May 09, 2023


The role

We have an opening for two Sample Preparation Specialised Technicians through the IMPaCT-Genómica project funded by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III. The project aims to establish a collaborative infrastructure for the implementation of Personalised Medicine in the Spanish Health System. The focus of this position is the standard operating procedures authentication and participation in collaborative interlaboratory comparisons infrastructure building for the IMPACT project, in close collaboration with the Sample Preparation manager.


• Preparation of samples for sequencing

• Collaborating within the IMPACT project infrastructure in interlaboratory comparisons

• Implementing new protocols

• Keeping rigorous audit trails of the work carried out, writing and updating documentation such as Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs)

• Participating in SOPs authentication within the IMPACT project

• Recognizing and reporting erroneous protocol outcomes

• Stock and orders management


About the unit

The unit provides highly specialised support in next generation genomics to national and international researchers and clinicians and conducts strategic development and implementation of the protocols.


Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• At least 3 years of work experience in molecular biological procedures, in particular PCR, restriction and cloning reactions, DNA fragmentation and DNA/RNA purification procedures

• You have at least 5 years of experience in molecular biology

• You have proven experience with laboratory automated liquid handlers

• Excellent laboratory techniques and able to work very reliably, pay attention to detail and work as part of a team

• Capable of working with computers and common software packages

• Should be very able with laboratory devices

• The emphasis will be on excellent knowledge and following of Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs)

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

• Experience with the 2nd and 3rd generation of DNA sequencing technology Education and training

• Master or PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or similar Languages

• Able to understand and speak English Technical skills

• You have advanced MS Office skills


• Work safely in a laboratory, maintaining excellent housekeeping

• Understand and follow quality procedures to meet the requirements of quality standards relevant to the workplace

• Understand the internal and external regulatory environment

• Prepare for laboratory tasks using the appropriate scientific techniques, procedures and methods.

• Perform laboratory tasks following specified methodologies, such as SOPs

• Technical competence in the use of specified instrumentation and laboratory equipment, including calibration where required

• Produce reliable, accurate data and keep accurate records of laboratory work undertaken and results

• Demonstrate the required attitude, behaviors and interpersonal skills associated with the professional workplace

• You are higly motivated

The Offer – Working Conditions

• Contract duration: until 31/12/2023

• Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.

• Target start date: As soon as possible

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities. To check out our training and development portfolio, please visit our website in the training section.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family life of its employees and are offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.

Application Procedure

All applications must include: 

1. A motivation letter addressed to Human Department

2. A complete CV including contact details.

3. Contact detail of two referees

All applications must be addressed to People Department and be submitted online on the CRG Career site -

Selection Process

− Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications and expertise reflected on the candidates CVs. It will be merit-based.

− Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by the Hiring Manager of the position and a selection panel if required.

− Offer Letter: Once the successful candidate is identified the People Department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, working conditions, among other important details.

Deadline: Please submit your application by April 24th, 2023