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Research Technician (Parental Leave Cover)

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) - Bernabeu Group

About the team/job

EMBL Barcelona is a new research unit focusing on Tissue Biology and Disease Modelling. We aim to go beyond the molecular and cellular scale, integrating gene circuits with a tissue-level quantitative understanding of tissues and organs, both healthy and diseased. We are seeking to recruit a research technician to cover for an maternity absence in the laboratory of Dr Maria Bernabeu at the EMBL Barcelona. 

Your role

The successful candidate would be responsible for providing technical support for all projects running in the laboratory and general lab management.

Tasks will include:

  • maintaining supplies (preparing and ordering reagents)
  • carrying out administrative work required for the research projects of the laboratory
  • plasmodium falciparum culture
  • human cell culture (primary and IPSc)
  • preparation of cell media and buffers
  • processing of blood products
  • molecular biology work (e.g., PCR, RT-PCR, ELISA, IFA) 

You have

The successful candidate must have:

  • a Bachelor or Master’s degree in biology or related life science field
  • background in basic molecular biology and tissue culture techniques
  • strong organization skills to keep the laboratory up and running
  • openness to learning new techniques to support projects from the lab
  • strong communication skills to interact with internal/external contacts
  • fluency in English 

You might also have

  • Knowledge of the Spanish language is advantageous but not required. 

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organization with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. EMBL is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women. Appointment will be based on merit alone.  

What else you need to know

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1800 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. 

Please note that this is a limited 12 month absence cover position.

Location: Barcelona - Spain
Salary: Grade 4, 5 or 6; depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 24th July 2022
Job Ref: BCN00072
 
   
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