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The Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Diseases Research Group (DIAMET) is a multidisciplinary and dynamic research group focused on the study of metabolic disorders associated with diabetes mellitus morbidity and obesity.

Within the multicentric project “Ensayo clinico en fase IIa para evaluar la Seguridad y eficàcia del tratamiento con celulas troncales alogenicas mesenquimales derivades de la grasa en pacientes con estenosis inflamatória unica en el contexto de la enfermedad de Crohn” the DIAMET group is hiring a research assistant to conduct the in vitro studies and coordinate the basic research with the clinical studies.


Number of available positions:1

The selected candidate will participate in the in vitro studies of the project. S/He will also be involved in the administrative aspects, assisting in protocol development, and data collection while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

The selected candidate will perform the following tasks:


  • Coordination of sample shipment
  • Manipulation of biological samples
  • Equipment calibration
  • Cell culture techniques
  • Molecular Biology Techniques
  • Biochemical Techniques
  • Data managment



  • Degree in Biology or in the Biomedical field
  • Doctorate degree (PhD) in Biology or in the Biomedical field
  • Acreditted courses in clinical research and/or administrative management of clinical trials
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrable experience in clinical/observational studies
  • Accredited experience (publications) in metabolism research and cell studies
  • Experience in international research (a minimum of two years working in laboratories outside Spain)



  • Ability to manage research projects
  • Collaboration or authorship in scientific publications
  • Other scientific titles in the Biomedical Science fields
  • Ability for personal relationships
  • Organizational skills
  • Motivation, creativity, initiative, and proactive attitude
  • Ability for continuous learning, flexibility, and adaptability
  • Commitment to quality, optimization of resources, and achievement of results
  • Ability to identify and solve problems and challenges.



  • Selection of CV’s. Suitable and unsuitable CV’s will be identified according to the requirements. Applicants who do not meet the requirements indicated in the candidate profile and requirements will not pass to the next phase.
  • Evaluation of the CV. Evaluation of the CVs up to a maximum score of 60 points.


To access the interview phase it is necessary to have obtained a minimum score of 40 points in the sum of scores of the evaluation of the curriculum


  • Personal interview. With a maximum score of 40 points.


Items 40
Attitude 5
Fit in the workplace 10
Experience, developed functions/skills 20
Teamwork 5



  • President: Joan Vendrell (PI)
  • Chair 1: Sonia Fernández-Veledo (R4)
  • Chair 2: Victòria Ceperuelo-Mallafré (R3)


  • President: Ana Megia (PI)
  • Chair 1: Lídia Cedó (R3)
  • Chair 2: Anna Rull (R3)




For any questions or queries: recruitment@iispv.cat





The IISPV will notify the candidates of the results of the different phases of the selection process through its website.


The IISPV has the European accreditation The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), complies with the general principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers.

The IISPV has an internal recruitment policy that follows the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment (OTM-R) policies. More information about the HRS4R policies implemented at the IISPV is available on the following website: https://www.iispv.cat/hrs4r-hr-excellenceresearch/

The IISPV will guarantee the right to equal opportunities and treatment, as well as the real and effective exercise of rights by people with disabilities under equal conditions with respect to other citizens, through the promotion of personal autonomy, universal accessibility, access to employment, inclusion in the community and independent living and the eradication of any form of discrimination, in accordance with articles 9.2, 10, 14 and 49 of the Spanish Constitution and the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and international treaties and agreements ratified by Spain.

In the event of a tie, priority will be given to hiring the person with a disability.

In the event of a tie between people of different genders, the person of the least represented gender in the work group/department/service in which he joins will be hired.

Condicions laborals

  • Full-time position
  • Workplace: Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII de Tarragona
  • Contract: Temporarily linked to the project (2 years approximately)
  • Gross annual salary: Valuable according to the candidate’s profile
  • Starting date: 01 de January de 2024