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Laboratory technician in the field of soils



Vacancy type:

New Position



Call end:


Job description

We are looking for a laboratory technician who will provide experimental and sample analysis support to the center’s researchers, focusing mainly on research and innovation projects of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Unit.

Functions and tasks:

  • Field sampling.
  • Physico-chemical characterization of soil and plant biomass samples.
  • Respirometries and microbial biomass of the soil.
  • Soil organic matter increment studies.
  • Liaison with farmers participating in the projects of the sustainable agriculture and food systems unit.
  • Execution of both laboratory and field scale trials for agronomic evaluation of bio-fertilizer products.


Decree of homologation of the degrees of the Research Teaching Staff and the Administration and Services Staff.

Based on Royal Decree 899/2022, persons who apply for the positions of Research Teaching Staff (PDI) and/or Administration and Services Staff (PAS) must present the homologation of the degrees issued abroad, since this is the one that enables them to exercise a regulated profession in Spain.

The group of Research Staff is exempt from this resolution.

  • Intermediate Level Training Cycle in the field of Laboratory, Soil Sciences or equivalent.
  • Accreditation of the level of Catalan proficiency (Level C1) or being in conditions to obtain it.
  • Accreditation of English level B2 or being in conditions to obtain it.
  • To have previously worked in other chemical analysis laboratories, preferably in the field of soil science and research.
  • Knowledge of classical analytical techniques (gravimetry and volumetry).


  • University Degree in: Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Biotechnology, Plant Production, Environmental Sciences or similar.
  • Previous experience in field soil sampling.
  • Experience in working directly with farmers and/or livestock farmers
  • Experience in characterization of samples and fertilizer products.
  • Knowledge of Instrumental Analytical Chemistry, mainly: Ion Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Atomic Absorption, Instrumental Combustion Techniques.


  • Planning and organization
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Commitment to the organization
  • Flexibility and change management
  • Empathy
  • Learning and utilization of knowledge

This job offer includes

Incorporation within the PAS professional group, Administration and Services Technical Staff.
Type of contract indefinite
Full-time working day
Gross annual salary: 23.605,20 €.

– Flexible working hours – Possibility of combining face-to-face work with telecommuting