Oferta de trabajo: Lab technician antibody, Malaria Immunology 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 looking for an experienced Laboratory Technician of immediate availability to analyse samples in studies of antibody responses against malaria and COVID-19 after infection or vaccination, as well as in other studies by the Malaria Immunology group. Activities carried out in the project aim to investigate mechanisms of naturally acquired immunity and vaccine-induced protection against infectious diseases, and identify correlates of protection. The studies is carried out in collaboration with multiple national and international research centers (Africa, Europe, USA, Australia).

Field research

  • Biological sciences 
  • Medical sciences

Key Responsibilities

The purpose of the position is to perform laboratory tasks related to characterization of antibody responses to pathogens and infectious diseases, under the supervision of the PIs or delegated team members (Staff Scientist, Senior Lab Techs, Senior postdocs). The position will require experience in antibody assays, preferably the Luminex technology, and secondarily ELISA-based assays. In addition, experience in the production of recombinant proteins will be an asset. The position is based at ISGlobal in Barcelona and required as soon as possible. 

Specific Duties

  • Processing of plasma/serum or other fluid samples
  • Design antibody assay experiments
  • Plan and purchase the required materials and preparation of budgets
  • Perform antibody assays, primarily Luminex-based assays
  • Produce recombinant proteins to be used in the Luminex assays
  • Perform QA/QC and preprocessing of data, and basic data management with Excel, CSV. Knowledge of R and ability to perform basic descriptive analyses would be an asset

Auxiliar task

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post but may evolve at any time in the future as duties and responsibilities change and/or develop providing there is appropriate consultation with the post-holder. 

This job description is not a definitive or exhaustive list of responsibilities but identifies the key responsibilities and tasks of the post holder. The specific objectives of the post holder will be subject to review as part of the individual professional assessment process.

Training and experience /Qualifications

  • Degree in biomedical sciences with at least 3-year laboratory experience
  • Experience/knowledge in processing and analysing samples for serological analyses
  • Experience in antibody immunological assays, preferably with Luminex
  • Experience with database management and statistics for QA/QC, preprocessing and basic descriptive analyses, would be an asset (Excel, CSV, GraphPad, R)


  • Excellent organization and planning
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to process high number of samples
  • Multitasking
  • Problem resolution
  • Teamwork
  • Learning capacity

It will be necessary to obtain at least 2 positive reference letters from previous employers to be considered.

The post holder will adhere to ISGlobal principles contained in People management policy, including Equity, diversity and health safety. The post holder will respect, and accountable to ensure ISGlobal policies and procedures.

Language level

English, Catalan/Spanish


  • Duration:Until end of 2024 with strong potential for extension
  • Starting date: As soon as possible in 2023 (Early sept 2023 ideal)
  • Contract: Full time
  • Salary Range: According to ISGlobal Salary technical scale based on qualifications and experience, 

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: LabTech_Antibody_Immuno_Jul23 , 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 15 September 2023 or until filled.

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 are welcome that includes: gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and political views.

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.

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.