Senior Laboratory Technician at the Nanoscale Bioelectric Characterization Research Group (Ref SRT_GG)

Introduction to the vacant position:

The Nanoscale Bioelectric Characterization Group is looking for a Senior Laboratory Technician to manage the research group laboratory, develop and maintain laboratory research equipment and develop software tools for research.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Laboratory management: to ensure that all lab operations run smoothly by scheduling staff, ordering supplies, maintaining health and safety protocols, and training lab assistants and researchers.
  • To carry out essential research functions in the laboratory that include but are not limited to: innovation and development of new Electrical Scanning Probe Microscopy techniques, implementation and support in the development of electronic instrumentation solutions, implementation and support in other experimental set up design and implementation (including PCB board design, machining, 3D printing, etc.), development of user’s software interfaces and of theoretical physical modelling by finite element methods.
  • To be responsible of the maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure, writing of user’s guides, reports, etc.
  • To be partially responsible for the technology transfer actions of the research group
  • To have the initiative of proposing new ideas, projects and solutions.

Requirements for candidates:


  • Bachelor Degree and Master in Physics or Engineering or equivalent.
  • +6 years of experience as Laboratory Technician in similar tasks in research centers or private companies or a PhD.
  • Experience in electronic instrumentation set-up and development.
  • Competencies and skills: Communication, Teamwork and collaboration, Commitment, Proactivity, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking.
  • Spanish or Catalan and English languages.
  • High motivation and ability to be involved in an international multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent team working, initiative and problem – solving capabilities.


  • Experience in electronic control and robotics for automatization
  • Experience in Artificial Intelligence
  • Experience in Scanning Probe Microscopy.
  • Experience in electronic circuit design and in instrumentation for electronic device characterization.
  • Experience in finite element numerical simulations (preferable with COMSOL Multiphysics and MATLAB).

We Offer:

  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: 01 July 2024
  • End date: 30 September 2026
  • Working conditions:
    • Full time 39h/week
    • Salary: Starting from 29.863  € (according to qualifications and experience)
    • Substitution contract / position.
    • Measures to reconcile work and family life (maternity and paternity leave, flexible schedule working hours, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others).
  • IBEC ensures equality of access to professional development opportunities irrespective of employment status, length at IBEC or other factors. The IBEC’s yearly training catalogue offers a wide range of training in technical and transferable skills including mobility grants and a Mentoring program for predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high-quality international scientific environment.
  • Induction program to facilitate incorporation at IBEC and additional support is provided for foreigners to obtain Visa-working permit and to install in Barcelona.

How to apply:

Until 20th of June an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:  

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.

Reference: SRT-GG

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Principles of the selection process:

IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment principles (OTM-R)

IBEC´s Commitment on equal opportunity:

  • Our strength and excellence as an international transdisciplinary Research Institute are based on diversity.  Being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, so that we support employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, sexual identity, or cultural and socioeconomic background.
  • IBEC actively looks for female candidates for Senior positions ensuring that at least 40% of shortlisted applicants invited to interview have to be women with comparable level of CVs as the male candidates. At the end of the evaluation process, in case of equal merit, priority will be given to female candidates.
  • For candidates with children that come from outside Barcelona, we offer babysitting services during the interview, so you don’t have to worry about anything else than doing a good interview. Contact us if you are interested in this service.  
  • IBEC, as a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), will consider, especially for early-stage investigators, much more the scientific content of research outputs, than publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which it were published.

Protection of personal data:

IBEC guarantees that candidates’ personal data are processed in accordance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Law 3/2018 on Data Protection.

Personal data will be processed solely for the purposes of the selection process.

Who we are?

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine based in Barcelona. IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by the Ministry of Science, Universities, and Innovation, which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.

IBEC’s mission is to develop international high-quality interdisciplinary research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to making a better quality of life, improving health, and creating wealth. A close link with key universities, reference hospitals and corporations, are assets that facilitate achieving the mission.

IBEC was established in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park and is managing 3.800 square meters facilities, with an annual budget of 22 Mio€; 4.150 square meters of facilities; 21 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 400 people from 35 different countries.