis in renal Transplant patients and experimental models).

The programme is a continuation of work recently published in American Journal of Transplantation – Transplantation which has provided interesting results about mechanism of fibrosis.

Briefly, A consolidated research group on Chronic Allograph Nephropathy (renal Transplantation) with more than fifty peer review papers. Great jobs on proteomics and special interest on interstitial Fibrosis Mechanism.

The purpose of this programme of work will be to progress on the mechanism of interstitial fibrosis in chronic allograph nephropathy. Using experimental models we try to identify the different pathways involve in this fibrosis.

2. The project is likely to involve some or all of the following techniques:

  • Molecular biology
  • Experimental models.
  • Cell cultures
  • Pathology

Main Duties

To conduct research investigating, Chronic Allograft Nephropathy.

Duties and Responsabilities

  • To contribute to the design and planning of experiments in relation to this project
  • To develop a thorough understanding of the research field and be involved in the intellectual decision making process required for successful completion of the project
  • To set up and run experiments in consultation with the Principal Investigator
  • To record, analyse and write up the results of experiments and ensure that laboratory notebooks are kept fully up to date as a formal record of the research
  • To prepare and present findings of research to the Principal Investigator and other members of the centre
  • To prepare progress reports on research
  • The post holder may be required to perform some limited teaching and/or supervision of other members of staff and/or students, under the guidance of the Principal Investigator
  • Responsible for ensuring that designated equipment is safe and maintained in good working order
  • As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and amended in consultation with the post holder
  • The post holder will carry out any other duties that are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, as requested by the Principal Investigator


Knowledge and Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in a life science discipline.
  • PhD in an appropriate life science discipline
  • Accredited knowledge and skills in molecular and cellular biology.
  • Proficiency in English language.
  • Research stay outside the country of residence.
  • Publications in high impact factor peer reviewed journals.
  • It is expected a thorough background on molecular biology, experimental models, cell pathology and a clear interest in molecular biology. In addition, it will be important to show ability to develop ideas logically and design experiments to test hypotheses, ability to modify and apply new methods to advance a project, and to analyse and write up data for presentations and publications.
  • The post-doc should have a personal resume showing ability to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences and to write effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to direct junior members of the laboratory in simple laboratory procedures
Experience and Personal Qualities
  • Experience of working in a research environment and commitment to high quality research
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary working and clear interest in working as part of the team. All the members of the team will collaborate in this research project.
  • Ability to work independently and to use own initiative when required.
(Read eligibility criteria)