Training in Biomedical Sciences

A unique training opportunity for future scientists

The IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute is keen to ensure the professional and personal growth of students and scientists interested in developing a successful biomedical research career in the field of HIV and related diseases.

Our training programmes ensure that young scientists are fully involved in the daily routines of IrsiCaixa, work with top-level researchers and have access to our cutting-edge experimental infrastructure and facilities.

We also provide training to healthcare professionals, representatives of communities affected by HIV and secondary and vocational students.

Doctoral programme

Since 1995, some 40 young people have pursued a doctorate at IrsiCaixa. Doctoral students fully participate in all phases of the scientific process and receive complementary training through scientific conferences, seminars, specialized programmes, technical workshops, etc.

They also have options to take up research stays at prestigious schools such as the Pasteur Institute in Paris (France) or the University of Miami, University of California San Diego or Massachusetts General Hospital (USA). 

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Post-doc programme

This programme is designed for young researchers who want to boost their career by broadening and deepening their research knowledge and skills.

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IrsiCaixa Alumni Network (IAN)

The IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute has built a scientific community with all the alumni who once were researchers here and now are spread all over the globe. With this network, we provide the chance to stay in touch, foster connections and strengthen the ties between alumni, IrsiCaixa and society at large.

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Chair of Infectious Diseases and Immunity

The Chair of AIDS and Related Diseases, the outcome of an agreement signed in 2013 with University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC) and the Fight AIDS Foundation, is directed by Dr. Bonaventura Clotet. Later, in June 2019, it was renamed as the Chair of Infectious Diseases and Immunity.

Its mission is to study infectious diseases such as HIV / AIDS, hepatitis and Ebola, among others. It also aims to apply the knowledge of the immune system acquired through years of research to subjects such as aging, cancer, vaccines and other related fields.

The Chair seeks to be a collaborative space that facilitates the creation of synergies aimed at generating and disseminating scientific and technological knowledge and ensuring their transfer to the productive fabric and society.

The Chair promotes training, support for research, knowledge transfer and scientific dissemination and communication. It also seeks to generate resources aimed at raising funds to award grants to young researchers in training.

Other training programmes

Undergraduate and postgraduate placements

We offer students their first experience of a research project by involving them in the routine activities associated with some of our research projects.

We have research placement agreements for the biosciences with:

Programmes for secondary and vocational students

From IrsiCaixa’s Living Lab for Health we offer educational and outreach programmes to secondary and vocational students and teachers, focused on promoting health in different areas.
The aim is to reduce the gap between the worlds of education and research and encourage people to make critical decisions about their health based on scientific reasoning.

The programmes include multimedia resources, courses for teachers, experimental workshops and programmes to encourage debate and participatory research.

Other training programmes

Through the HIV/AIDS Community Advisory Committee (CAC), we offer training in research focused on eradicating HIV to representatives of people with the infection.

We also organize courses, seminars and presentations at conferences for healthcare professionals.

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