Technician – ICGEB

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 40Affiliated 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: Initial period of three months, with possibility of one year further extensions subject to 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

Candidates should submit their full CV by completing the ICGEB’s Personal History Form available online at:, 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,, quoting reference PU/TS/13-21.


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