Nov 10, 2018

The Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) is one of the largest Genome Sequencing Centers in Europe. CNAG-CRG researchers participate in major International Genomic Initiatives such as the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC), the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) and the European Infrastructure for life-science information (ELIXIR), as well as in several EU-funded projects.

It is integrated with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG shares principles of an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team that is supported by high-end and innovative technologies and a flexible and efficient administration.

CRG has been conferred with a badge of ‘HR Excellence in Research’ by the European Commission, in recognition to its progress in implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers, that among others consists of transparent, merit-based recruitment procedures and attractive work-life balance working conditions.

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The role

We are searching a technician for the Sample Preparation team, the successful candidate will work closely with the Sample Prep Manager.


    Preparation of samples for sequencing

    Implementing new protocols

    Keeping rigorous audit trails of the work carried out, writing and updating documentation such as Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs)

    Recognizing and reporting erroneous protocol outcomes

    Stock and orders management

About the team/ lab/ department

    The unit provides highly specialized support in next generation genomics to national and international researchers and clinicians and conducts strategic development and implementation of the protocols.

Whom would we like to hire?

    You hold a Bachelors or Master degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or similar

    You have at least at least 3 years of work experience in molecular biological procedures, in particular PCR, restriction and cloning reactions, DNA fragmentation and DNA/RNA purification procedures

    You have excellent laboratory techniques and able to work very reliably, pay attention to detail and work as part of a team

    You are capable of working with computers and common software packages

    You should be very able with laboratory devices

    You have excellent knowledge and following of Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs)

    You have proven experience in/ with molecular biology

    You are fluent in English

Desirable but not required

    Experience with the current generation of DNA sequencing technology

The Offer

    Contract duration: 1 year temporary contract - maternity leave cover

    Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.

    Target start date: 1st of December, 2018

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family life of its employees and are offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

    A motivation letter addressed to Dr Marta Gut

    A complete CV including contact details.

    Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Marta Gut and be submitted online through the recruitment portal in the following link: