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Lab Technician | Molecular Biology

Reference: BIOPOLIS 2023-76
Job description:
Lab Technician

Reference: BIOPOLIS 2023-76
Main research field: Molecular Biology
Type of contract: Fixed-term work contract (6 months, may be renewed)

1. We are seeking to recruit a lab technician (BIOPOLIS 2023-76) to carry out different procedures in the field of molecular biology.

The candidate will integrate CIBIO/InBIO Molecular Analysis Services team and is expected to conduct laboratory work for a wide diversity of services and studies based on the application of genetic and molecular tools. The work will involve procedures of DNA/RNA extraction, quantification and evaluation of DNA and RNA quality, amplification (single/multiplex PCR and Real Time PCR), Sanger sequencing and preparation of DNA libraries for Next Generation Sequencing.

2. Applicable Legislation: Portuguese Labour Code, approved by Law 7/2009 of February 12, in its actual form.

3. The selection panel will be formed by: Raquel Godinho (PhD, Vowel), Filipa Martins (Phd, Vowel) and Susana Lopes (Senior technician).

4. The work will be conducted at CIBIO-InBIO, UP – Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Universidade do Porto, located at Campus de Vairão, Vila do Conde.

5. The gross monthly salary corresponds to Level 1 of the Consolidated Table of Allowances TRU 16 1.333.35€ before tax.
6. Applications can be submitted by candidates of any nationality holding a degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent areas.

7. Skills and competencies:
i) At least 2 years of experience in molecular laboratory procedures (DNA/RNA extraction, amplification, and sequencing);
ii) Basic experience in the preparation of DNA libraries for Next Generation Sequencing.

The candidate should be able to work well within a team and have excellent English and communication skills.

8. Candidates will be ranked based on:
i) The relevance of work experience for the announced position (75%)
ii) Motivation for applying to this position (25%)

9. Candidate final classification shall be given based on a scale from 0 to 100.

10. The jury may decide to select candidates to an interview (in person or by videoconference) to establish the final ranking if the difference between the classification of the top two candidates is less than 10 points (based on the criteria in 7). The jury may not award the position if the profile of the candidates does not meet the requirements of the project.

11. Application formalization:
11.1 The applications are formalized at the electronic address The following documents are required in a digital form (PDF format):
i) Curriculum vitae;
ii) Motivation letter (including a brief description of the work experience and the skills that qualify the candidate for the announced position);
iii) Qualifications Certificate;
iv) Other relevant documentation
11.2. The application period is from 15/11/2023 to 28/11/2023.

Expected starting date: 1st of January 2024

12. Results announcement: The ranking of applications will be published at a visible and public area of CIBIO facilities, and all candidates will be informed by email about the result of their application. After notification, all candidates have 10 working days to comment.
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