New Ph.D. fellowships!

Congratulations to Pilar Gallego and Pablo Fonseca for their Xunta de Galicia Ph.D. fellowships! Pilar is already working on SARS-CoV-2 evolution in Galicia, and Pablo is about to start working –together with Monica Martinez at the IISGS– on genomic biomarkers for lung cancer immunotherapy.

Job offer: Technician in molecular and cellular biology, University of Vigo

Description: A position is offered as a molecular and cellular biology laboratory technician to work in the MICINN project (PID2019-106247GB-I00) “Genomic heterogeneity of circulating tumor cells” (IP: David Posada; University of Vigo;

Working conditions: Initial duration of 6 months with the possibility of an extension, with an annual gross salary of € 15,000 € in 12 payments. Immediate incorporation.

Place of work: The work will be carried out between the Center for Biomedical Research (CINBIO) of the University of Vigo and the Institute for Health Research of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS).


  • Maintain cell cultures.
  • Execute basic experimental techniques with laboratory animals (rodents): anesthesia, analgesia, surgical procedures, etc.
  • Extract and process biological samples from laboratory animals.
  • Handle human blood samples.
  • Extract DNA / RNA.
  • Determine the concentration and quality of DNA / RNA samples.
  • Organize and store blood, tissue and DNA / RNA samples.
  • Maintain the stock and inventory of laboratory reagents.

Minimum requirements

  • Be in possession of the title of Superior Laboratory Technician (FP): specialty related to Biomedicine. Candidates without this qualification will not be evaluated.
  • Be in possession of the qualification of training to perform procedures on laboratory animals and euthanasia (b and c) (in accordance with EU Directive 63/2010, RD 53/2013 and ECC / 566/2015).
  • Experience in rodent xenograft modeling, processing and sampling.
  • Knowledge of the standards of good laboratory practice (GLP) and of routine and experimental processes with animals.
  • Experience in cellular / molecular biology techniques: cell culture, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR and qPCR.

Valuable requirements

  • Cell culture experience.
  • Experience in isolation of blood cell populations and immunofluorescence techniques.
  • Experience in nucleic acid extractions from blood, cells and tumors.
  • Demonstrable experience in biomedical research.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in laboratory work.
  • English level B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (MCREL) or similar.

Presentation of candidatures:
Interested persons should send their CV and two reference contacts to, indicating “lab technician 2021” in the subject of the email, until June 20, 2021.