Catalan Water Research Institute research and innovation for the sustainable use of water



  • Job location: ICRA – Catalan Institute for Water Research, Girona (Spain)
  • Number of positions available: 1
  • Expected start: 01/07/2024
  • Temporal Position (Interim Contract for Vacancy)
  • Duration: The term of this contract will end at the time the position is filled on a permanent basis by means of a statutory selection procedure.
  • Gross Annual Salary package: 21.000 € – 29.679 €



Analytical technician to join the Chemical Analysis Unit (UAQ) of the Scientific and Technical Services (SCT) of the ICRA.



The tasks assigned to the offered contract are focused on the physicochemical characterisation of aqueous matrices. In this sense, the person to be hired must have proven knowledge in the determination of parameters such as pH, alkalinity, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total Organic Carbon (TOC), analysis by ion chromatography, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN), etc. Experience in laboratory management, preparation of standards, reagents and samples, sample treatment (digestion, filtration, dilution, etc.), data processing, report writing, equipment maintenance and calibration, stock management of standards, ordering and technical support to users is also required. The job also involves performing tasks related to the implementation and monitoring of a quality management system.



Must have – Required

Research Field or Field of knowledge:

Analytical Chemistry

Qualifications and Education Level:

FPII/CFGS, Bachelor/Degree


Team player, proactive person, autonomous, methodical, organised with knowledge in sample preparation and analysis under quality system.

Required Languages:

Spanish, Catalan and English

Required Experience:

Minimum 6 months demonstrable



Professional experience in physicochemical characterisation of aqueous matrices. Knowledge of related treatment and analysis techniques. Experience in working under a quality system will be an asset.



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 team.

Continuous training in a high-quality environment.



 All Applications must be contain:


Motivation letter

DNI or NIE (valid and with work permit in Spain). If you do not have a NIE, please attach a statement that you commit to take the necessary steps to obtain a work and residence permit in Spain.

Academic Qualifications


Deadline for Applications:

Submission of applications at ICRA – Offers

The deadline to submit the required documentation is 08/06/2024.


Selection process:

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. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.



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 7% 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.
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  • Application deadline

    09/05/2024 - 08/06/2024

  • Place


  • Salary

    21.000 € – 29.679 €

  • Contract duration

    The validity of this contract will end when the position is filled on a permanent basis through a regulatory selection procedure

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