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Pubblicato il 19-06-2019

Mansione: Research associate

  • Località: - (TS) - Friuli
  • Stipendio lordo annuo: n.d.
  • Esperienza minima: 10 anni
  • Tipo di offerta: A tempo determinato, Giornata completa


Titolo di studio: Dottorato di ricerca

Esperienza minima: 10 anni



The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), established in 1983, is an international, intergovernmental organisation conceived as a Centre of excellence for research, training and technology transfer to industry in the field of biotechnology to promote sustainable global development. The Centre conducts innovative research in life sciences and strengthens the research capability of its over 60 Member States through training, funding programs and advisory services. Located in Trieste (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa), and in collaboration with over 40 Affiliated Centres worldwide, the three ICGEB Components provide a scientific and educational environment of the highest international standards. Further information available at http://www.icgeb.org/home.html

The ICGEB invites internal and external applications for the post of
Research Associate

POST TITLE: Research Associate

DUTY STATION: Trieste, Italy

DATE REQUIRED: 15 July 2019

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Project appointment funded by the external fund project Biosimilars (FVG/18/011)

DURATION: initial period of three months with further extensions of one year subject to performance and project duration.

LEVEL: G3 (UN Salary scales)

DUTIES: Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head, Biotechnology Development Unit (BDU), the incumbent will take responsibility for research and development activities involved in the different projects managed by the Unit, with special attention to the development of technologies for the production of monoclonal antibodies (Mabs). In addition, she/he will provide a support in the implementation of a project related to the upgrading of the current BDU facilities.
In particular, she/he will:

1. Contribute to the development of technologies for the high-yield production of the Mabs with the special attention to the clone selection and optimization of the bioreactor’s conditions.
2. Contribute to the development and performance of the Quality Control (QC) testing for Mabs.
3. Support in the set-up and operationalization of a mammalian cell line development facility for the production of therapeutic antibodies.
4. Collaborate in the set-up and operationalization of a facility comprising a GLP laboratory for the QC of biosimilars and a GMP cell banking facility.
5. Perform other work related duties as may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology or related fields. A minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience of which at least 5 years in an industrial environment.

COMPETENCIES: Extensive experience in research and development activities in the production and QC of therapeutic antibodies.
Experience with GLP/GMP quality systems.
Previous working experience in a biotech industry will be considered as an asset.
Good interpersonal skills and motivation to work in team.
Ability to work under pressure and result orientation.

LANGUAGES: English and Italian essential, knowledge of other languages will be considered an asset.


Candidates should submit their full CV by completing the ICGEB’s Personal History Form available online at: http://www.icgeb.org/vacancies.html, together with a cover letter outlining motivation for application and full contact details of three referees.

ICGEB is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Applications should be addressed via email to HR & Personnel Unit, personnel@icgeb.org, quoting reference PU/TS/03-19

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