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- A high level of motivation and interest.

- Previous experience in handling human samples.

- Experience with work in Biosafety Level-3 (P3) Cell Culture Facilities

- Master title or equivalent.

- Experience in human cell culture, basic biochemical and molecular lab techniques.

- Experience in cytometry is not mandatory, but it will be highly valued.

- Experience in bioinformatics is not mandatory, but it will be highly valued.

- High level of collaborative and communicative skills.

- Good level of English speaking and writing skills.



What we offer?

 - Incorporation in a multinational and highly collaborative team.

- The opportunity to develop an exciting and innovative research project.

- The mixed basic and clinical research environment of the IJC.

- The stimulating environment of the Barcelona metropolitan area.

- Temporary contract.

- Contract start: may 2020

Additional Information

The Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC) is a nonprofit research institute based in Barcelona and dedicated to advancing our understanding about leukaemia and related disorders, in partnership with the University of Barcelona and University Autònoma of Barcelona. The IJC has laboratories in three clinical campuses: i) Clinic Hospital, ii) Sant Pau Hospital and iii) Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital. IJC serves as a collaborative hub for basic investigators and physicians to work together on fundamental biological and clinical aspects of leukaemia. The IJC offers an excellent work environment built around a multi-disciplinary fusion of ideas and state-of-the-art facilities.



Research Description

We are seeking a highly motivated research to become Lab Technician (LT) in our group to start a new project on COVID-19 in relation to immune response using single cell epigenomic approaches. The title of the project is "Cell Atlas of COVID-19 patients with Pre-existing Autoimmunity and Immunodeficiency conditions" and the LT will be responsible for starting within the team of Dr. Ballestar this project ( Main tasks will involve isolation of blood cells from COVID-19 patient samples, cytometry analysis and follow up epigenomic analyses.

 We expect the applicant to have experience with the handling of human blood samples, work in Biosafety Level-3 (P3) Cell Culture Facilities and familiarity with bioinformatic analysis.

 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.



Who we are?

Our mission is to carry out research into the basic, epidemiological, preventive, clinical and translational aspects of leukemia and other hematologic malignancies.

The vision of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute is that research will identify new therapeutic targets and enable us to develop more precise and less aggressive treatments. We aspire to understand the origin and development of leukemias and other malignant hematological pathologies in order to be able to prevent them. We will work for a future in which all leukemias will be curable.

For further information, please, visit our webpage: the Josep Carreras nonprofit organization:

The European Commission awarded the IJC the HR Excellence seal in July 2019. The IJC continues to work to maintain its policies in line with the Charter and Code principles.

The HRS4R has the main objective of ensuring that research centers of excellence implement and respect the requirements of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for hiring researchers (from here on referred to as the Charter and Code) within their human resources policies.

This EC initiative aims to promote training, professional development, and mobility for all European scientists. The IJC supports these values and principles, which will not only serve to strengthen its internal policies but will actively stimulate excellent research and firmly situate the organization as an institution with a stimulating working environment that favors the development of its scientists.

IJC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and other legally protected characteristics.

Place of presentation of the candidacies

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter and (incl. the contact details of two referees) to Please mention the reference number in the subject line.



Deadline for Applications:

Deadline expression of interest: may 6th 2020

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