Job description

We are looking for candidates interested in applying for a Juan de la Cierva contract ( with our research group located at the Pere Mata Institute (IPM), Institut d’Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili, Universitat Rovira i Virgili. The contract has a duration of 2 years (

Our research group is a multidisciplinary group integrated by psychiatrists, psychologists and biologists, led by Dr. Elisabet Vilella. Our group is mainly interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of psychiatric disorders and intellectual disability. The ultimate goal is to contribute to improve the diagnosis, treatment and evolution of psychiatric disorders and to improve the quality of life of people with these disorders.

In our projects we analyze our own clinical, genetic and genomic data, obtained from participants of the projects we develop, as well as from data repositories for research. Among the different psychiatric diagnoses, the group currently focuses on psychosis and bipolar disorder as core psychiatric processes and on delirium, personality disorders, intellectual disability as diagnoses that commonly appear co-morbidly. More information about our group can be found at (

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to join our team. The candidate is required to meet the requirements of the call and have a competitive CV. Previous experience in genetics, neuroscience and bioinformatics is required. Interested candidates should send their application by email to including the following documents:

– Cover letter including scientific interests and motivation for applying for this contract.
– Curriculum Vitae.
– A copy of the Ph.D. degree or a document certifying that the candidate has obtained this degree.
– Contact information of two references.

The deadline for receipt of applications will be January 28, 2022.