LABORATORY TECHNICIAN - CANCER GENETICS

Reference

LT_MS_78

Places available

1

Deadline for application

22/09/2021

Requirements

What we need

  •  Certificate of Higher Education in disciplines related to “Biomedicine”
  • Experience, of at least four years, in experimental techniques for DNA analysis, PCR, cell line cultures. Tissue histopathology (hematoxylin / eosin staining, preparation and cutting of paraffin and frozen samples), nucleic acid and protein extraction.
  • Organizational and management capacity.

 

What we offer

  • Labor contract linked to the duration of the Project (three years with the possibility of extension).
  • Full time.
  • Immediate incorporation.
  • Working in the mixed basic and clinical research environment of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute.
  • Incorporation in a multinational and highly collaborative team.
  • The stimulating environment of the Barcelona metropolitan area.

 

Main Responsibilities

  • Technical support for researchers.
  • Order and sample management.
  • Organization of laboratory equipment

Additional Information

The Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC) is a non-profit 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 Tries 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

The complete genetic characterization of tumours is important to understand cancer development, to encourage the discovery of new drugs and to improve the selection of patients that may benefit from a given targeted cancer therapy. Our group is interested in the use of the latest high-throughput sequencing technologies to create profiles and catalogues of the recurrently altered genes in cancer. We are also deeply interested in understanding the mechanisms by which the abnormal function of these genes contributes to cancer development. Ultimately, our purpose is to define combinations of pathways according to the gene alteration profiles and the key molecule/s (Achilles’ heel/s) that need to be blocked to effectively reduce or abolish proliferation and inhibit invasion/metastasis. We hope that our work can help to improve the clinical management of cancer patients and to design novel therapeutic strategies.

This contract will be funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (AEI), under the call for R+D+i 2020 projects, file number PID2020-114541RB-I00.

Please also visit our unit webpage:

https://www.carrerasresearch.org/en/cancer-genetics_124455

 

Who we are? 

Our mission is to carry out research into the basic, epidemiological, preventive, clinical and translational aspects of leukaemia 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 leukaemia and other malignant haematological pathologies in order to be able to prevent them.  We will work for a future in which all leukaemia will be curable.

For further information, please, visit our webpage: http://www.carrerasresearch.org/en and the Josep Carreras non-profit organization: https://www.fcarreras.org/en

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 favours the development of its scientists.

IJC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, 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 (incl. the contact details of two referees) to jobs@carrerasresearch.orgindicating in the subject of the message: REF.:LT_MS_78.

 

Deadline for Applications

Please submit your application by September 22th, 2021.  

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