Oferta de trabajo: Full-time LAB TECHNICIAN for Molecular basis of the bacterial resistance to antibiotics: design of new antibacterial agents. (AMR research group)


The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a cutting-edge institute addressing global public health challenges through research, translation into policy and education. ISGlobal has a broad portfolio in communicable and non-communicable diseases including environmental and climate determinants, and applies a multidisciplinary scientific approach ranging from the molecular to the population level. Research is organized in the following main areas, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child and reproductive Health, Urban Health and Child and environmental health, Climate & Non-Communicable Diseases.  ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry.



What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is seeking a full-time LAB TECHNICIAN who is interested in taking over and managing activities of the project “Molecular basis of the bacterial resistance to antibiotics: design of new antibacterial agents”.

The overall project goal is to continue developing the main research lines of the group: molecular basis of the antibacterial resistance, pathogenesis and design of new tools for diagnostic and treatment of bacterial diseases.

The activities in which the LAB TECHNICIAN will be involved related to the Project will be:

- Collect the samples and the material used by the research group and organize them.
- Analyse and characterize the bacterial strains from different samples and its antimicrobial susceptibility. 
- Be involved in all the research lines developed in the research groups and provide the support needed.

The tasks will be developed in the Microbiology Department at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and at the research laboratory of Dr. Jordi Vila’s group at Centre Esther Koplowitz (CEK). 

The project Code is 2021 SGR 01569.


Key Responsibilities

The key responsibility of the candidate will be to participate in the general organization of the research group and to ensure that all the research lines are correctly carried on with the techniques performed in our laboratory.

Specific Duties

  • The duties will consist on ensure the correct organization of the laboratory and to provide support to all the members of the research group (PhD Students/ Post-doctoral Students / Visitors / other Lab Technicians.
  • Training and experience /Qualifications:
  • Previous laboratory experience in the microbiology field. Experience in antimicrobial resistance will be highly appreciated.

Specific Requirements

Candidate with initiative, hard worker and with good teamwork skills.


  • Teamwork.
  • Problem resolution.
  • Learning capacity.
  • Previous experience in molecular microbiology


  • Duration :16th March 2023- 15th September 2023 
  • Starting date: 16th March 2023
  • Contract: FULL TIME 
  • Annual Gross Salary:  Technician II B (25.307€ Annual Gross Salary )

Selection Process

The selection process is designed in two phases:
1- Interview phase of a technical nature, with the team that requires the incorporation. To assess the person's skills and CV.
2 - Meeting with HR with the finalist(s) to finish assessing the profile and discuss contractual and institutional issues.

If needed any technical test could be pass. A Psychological Competency Evaluation Test will be required for the structural or transversal positions.

In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: LabTechnician_AMR_Feb23, attach the CV and a Cover Letter. Each attached document must be named with the candidate name and surname. 

The receipt of applications will be open until 14th of March 2023. 

Applications will be accepted until 17.00 CET of the closing date.

Only the applications submitted through the request form will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The interviews could be placed during the reception candidatures period.

Diverse candidacies, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and political views, are encouraged to apply.  


In ISGlobal we are committed to maintaining and developing a work environment in which the values and principles of our organization are respected and equal opportunities between women and men be promoted in each of the areas in which we operate, not tolerating discrimination based on criteria such as age, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, functional diversity, political leanings, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

ISGlobal supports the initiative #ScienceforUkraine. Therefore, to sustain Ukraine’s presence in the European Research Area and international scholarly community, candidates from Ukraine on all levels of scholarly career are welcome: students, PhD candidates, early career researchers and senior scholars.

We confirm our commitment towards the value of the diversity of our staff and student population and seek to promote peace, equity, diversity and inclusion as essential elements in contribution to improving health worldwide.