We are looking for a laboratory technician for the field of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).
The mission of the CRG is to discover and advance knowledge for the benefit of society, public health and economic prosperity. The CRG believes that the medicine of the future depends on the groundbreaking science of today. This requires an interdisciplinary scientific team focused on understanding the complexity of life from the genome to the cell to a whole organism and its interaction with the environment, offering an integrated view of genetic diseases. The CRG is a unique centre in Spain, based in an innovative organization research model. Group leaders at the CRG are recruited internationally and receive support from the centre to set up and run their groups. An external Scientific Advisory Board, made up of 15 world leaders in the different areas, evaluates them. The result of evaluations conditions the future of the CRG scientists, no matter whether they have open-ended or time-limited contracts. This ensures the mobility and the renewal of the workforce.
The technician will work together with the other team members to provide various kind of NGS services to the users of the CRG Genomics Unit.
Specific job duties will include the quality control as well as preparation of samples and libraries for sequencing on state-of-the-art Illumina sequencers and operation and maintenance of the equipment. This involves applying standard laboratory protocols and operating the sequencing instruments according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
About the lab
The CRG Genomics Unit (http://www.crg.eu/taxonomy/term/46) provides services for Next-Generation Sequencing for users from the CRG and external research groups. The unit is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for microarray experiments and high-throughput sequencing. We support a broad spectrum of NGS applications including gene expression analyses, whole genome sequencing, ChIP-seq, smallRNA sequencing and many others. Besides using standard laboratory protocols, we focus on providing customized services in close collaboration with our users. In order to constantly provide service with cutting-edge applications and protocols we also improve and develop methods and protocols for library preparation and sequencing.