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

The ICGEB invites applications for the post of Technician

POST TITLE: Technician

DUTY STATION: Trieste, Italy

DATE REQUIRED: as soon as possible

TYPE OF CONTRACT: fixed-term appointment

DURATION: an initial period of three months, with possibility of one-year extensions subject to satisfactory performance

LEVEL: GS-1 50% part-time (UN Salary Scales)

DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Head, Technical Services, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • loading and operation of the automatic washing machines and stoves for correct washing and drying of plasticware and glassware from the research laboratories;
  • loading and operation of the automatic autoclaves for correct sterilization of plasticware, glassware and solutions from the research laboratories;
  • periodic internal cleaning of machines and minor maintenance work;
  • production of supplies of high-quality Sterile Water for the research laboratories;
  • perform other work-related duties as may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Essential High School Diploma or equivalent. Technical High School qualification (Healthcare/Environmental Biotechnology) and previous experience using the equipment in glassware and sterilization laboratory are an asset.

 COMPETENCIES: Manual dexterity and practical ability to load automatic machines, problem-solving, interpersonal skills and interest in working in an international environment.

LANGUAGES: Fluency in English. Knowledge of Italian is an asset.



Applicants must complete an on-line application by creating an account on the ICGEB Service Gateway accessible HERE  by clicking “Sign Up”. Applicants already in possess of an ISG account should click “Login” and select “Work with us – Apply for a job position”.

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ICGEB is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Candidates are assessed against the criteria listed in the vacancy notice, and evaluation is competency-based interview and may include tests.  





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