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 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).
We are looking for a motivated individual with teamwork skills to join Dr. Eulàlia de Nadal and Francesc Posas team focused on the characterization of stress signal transduction pathways, especially those regulated by MAP kinases of the Hog1/p38 family. Using S. cerevisiae budding yeast as a model organism, as well as higher eukaryotic cells, we are dissecting the molecular mechanisms underlying cell response to changes in the extracellular environment and characterizing the adaptive responses required for cell survival. The position will involve general laboratory support.
This contract is funded by project TED2021-131562B-I00 funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and by the European Union NextGenerationEU/PRTR.
Work efficiently and cooperatively with a team of researchers providing support for projects.
Perform established experimental procedures.
Molecular biology techniques.
Assistance in the preparation of biological samples.
Perform other duties as required.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
Must Have – Required
Experience: At least 10 years of experience in research institutions.
Knowledge: Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's degree (“Ciclo formativo de grado superior – Técnico superior de laboratorio”)
Skills: Strong enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in English. Candidates should have the ability to work independently and within a collaborative research team, and possess excellent organisation skills.
Experience: Practical experience in using yeast as model organism and molecular biology (western blot, genome editing technologies, PCRs, RNA isolation…) will be favourably considered.
Languages: English certificate B2 First (FCE)
Skills: Independent, self-reliant, collaborative.
WORKING CONDITIONS & ENTITLEMENTS:
Working conditions: 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:
Deadline for applications: 25/01/2023 (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.