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Research Technician at EMBL Barcelona

Posted by , on 25 May 2018

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

We are seeking to recruit a research technician to work in the research group of Dr Vikas Trivedi at the newly established European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Barcelona. We are situated in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), one of the largest infrastructures in Southern Europe dedicated to translational research and which is located on the Mediterranean coast. Work in the group focusses on studying self-organization in multi-cellular systems, through comparative study of embryos and embryonic organoids, using both zebrafish and mouse models.

The position is available for a period of 3 years, in the first instance and can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical support for all projects running in the laboratory and general lab management.



• Cell culture and cell line maintenance of mammalian (primarily mouse) embryonic cells
• Maintenance of zebrafish colonies, setting up crosses
• Zebrafish embryology techniques (cell transplantation, dissection, zygotic injections etc.)
• Basic molecular biology (PCRs, in vitro transcription, cloning, Western Blots, in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry)
• Overseeing day to day operations, general organization of the laboratory such as administration of several databases (plasmids, antibodies, cell and fish lines, etc)
• Maintaining supplies (preparing and ordering reagents), servicing equipment, developing new protocols and training new laboratory members
• Setting up routine imaging and cell sorting experiments and sample preparation for the same.
• In addition to the technical support, the successful candidate will be encouraged to carry out their own research project within available capacity


Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must have:

• a Bachelors or Master’s degree in biology or related life science field
• one or more years of experience with cell/tissue culture techniques and cell sorting
• background in basic molecular biology techniques
• experience with zebrafish research is ideal but not necessary
• basic understanding of imaging (e.g widefield microscopes) is desirable but not necessary. Any prior experience with standard packages such as ImageJ /FIJI would be an advantage
• strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills to interact with internal/external contacts at all levels in a friendly and professional manner. You will be a team worker in an international and collaborative environment.
• openness to learn new techniques and work independently
• well organized and reliable
• fluency in English; knowledge of Spanish will be a plus

The successful candidate will be expected to take over routine imaging and analyses over time. However, any skills needed in the process will be taught and the candidate is expected to have proactiveness and enthusiasm toward new techniques.


Application Instructions

Application deadline: 13 June 2018
Please apply online through the EMBL recruitment system

Further details about the application can be found here


Additional Information

The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family. Further details can be found here


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