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.




ISGlobal is looking for a highly motivated technical researcher to help in different tasks related to the research lines developed in the Plasmodium vivax and exosome research group (PVREX).

Main duties and tasks

  • Check quality and integrity of RNA isolated from samples of P. vivax infected-patients.
  • Validation by real-time RT-PCR of human and parasite transcripts up or down regulated during vivax infection.
  • Cloning and sequencing of parasite genes.
    • Generation of P. falciparum transgenic lines suing the CRISPR-CAS9 technology

Secondary tasks

  • Create a database with all the samples processed and sequenced


Training and experience

  • Experience in culturing P. falciparum parasites
  • Experience in work with P. vivax RNA samples and RT-PCR


  • Bioinformatics knowledge to analyse sequences.


  • Good level of English


  • Duration:  7 months 
  • Starting date: 01/06/2023 
  • Contract: full time
  • Salary Range: 19.000 – 25.000 €

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: Tech_PVREX_May23, 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 31 May 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.