Microbiology Scientist Staff with Sequencing background

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a cutting-edge institute addressing global public health challenges through research, translation into policy and education. ISGlobal has a broad portfolio in communicable and non-communicable diseases including environmental and climate determinants, and applies a multidisciplinary scientific approach ranging from the molecular to the population level. Research is organized in five programs: Climate, Air Pollution, Nature and Urban Health; Environment and Health over the Lifecourse; Global Viral and Bacterial Infections; Malaria and Neglected Parasitic Diseases and Maternal Child and Reproductive Health. ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry.

Location

Barcelona

What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is seeking a person who provides highly qualified input and research support in order to better exploit the scientific contribution of the project. PhD in Microbiology or equivalent experience under library development for whole genome sequencing (WGS) of bacteria with Nanophore and/or Illumina platforms will be determinant. This person will be in charge of taking over and managing activities of the project Development of a new intelligent and predictive tool for the early diagnosis and improved treatment of sepsis funded by Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. The overall project goal is to develop a precision medicine solution for the diagnosis of sepsis by combining faster pathogen identification and antimicrobial susceptibility results, together with an immune system classifier method to deliver a rapid and accurate management of the patient.

Proyecto CPP2021-008464 financiado por MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033 y por la Unión Europea NextGenerationEU/ PRTR.


What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is seeking a person who provides highly qualified input and research support in order to better exploit the scientific contribution of the project. PhD in Microbiology or equivalent experience under library development for whole genome sequencing (WGS) of bacteria with Nanophore and/or Illumina platforms will be determinant.

This person will be in charge of taking over and managing activities of the project Development of a new intelligent and predictive tool for the early diagnosis and improved treatment of sepsis funded by Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. The overall project goal is to develop a precision medicine solution for the diagnosis of sepsis by combining faster pathogen identification and antimicrobial susceptibility results, together with an immune system classifier method to deliver a rapid and accurate management of the patient.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervise the correct development of the project from a technical point of view.
Identify the project needs and find solutions on its deviations.


SPECIFIC DUTIES
Extraction of DNA
Preparation of libraries
Genome and plasmid sequencing


AUXILIAR TASK

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post but may evolve at any time in the future as duties and responsibilities change and/or develop providing there is appropriate consultation with the post-holder.

This job description is not a definitive or exhaustive list of responsibilities but identifies the key responsibilities and tasks of the post holder. The specific objectives of the post holder will be subject to review as part of the individual professional assessment process.


TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS

Experience on whole genome and plasmid bacterial sequencing using mainly two platforms (Illumina and Nanopore), identification of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes and Virulence encoding Factors Genes as well as other molecular biology techniques in bacteria.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
PhD in Microbiology or equivalent experience


SKILLS

Teamwork.
Problem resolution.
Learning capacity.

The post holder will adhere to ISGlobal principles contained in People management policy, including Equity, diversity and health safety. The post holder will respect, and accountable to ensure ISGlobal policies and procedures.


Language Level

Advanced English Level
Spanish and Catalan user level will be appreciated


CONDITIONS

Duration: 10’5 months
Starting date: Immediately to 15/2/2025
Contract: Full time
Salary Range: According to internal salary scales


HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: Microbiology_Sequencing _Mar24, attach the CV and a Cover Letter. Each attached document must be named with the candidate name and surname.

The receipt of applications will be open until the position is filled.


Applications will be accepted until 17.00 CET of the closing date.


Only the applications submitted through the request form will be considered.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


The interviews could be placed during the reception candidatures period.


Diverse candidatures are encouraged, that includes: gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and political views.



SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process is designed in two phases:
1 - Interview phase of a technical nature, with the team that requires the incorporation. To assess the person's skills and CV.
2 - Meeting with HR with the finalist(s) to finish assessing the profile and discuss contractual and institutional issues.

If needed any technical test could be pass. A Psychological Competency Evaluation Test will be required for the structural or transversal positions.

In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

In ISGlobal we are committed to maintaining and developing a work environment in which the values and principles of our organization are respected and equal opportunities between women and men be promoted in each of the areas in which we operate, not tolerating discrimination based on criteria such as age, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, functional diversity, political leanings, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

ISGlobal supports the initiative #ScienceforUkraine. Therefore, to sustain Ukraine’s presence in the European Research Area and international scholarly community, candidates from Ukraine on all levels of scholarly career are welcome: students, PhD candidates, early career researchers and senior scholars.

We confirm our commitment towards the value of the diversity of our staff and student population and seek to promote peace, equity, diversity and inclusion as essential elements in contribution to improving health worldwide.