Conviértete en técnico de apoyo en el laboratorio de genómica del Centro Balear de Biodiversidad ~

13 de junio de 2023

Conviértete en técnico de apoyo en el laboratorio de genómica del Centro Balear de Biodiversidad

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Genomics laboratory support technician (3 year position) 
**** This is a preliminary announcement ahead of its official publication on June 15, 2023. Some details regarding minimum qualifications and required experience might change****

We are looking for a person with experience in a genomics laboratory (minimum 2 years) to work under the supervision of the head of the genomics unit. The successful candidate must be organised, motivated, curious and eager to learn.

The tasks
  • Applying, within the framework of an established protocol, the techniques for the preparation, characterisation and sequencing of nucleic acids; 
  • Performing routine molecular biology experiments (nucleic acid extractions, high molecular weight DNA extractions, PCR, multiplex PCR, quality control of nucleic acids, construction of DNA/RNA libraries for high-throughput sequencing); 
  • Compilation and management of the results of experiments; 
  • Participation in the technical training of other users; 
  • Scientific and technical support to users of the Centre;
  • Participation in the purchase of material, maintenance and management of the laboratory; 
  • Carrying out systematic checks and adjustments of equipment; 
  • Ensuring the application of health and safety regulations.
The team 
The Balearic Biodiversity Centre (, at the University of the Balearic Islands gathers a team of researchers, technical staff, facilities and equipment whose motivation is the generation of knowledge about the rich natural environment of the Balearic archipelago and its biodiversity, the conservation of reference natural history collections and associated data. The CBB consists of four units: the Genomics Unit, the Natural History Collections Unit, the Data Management Unit and the Training and Outreach Unit. The person recruited will join the Genomics Unit but is expected to contribute to the establishment and development of the CBB as a reference in biodiversity studies, offering multidisciplinary services to the scientific community at regional and national level and being a strong partner in international initiatives.

Qualification requirements and competences
  • Degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry or similar
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of techniques frequently used in the Centre (DNA/RNA extractions, PCR, quality control of nucleic acids, construction of DNA/RNA libraries).
  • Organisational skills and curiosity.
  • Ability to adapt an experimental protocol or equipment procedure manual according to the needs of the moment.
  • Ability to convey knowledge orally and in writing.
  • Open personality and ability to interact and communicate effectively with the team.
  • Spanish/Catalan and a sufficient level of English to communicate effortlessly and to understand and write protocols.
  • At least 2 years of laboratory work experience is required.
  • A Master's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or a similar field will be positively considered.
  • Experience as a scientific-technical service to R+D+i groups and/or genetics or genomics laboratories will be a plus, especially previous work with high-throughput sequencing equipment.
We offer
  • This position is funded by the HiTech Platform - Institute for Computational Applications and Community Code - Biodiversity (IAC3-BIO) at the University of the Balearic Islands.
  • Full monthly remuneration 2.018,66 € (gross salary).
  • An academically stimulating environment. A friendly and inclusive workplace.
  • A good work-life balance and access to Spanish excellent public services and welfare schemes, including free and accessible education and healthcare.
How to apply
The formal application will be announced on the June 15, 2023 through the UIB website and opened for about 10 days. You will be required to include a CV with a complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, other qualifying activities and a complete list of publications. A Selection Committee will only evaluate candidates who formally registered the application.
Do not hesitate to contact if you need help with this process or for any informal request.
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed. We may also request two references (name, relationship to candidate, e-mail, and phone number).
Starting date: from September 1, 2023.
All documents must be in English, Spanish or Catalan.

The University of the Balearic Islands
The University of the Balearic Islands invites you to work and research in a privileged backdrop, where the tranquility, wellbeing and joy of the Mediterranean come together in perfect harmony with a work-oriented environment designed to educate, generate knowledge and innovate, alongside a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The university campus is located in the municipality of Palma, on the outskirts of the city. It is an avant-garde university with more than 40 years of history that has achieved the first positions in the teaching and research rankings. It has more than 16,000 students and nearly 1,700 professors and researchers who create a pleasant atmosphere in tune with an offer of leisure, healthy living and constant learning. The campus enjoys excellent transport links and houses all the necessary facilities and services for university life. Our vast experience offers you the opportunity to relish multilingual learning in a culturally rich and diverse setting. The UIB is a cutting-edge university for teaching and research. It has deep roots in the region and is committed to society, showing values that honor humanity with an ever-increasing international calling.

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