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Genomics Unit Lab Technician Position

Genomics Unit Lab Technician Position

The Institute

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is 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.

In November 2013, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the 'HR Excellence in Research' logo from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute's commitment to developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).

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The role

We are looking for a laboratory technician for the field of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS). The technician will work together with the other team members to provide various kind of NGS services to the users of the unit.

Specific job duties will include the quality control as well as preparation of samples and libraries for sequencing on state-of-the-art Illumina sequencers and operation and maintenance of the equipment. This involves applying standard laboratory protocols and operating the sequencing instruments according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. In addition, the candidate will be involved in the implementation and development of new experimental methods, which utilize high-throughput sequencing platforms.

About the team/ lab/ department

The CRG Genomics Unit (http://www.crg.eu/taxonomy/term/46) provides services for microarray hybridizations and Next-Generation Sequencing for users from the CRG and external research groups. The unit is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for microarray experiments and high-throughput sequencing. We support a broad spectrum of NGS applications including gene expression analyses, whole genome sequencing, ChIP-seq, smallRNA sequencing and many others. Besides using standard laboratory protocols, we focus on providing customized services in close collaboration with our users. In order to constantly provide service with cutting-edge applications and protocols we also improve and develop methods and protocols for library preparation and sequencing.

Who would we like to hire?

Education and training

  • You hold a B.Sc. or M.Sc in molecular biology or a related field
  • You have experience with library preparation for Illumina sequencing technology


  • You are fluent in English


  • You are able to work in a dynamic environment
  • You have a flexible working attitude

The Offer

  • Contract duration: 3 years
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: As soon as possible.

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:

  1. A motivation letter addressed to Dr Jochen Hecht.
  2. A complete CV including contact details.

  3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Jochen Hecht and be submitted online on the on the CRG Career site - http://www.crg.eu/en/content/careers/job-opportunities

Deadline: Please submit your application by 25th of June,2019