Functional Genomics Core Facility (FGC) Manager (ref. CF /16/01)

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)
Job Location
Parc Científic de Barcelona C/ Baldiri Reixac 10
08028 Barcelona
Salary and conditions are competitive and commensurate with experience.

Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of a young and growing research group.

Job Description

IRB Barcelona seeks
Applications are invited for the position of Functional Genomics Core Facility (FGC) Manager.
The FGC provides the Institute and the research community with cutting-edge services that include tools for genomic analysis and alteration of gene expression.
The FGC Manager will be in charge of the scientific management of the services and projects undertaken in the facility. Activities include overseeing and developing services, coordinating staff conducting the service projects, interpreting and communicating results, as well as developing technology and participating in the implementation of novel processes and procedures. The manager is expected to be involved in the strategic planning of new developments based on the needs of the institute’s research community.

The FGC’s main mission is to provide support to the IRB Barcelona research community; however, other activities include the promotion of synergies and collaborations at the local, national and particularly at the international levels. Experience with next-generation sequencing platforms, current analytical platforms, and associated informatics and computational skills is required. In addition, strong communication skills, a service-based orientation, and prior and solid managerial experience with a core facility or similar service are essential.
Salary and conditions are competitive and commensurate with experience.


- Scientific management of the services and projects undertaken in the facility
- Provide support to the IRB Barcelona research community
- Promote synergies and collaborations at the local, national and at the international levels
- Implementation of novel processes and procedures


Must Have – Required
- Experience: more than 10 years of research experience in related fields
- Knowledge: technologies related to genomic analysis, in particular NGS and microarray protocols
- Skills: excellent communication (mostly in English), leadership, and interpersonal skills

- Experience: more than 3 years of managerial experience
- Knowledge: bioinformatics/biostatistics tools
- Skills: proactivity, organizational and negotiation skills

How to Apply

Applications for the above opening should include CV and Motivation Letter, and should be sent by e-mail to: quoting the reference: CF/16/01

- Deadline for applications: 30/11/2016
When the applicants do not fit the requirements, the deadline will be able to be extended.
- Number of positions available: 1
- Selection process
- Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter, experience, management of research and innovation.
- Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
- Offered Position: Job Offer will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.

About Our Organization

IRB Barcelona is a world-class research centre devoted to understanding fundamental questions about human health and disease. It was founded in October 2005 by the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) and the University of Barcelona (UB), and is located at the Barcelona Science Park (Parc Científic de Barcelona).

The Institute’s missions include conducting multidisciplinary research of excellence at the unique interface between biology, chemistry and medicine, providing high-level training in the biomedical sciences to staff, students and visitors, driving innovation through active technology transfer to the benefit of society, and actively participating in an open dialogue with the public through a series of engagement and education activities.

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