ICGEB – Technician


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 is available at https://www.icgeb.org

The ICGEB invites applications for the post of Technician

POST TITLE: Technician
DUTY STATION: Trieste, Italy
DATE REQUIRED: 1 January 2021
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Fixed-term appointment
DURATION: Initial period of three months, with possibility of one year further extensions subject to performance.
LEVEL: GS-1 75% part-time (UN Salary Scales)
DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Head, Technical Services, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Assist with maintenance of special laboratories such as clean rooms, BL3 and GLP/GMP laboratories;
  • Install, maintain, diagnose and make small repairs of laboratory instruments such as incubators, centrifuges, microscopes, chemical hoods, laminar flow hoods, vacuum pumps, autoclaves, ovens etc.;
  • Provide scientific staff with advice and guidance on maintaining their equipment and laboratory accessories;
  • Provision of technical supplies and other routine technical service work;
  • Technical assistance on the thermo-conditioning system;
  • Inspection of all “non-stop” instruments during week-ends and holidays and availability for emergency outcall after working hours;
  • Ultimately provide training in maintenance of laboratory equipment and be prepared to travel to low resource settings for such purposes;
  • Perform other work related duties as may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma. Previous experience in laboratory equipment maintenance is an asset.
COMPETENCIES: Manual dexterity with a proven ability and aptitude for trouble shooting and repairing instruments. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and requests, with an attention to detail and good problem-solving skills. Good interpersonal skills and interest in working in an International environment.
LANGUAGES: English essential, Italian is an asset.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 17 September 2020.

Candidates should submit their full CV by completing the ICGEBʼs Personal History Form available online at: https://www.icgeb.org/about-us/work-with-us/, 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/05-20.


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