Laboratory Technician at the Biomimetics Systems for Cell Engineering Research Group


Application Deadline: 31/01/2020
Ref: LT-EM

The Biomimetics Systems for Cell Engineering< group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Laboratory technician to support technically PhDs and Post-docs in their corresponding projects.

The contract will be within the framework of the INDUCT project, whose objective is to generate “in vitro” intestinal models to study the influence of the intestinal subepithelial myofibroblasts on the intestinal epithelial migration.

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Main tasks and responsibilities / The successful candidate will develop research involving:

  • Primary cells isolation: Isolation of mouse primary intestinal crypts and intestinal subepithelial myofibroblasts (ISEMF).
  • Tissue Culture Technics: 3D intestinal organoids, ISEMF, and various cell lines (NIH-3T3, CaCo2, CC18-Co…): Culturing, Splitting, Freezing-Thawing.
  • Immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry of cells and histological cuts.
  • Microscopy analysis. Epifluorescence and Confocal microscopic analysis.
  • Image processing. Proficiency in ImageJ or similar programs.
  • Biochemistry Technics. Protein extracts, RNA extracts, Maxi-preps, Western-blots.
  • Lab management. Managing/Organizing data bases. Managing/Organizing Products stocks.

 

Requirements for candidates:

  • Degree and Master on any field on Life Science (Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, etc..)
  • Previous experience as a research staff developing the above mention tasks would be required.
  • Internationality would be valuable.
  • Competencies and skills: Communication, Teamwork and collaboration, Commitment, Proactivity, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking.
  • High level of English

 

We Offer:

 

  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: 1st of February 2020
  • Working conditions:
  • Full time 1-year Very competitive salary.
  • Measures to reconcile work and family life (maternity and paternity leave, flexible schedule working hours, teleworking, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others)
  • IBEC ensures equality of access to professional development opportunities irrespective of employment status, length at IBEC or other factors. The IBEC’s yearly training catalogue offers a wide range of training in technical and transferable skills including mobility grants and a Mentoring program.
  • Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high-quality international scientific environment.
  • Induction programme to facilitate incorporation at IBEC and additional support is provided for foreigners to obtain Visa-working permit and to install in Barcelona.

 

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their CV, cover letter and the contact of two referees to: jobs@ibecbarcelona.eu before 31/01/2020 (Reference: LT-EM).

 

Principles of the selection process:

 

IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment principles. Thus, there are no restrictions of citizenship or gender and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Who we are?

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine based in Barcelona. IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by the Ministry of Science, Universities and Innovation, which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.

IBEC’s mission is to develop international high-quality interdisciplinary research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to making a better quality of life, improving health and creating wealth. A close link with key universities, reference hospitals and corporations, are assets that facilitate achieving the mission.

 

IBEC was established in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

 

IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park and is managing 3.800 square meters facilities, 21 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 300 people from 30 different countries.  www.ibecbarcelona.eu