Job offer: Lab Technician


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 lab technician who is interested in performing laboratory activities of the project “Impact of coinfections on the balance of antibody and T helper responses to antigen targets of naturally-acquired and vaccine immunity to major human pathogens” funded by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III ((PI20/00866). 
The aim of this project is to understand and characterize the phenomenon of immune deviation when disease conditions of different immune profiles coexist in the same individual. Specifically, the project will study the immune deviation in coinfections with model pathogens of public health concern and that typically induce polarized Type 1 (malaria) and Type 2/regulatory (helminths) responses.
The technician will work within the Malaria Immunology group led by Professor Carlota Dobaño.

Key Responsibilities

  • The technician will perform Immunological analyses.

Specific Duties

  • In collaboration with the lab coordinator, the technician will participate in the following tasks:
  • Setup of the Luminex assays, including the recovery of serum antibodies from dried blood spots and preparation of the multiplex antigenic panel.
  • Quantification of antigen-specific IgG, IgG1-4, IgA and IgE in serum and plasma samples by the Luminex technology performed at ISGlobal
  • Quantification of cytokines, chemokines and growth factors by Luminex in plasma samples, to determine the TH1 / TH2 / TH17 / Treg profiles
  • Support to other basic lab activities when required. 
  • Compliance with the biohazard and biosafety measures

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

  • Trained biomedical professional (MSc) with at least 3 years experience in laboratory work.
  • Proficiency in sterile sample management, pipetting, use of the required laboratory equipment and implementing SOPs. 

Specific Requirements

  • Experience processing human blood samples for the plasma and PBMC separation and cryopreservation. 


  • Teamwork.
  • Problem resolution.
  • Learning capacity.

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.



  • Duration: 5 months
  • Starting date: Mid April 2023
  • Contract: Full time
  • Salary Range: Depending on experience and qualification

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: LabTech_FIS_CD_Mar23, 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 31/03/2023

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.