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Senior Technician in charge of the instrumental analysis laboratory



Vacancy type:

New Position



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Job description

The BETA Technology Centre is made up of a young multidisciplinary team of 100 researchers, and is looking for a dynamic person with leadership skills and a desire to be part of this project. We are looking for a person who will continue to be responsible for the instrumental analysis laboratory of the Centre.
The BETA Technology Centre has grown exponentially since its creation at the end of 2014, and since March 2021 the centre has new facilities with more than 800 m2 of laboratory and pilot plant spaces.
Within these spaces, the instrumental analysis laboratory is not a key piece and currently has the following instrumentation: gas chromatographs (with ECD, FID, MS and TCD detectors), liquid chromatographs (HPLC and IC), CHN elemental analysers, and flame atomic absorption spectroscopy.
Functions and duties:
Specifically, the duties expected of the successful candidate are:
– Development of instrumental analysis equipment.
– Development of new analytical methods according to the needs of researchers.
– Ensuring the proper use and proper functioning of equipment.
– Periodic maintenance of equipment.
– Supporting researchers in the analysis of samples.
– To guarantee the quality of the results obtained in the instrumental laboratory.
– Training of new research staff in the use of the instrumental analysis equipment.


Spanish Decree on recognition of qualifications of teaching and research staff, and service staff

According to Spanish Royal Decree 889/2022, those who apply for teaching and research staff (PDI) or service staff (PAS) posts should have any qualifications issued abroad officially recognised in Spain, since such approval qualifies for the exercise of regulated professions in Spain. Research-only staff are exempt from this requirement.

– Vocational training: Advanced Degree or equivalent
– Certification of Level C1 in Catalan or commitment to obtain it.
Accreditation of Level B2 English or commitment to obtain it.
– Previous work in other chemical analysis laboratories, preferably in the environmental field.
– Have worked in the field of research, either at university or research centre level.
– Knowledge and previous work with instrumental analytical techniques, such as: Ion Chromatography, Liquid and Gas Chromatography, Atomic Absorption, among others.


– University degree in: Degree in Chemistry.
– Doctorate in Chemistry or similar.


  • Planning and organisation
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Self-confidence
  • Empathy
  • Learning and use of knowledge

This job offer includes

Inclusion in the professional group Administrative and service staff (PAS)
Type of contract: permanent
Total work: full-time
Gross salary: 30.142,20 €

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