As a service to the molecular life science community, we offer free advertising of academic vacancies (postdoctoral positions, PhD positions, fellowships, etc.) on this webpage. Alerts to new postings are sent out via Twitter (@FEBSnews). See guidelines on how to post a vacancy at the end of this section.


Managing Editor, Molecular Oncology

The not-for-profit Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) seeks a Managing Editor for the journal Molecular Oncology, one of the four journals it owns.

Molecular Oncology publishes high-quality manuscripts from the full continuum of cancer research – including basic cancer research, clinical studies and cancer policy – and is ranked in the 1st quartile of oncology journals. This open access journal is led by academic Editor-in-Chief Kevin Ryan.

The Managing Editor will lead the editorial team (currently 4 members) in all aspects of the editorial process, including screening of submitted manuscripts, management of the peer review process, quality control of accepted manuscripts, and commissioning and editing reviews. Editorial staff also represent and promote the journals through laboratory visits, attending conferences and on social media.

We seek a candidate with good written and verbal communication skills and the enthusiasm and drive to further enhance the journal’s reputation. A PhD in cancer biology or a related life sciences discipline and a minimum of two years editorial experience are essential. Postdoctoral experience is advantageous.

This is a full-time, permanent position. The majority of FEBS staff now work remotely and the candidate can be based in either the UK, Germany or Spain. FEBS has its headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

FEBS is an equal opportunities employer and actively supports human rights, diversity and inclusion as well as equality legislation. All applicants for any position are assessed objectively on their individual merits, in accordance with the Company’s equal opportunities policy. We welcome all applications. Issues of disability should only be considered against the requirements of the job where necessary or where applicable, given this is a remote working position.

The salary is negotiable according to qualifications and experience. All offers of employment are made subject to FEBS verifying an applicant’s right to work in either the UK, Germany or Spain.

To apply, please send a CV, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and a 200- word highlight of a recent advance in molecular oncology to Mary Purton, FEBS Press Publisher ([email protected]). Successful applicants should be prepared to provide contact details for two references. Applications will be considered as they are submitted so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 12 February 2023

Group Leader Position on Synthetic Bioengineering at CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastián, Spain

The Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials, CIC biomaGUNE, together with Ikerbasque, invites applications for a Group Leader position in Synthetic Bioengineering for biomedical applications.

We are looking for candidates with a strong track record in the broad field of Biomaterials Engineering. Experience in the design of biomaterials, bioprinting, flexible materials, artificial scaffolds, and 3D functional engineered models, aiming at the understanding and control of the material properties for biomedical applications will be valued.

The successful candidate must have an established record of excellence in research in this area and is expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program that complements and/or extends the strengths of CIC biomaGUNE, to build internal and external collaborations, to mentor graduate students and postdocs, and to generate and transfer technology. We particularly invite scientists interested in translational research who aim at making a definitive clinical impact. Thus, a track record of successful collaboration with industry and clinicians will be positively evaluated.

Candidates should submit the following information before February 28, 2023 in this link:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Detailed description of research interests and research plan
  • Contact information of three colleagues who can provide reference letters

Only researchers with a strong record of research and group-leading experience, with a demonstrated record of scholarly excellence illustrated by the publication of influential research papers and a record of substantial external funding will be considered for a permanent Ikerbasque Professor or Associate position. Applications from younger researchers may be considered for an Ikerbasque Fellow tenure-track position. Women candidates are particularly welcome.

17 PhD positions in several research domains, University of Strasbourg, France

The IMCBio graduate school from the University of Strasbourg is recruiting 17+ PhD students in 2023 through its international PhD program. This interdisciplinary program, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), provides PhD students with a 3-year doctoral contract, mobility support, high-level training sessions and access to state-of-the-art research platforms, as well as possibilities to travel abroad to learn new techniques.

The offered PhD research projects cover the IMCBio graduate school’s main research domains:

Development and stem cells

Functional genomics and cancer

Integrated structural biology

Translational medicine and neurogenetics

Architecture and reactivity of RNA

Insect models of innate immunity

Plant Biology

Genomes expression and cross-talk in mitochondrial function and dysfunction 

Viral hepatitis and liver diseases

If you are a highly motivated candidate of academic excellence and want to start an innovative research project in 2023, then click here to look at the projects advertised and to apply to join the IMCBio graduate school!

Application deadline:  March 6, 2023 (noon time Paris).

Online registration deadline: March 1, 2023 (noon time Paris).

Guidelines for posting a vacancy

Advertisements should include the following information (max. 250 words): a heading stating the position available and the name and location of the research institution; a brief description of the position; application deadline and start date; full contact details to which applications and questions should be addressed; a URL/website address where additional information on the position is available. Please send the posting in an email to [email protected] stating vacancy in the subject line, at least 14 days prior to any of the mentioned dates.

Positions available will be listed according to their application deadline (soonest first).