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 28 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 30 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 for a highly motivated experienced research assistant on the field of protein expression and structural biology for the Structural Characterization of Macromolecular Assemblies Research Group (Macias Lab). We are a multidisciplinary research team with a positive working environment. Our research interests focus on deciphering and illustrating the mechanisms that correlate cell signaling with gene expression, how these processes are regulated and their implications in human diseases.
- Protein expression and purification for the structural biology projects carried out in the lab. Establishing protocols for these tasks.
- Support to the management and daily work of our lab
- Scientific and/or technical management of research projects together with the PI
- Responsible person for purchasing
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
Must Have – Required:
Background in Biology
Experience: Previous research experience in structural biology (minimum 8 years).
- Experience in molecular biology and protein expression, purification and biophysical characterization
• Good organizational and molecular biology skills
• Good communication skills
• Experience in Scientific and/or technical management of research projects
• Experience in mentoring and directing students
Languages:Good knowledge of Catalan, English and Spanish
WORKING CONDITIONS & ENTITLEMENTS:
Contact duration: 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 leave and injuries at work.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and 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:
Deadline for applications: 15/12/2022 (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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