We are looking for a highly motivated Laboratory Technician to support a project aimed at understanding the process of metastasis in patients with pediatric osteosarcoma. The Stem Cell and Cancer group headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the spatiotemporal regulation of adult stem cells in the healthy tissue, and how these are deregulated during ageing and cancer.
Starting date: ideally February 2024.
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) is an independent, non-profit research institution engaged in basic and applied biomedical science. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park (Parc Científic de Barcelona, PCB), a center in which first-class public research converges with the private sector in a stimulating, vanguard scientific environment. IRB Barcelona was founded in October 2005 by the Government of Catalonia, the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Barcelona Science Park, and is administrated through a private foundation. The Institute currently has 470 members (scientific, technical and administrative staff) and plans to grow significantly in the coming years.
Assist a postdoc to take care of the mouse colony, genotype, and perform molecular and cellular biology techniques.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
Must Have – Required:
Experience in animal handling, animal experimentation is a must. Candidates that do not fulfill this pre-requisite please abstain from applying.
Background in molecular biology.
Highly independent, motivated, and collaborative person
Good organizational and communication skills
Ability to work independently
Candidate must speak English
WORKING CONDITIONS & ENTITLEMENTS:
Working conditions: A position for 6 months initially, with the possibility of extension after the first period. 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, 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.