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Opening at ICGEB for Research Jobs Abroad

Oct 12, 2017

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), established in 1987, is aninternational, intergovernmental organization conceived as a Centre of excellence for research andtraining with special regard to the needs of the developing world. The Centre conducts innovativeresearch in life sciences and strengthens the research capability of its over 60 Member States throughtraining, funding programs and advisory services. Located in Trieste (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape
Town (South Africa), and in collaboration with over 40 Affiliated Centers worldwide, the three ICGEBLaboratories provide a scientific and educational environment of the highest international standards.
Further information available at

The ICGEB invites applications for the post of Research Technician

POST TITLE: Research Technician


DATE REQUIRED: 1st November 2017

DURATION: Initial period of one year, with possibility of extension subject to
satisfactory performance and project duration

DUTY STATION: Trieste, Italy

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Project appointment entirely funded by the External Funds Project
“INTERREG V-A Italia-Slovenia 2014-2020, Bando 1/2016 ASSE 1 –
Priorità 1b” (internal ICGEB reference HQ/FVG/17/014)

DUTIES: Under the guidance and the supervision of the Group Leader of
Cardiovascular Biology, the Research Technician will be requested to
perform the following duties related to the implementation of the
INTERREG Italia – Slovenia funded project “Big data e modelli di
malattie: piattaforma transfrontaliera di kit validati per lʼindustria biotech


Be responsible for the storage of delicate experimental material such as cell lines, libraries digital
data, enzymes, antibodies animal strains;
• Establish and maintain cultures of primary cells;
• Develop and standardize cellular assays (proliferation, apoptosis, etc.);
• Update the existing technology in the fields of microsurgery, imaging and microscopy;
• Assist from the technical point of view new PhD students and postdoc at the beginning of their
fellowships in order to facilitate their insertion in the laboratory;
• Perform other work related duties as may be required.


QUALIFICATIONS: Essential: High school diploma.

Desirable: University Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology or
related fields, previous experience in laboratory work, previous
experience in an international research organization, FELASA C/D
certification, experience with in vitro and in vivo models of human
diseases, experience in the use of imaging techniques.

COMPETENCIES: Active attitude towards work and working issues, high commitment andrespect of deadlines, analytical and manual skills, organizational and
managerial skills.

LANGUAGES: English and Italian essential



Candidates should submit their full CV and complete the ICGEBʼs Personal History Form available onlineat:, together with a cover letter outlining motivation for applicationand full contact details of at least three referees.
Applications should be addressed to HR & Personnel Unit, ICGEB, Padriciano 99, 34149 Trieste, Italy, quoting internal reference PU/TS/02-17.













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