Genomics Unit Lab Manager

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Jun 2024

17 May 2024
Job Information

Centre for Genomic Regulation

Core Technologies Programme
Research Field

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

1 Jun 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

17 Jun 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The Institute 

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG is composed by an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team which is supported both by a flexible and efficient administration and by high-end and innovative technologies. 

In April 2021, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the renewal of the 'HR Excellence in Research ' Award from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute's commitment to developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).  

Please, check out our Recruitment Policy  

The role  

We are looking for a Lab Manager for the field of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).  

The successful candidate will be supporting the Services team of the Genomics Unit and participate in all the workflow from sample delivery, sample quality control, library preparation to sequencing. 

 About the lab 

The scope of the Genomics Unit is to provide excellent, cutting-edge services in the fields of next-generation sequencing (NGS). The team is led by Dr. Berta Fusté and composed of 13 highly experienced in NGS technologies technicians. The Unit is also dedicated to test, implement, and to develop new genomic applications that are of relevance to the CRG and its lines of research.  

The Unit is equipped with a wide range of short-read sequencing instruments from Illumina (1 Novaseq6000, 1 Nextseq2000, 1 Nextseq500, 1 MiSeq, and 1 iSeq100), and it has a long-read sequencing instrument from Oxford Nanopore Technologies (1 MinION). The unit is also prepared with all the instrumentation for DNA and RNA quality control and NGS library preparation, including 2 TECAN robots for automation of protocols.  

The Genomics Unit is embedded in the CRG Core Technologies Programme that includes the technology units of proteomics, bioinformatics, protein technologies, tissue engineering, flow cytometry and advanced light microscopy. The programme is directed by Mònica Morales and all units collaborate strongly in the setup and implementation of transversal workflows and technologies across units. 

Whom would we like to hire?  

Professional experience  

Must Have 

  • Two years of relevant laboratory experience in molecular biology techniques 

  • Experience in NGS workflow, from sample delivery to sequencing 

Desired Technical skills 

  • Knowledge of NGS protocols (RNA-seq, small RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, Hi-C, amplicon-seq, WES, WGS and metagenome sequencing) 

  • Experience with the use and maintenance of genetic analysis instrumentation, including next-generation sequencing platforms 

  • Expertise to troubleshoot sequencing issues and complete sequencing tasks in a consistent and highly proficient manner 

  • Experience in purchasing 


  • Open personality, and the capability to easily interact with people of different scientific backgrounds, nationalities and personalities 

  • You work-related to detail, multitasking, reliability, service-oriented, and professionalism 

Education and training 

  • You hold a degree or PhD in sciences  


  • You are fluent in English 

The Offer – Working Conditions 

  • Contract duration:  Substitution due to medical leave 

  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales 

  • Target start date: June 17, 2024 

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities. To check out our training and development portfolio, please visit our website in the training section . 

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family life of its employees and are offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours. 

Application Procedure 

All applications must include: 

  • A motivation letter addressed to Dr. Berta Fusté

  • A complete CV including contact details 

  • Contact details of two referees 

  • All applications must be addressed to Dr. Berta Fusté and be submitted online on the CRG Career site - . 

    Selection Process  

    • Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications and expertise reflected on the candidates CVS. It will be merit-based 

    • Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by the Hiring Manager of the position and a selection panel if required 

    • Offer Letter: Once the successful candidate is identified the Human Resources department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, working conditions, among other important details 

    Deadline: Please submit your application by June 1, 2024. 




    Research Field
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent


    Years of Research Experience
    1 - 4

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    Lab Manager_Job Advert_ BFuste.pdf
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    Dr. Aiguader, 88
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