Lab Technician for the TRIP Clinics Laboratory (ref. LAB/23/24)
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 450 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 motivated Laboratory Technician to join our TRIP Clinics Laboratory, which focuses on the assessment of the potential of CAR-T therapy for the treatment of breast cancer, in order to obtain a novel therapeutic option for patients with incurable breast cancer.
The selected candidate will work in a collaborative initiative between fundamental and clinical research. TRIP-Clinics Initiative implies a synergic strategy to translate research into patient treatments by promoting high-quality, medically relevant research spanning from early diagnosis to the development of novel therapies. This position will be co-led by the Group Leader Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis laboratory and Group Leaders from the FRCB-IDIBAPS.
The job opening is part of the “CaixaResearch TRIP", a Clinical Translation Initiative supported by ”la Caixa” Foundation. This initiative aims to foster synergic interaction between fundamental research scientists at IRB Barcelona and medical groups.
Monitoring and ordering supplies; operating and trouble-shooting lab equipment; organizing data repositories, lab freezers/fridges; managing mouse colony
Assisting team members in planning or execution of experiments
Implement established and new experimental approaches and perform organizational duties under minimal supervision.
Recording, analysing and interpreting data.
Contributing to an enriching, positive and inclusive lab environment.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
Must Have – Required:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in molecular/cell biology, immunology, chemistry, biomedicine or other scientific disciplines in a related field; or FP degree in a related field and one year of related experience.
Animal experimentation training, with hands-on expertise in rodent-handling procedures. Practical experience with survival surgeries and/or colony management is a plus.
Laboratory techniques, equipment, terminology, and support processes and practices.
Basic molecular techniques.
Data organization, statistical analysis, and computer literacy.
Prior experience in cell culture is required.
Prior experience in epigenomic (RNA/ATAC/ChIP-seq), proteomics, and/or single-cell analyses (data generation and/or computational analyses) will be positively valued.
Interpersonal and effective communication skills.
Motivated to learn new techniques.
Ability to work independently well as a team member.
Highly organized and proactive attitude.
Ability to perform multiple tasks independently.
Time- and deadline-management skills.
English (fluent, oral and written).
Prior experience in competitive research environments.
Background in cancer, immunology, neurobiology and/or epigenetics.
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: 30/09/2023 (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.