OFERTA RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (SEWAGENE)

DATA DE PUBLICACIÓ

03/12/2018

DATA LÍMIT PRESENTACIÓ OFERTES

17/12/2018

EMAIL ENVIAMENT CV

call@icra.cat

DESCRIPCIÓ DE L'OFERTA

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JOB

  • Job location:  ICRA – Catalan Institute for Water Research, Girona, Spain
  • Position: Research Technician
  • Number of positions available: 1
  • Expected start: January 2019
  • Temporal position. The position is for 6 months (approximately)
  • Gross annual salary package: 15.000 €

 

JOB PURPOSE / PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) is seeking candidates for a Research Technician position within the group of “Quality and Microbial Diversity” and in the framework of project SEWAGENE: Accumulation, Spread and Removal of Antibiotic Resistance in Sewer Systems, funded by Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (2016 Call, Ref. CTM2016-75653-R) – AEI/FEDER, UE.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The technician will be giving support to research tasks in the frame of project SEWAGENE. The candidate will be in charge of: a) a lab-scale pilot plant mimicking the functioning of a real sewer; b) sample collection and processing; c) DNA and RNA extraction; d) molecular analysis (qPCR and amplicon-targeted sequencing, …); e) analysis of sequence datasets. The technician will also be in charge of reporting the results of the different experiments carried out.

 

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & SELECTION CRITERIA

Must Have – Required

Knowledge: Candidates must have a degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Environmental Engineering or related fields, and a Master degree in Biology, Water or Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Wastwater Treatment or related fields. 

Skills: Good skills Experience on the management of biological reactors and/or pilot plants and on the application of molecular techniques for the identification and quantitation of marker genes (PCR, qPCR, amplicon-targeted sequencing, metagenomics). Experience on wastewater treatment and environmental chemistry will be also considered. Experience in writing scientific reports and manuscripts in English is necessary.

Fluency in English and Spanish with good oral and writing communication skills is essential.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS & ENTITLEMENTS

Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work.

International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of a young and growing research group.

Continuous training in a high-quality environment.

 

HOW TO APPLY & SELECTION PROCESS

Documentation Submitted:

CV and motivation letter

Aplications and Deadline for applications:

Send the required documents to call@icra.cat indicating ref. ‘Tech_SEWAGENE’ in the subject of the email.

The deadline to submit the required documentation is December, 17th 2018.

Selection process:

  • Pre-selection: will be based on CV, experience, skills and motivation letter.
  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
  • Offered Position: Job Offer will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.

 

In ICRA 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 age, sex, marital status, race, ethnicity, disabilities, political leanings or sexual orientation. 

Recruitment will be carried out as provided for in Article 15 of Royal Legislative Decree 1/1995 of 24 March passing the text of the Workers' Statute Act, in accordance with the provisions of Article  2 of Royal Decree 2720/98 of 18 December (B.O.E. 8 January 1999), Act nº 12/2001 of July 9 (B.O.E. 10 July) and concordant regulations.

The principle of equality between men and women is taken into account, in accordance with Article 14 of the Spanish Constitution, the EU Directive of 9 February 1976 and the provisions of the Agreement of the Council of Ministers of March 4, 2005, passing the Plan for gender equality in the General State Administration.

Universal accessibility for persons with disabilities is taken into account, in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 1 of Act nº 51/2003 of 2 December on equal opportunities, and 5% of vacancies are reserved provided the candidates pass the selection processes and are able to accredit disability and compatibility in performing the tasks so that we will progressively reach 2% of the total workforce.