Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and the University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence—a seal that was awarded in 2011.
The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and seven core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions.
IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 members and 35 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona forms part of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the “Xarxa de Centres de Recerca de Catalunya” (CERCA).
IRB Barcelona is seeking a Research Assistant for a full-time position, to work on Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics and contribute with the laboratory mission of developing methods to probe the fluctuations of the structure of proteins by combining experimental data and molecular simulations.
- Express, in E. coli, and purify proteins, mainly by affinity chromatography, for the biophysical experiments carried out by members of the laboratory
- Manage and organise the reagent stocks of the laboratory
- Keep basic laboratory equipment in working order and organize repairs
- Be the contact point of the IRB maintenance team
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
Must Have – Required:
Experience: At least 5 years of experience in an equivalent post in either the public or private sectors
Knowledge: Higher national diploma (FP2) or bachelor degree in biomedical (biology, biomedicine, biotechnology, or equivalent) sciences, command of the English language
Skills:A dynamic, team-oriented and highly motivated person with capacity to conduct experiments and to record data, in an independent, efficient and organized manner. Good communication skills
Experience: handling of intrinsically disordered, aggregation prone proteins is desirable
WORKING CONDITIONS & ENTITLEMENTS:
Working conditions: Permanent Contract. Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
International environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious, diverse and inclusive international research institution and to become a member of an established research group.
Benefits: Continuous training in a high-quality environment with unique professional career opportunities.
HOW TO APPLY & SELECTION PROCESS:
Applications for the above opening should include Full CV and Motivation Letter and should apply on https://recruitment.irbbarcelona.org/. Reference: LAB/22/12
Deadline for applications: 30/06/2022 (If no suitable candidate is found, the deadline will be extended)
Number of positions available: 1
Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter, experience, management of research and innovation.
Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
Job offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.
Note: The strengths and weaknesses of the applications will be provided upon request.
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