Oferta de trabajo para el CNIO

We have an opening at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), one of Europe’s leading research institutions in the cancer research field based in sunny Madrid (Spain). Located in state-of-the-art facilities in Madrid, Spain, the CNIO harbours at present more than 450 researchers working in both basic and translational aspects of cancer research, in a highly dynamic, energetic and international environment. The CNIO is organized in several thematic programmes, including a Biotechnology Programme which consists of Core Units aimed to provide expert technical support and advice to CNIO Research Groups in a number of disciplines and technologies used in biomedical research, as well as to implement and develop state-of-the-art biotechnological tools and reagents for cancer research.

We are looking preferably for an experienced cytometrist with at least three years of experience in a core technological platform with cell sorting experience, but alternatively, reduce flow cytometry experience but with a hunger to learn, and a good attitude/aptitude towards technology, and interest in becoming part of a technological Unit, will also work

Our unit is currently equipped with three high speed cells sorters: a FACS Aria IIu, an InFlux and a MoFlo ASTRIOS and are in the process to incorporate a FACS Discovery S8, plus four analytical cytometers FACS Canto II, LSRII Fortessa X20 and an AURORA 5L. We also have some small pieces of equipment such an AutoMACS Pro, GentleMACS and a couple of automated cell counters we take care of. We have over 200 users

Applicants should have:

BSc in a relevant biomedical discipline or exhibit equivalent experience in the flow cytometry field

Previous sorting and analytical flow experience is more than desirable, particularly with jet-in-air cell sorters

Research lab experience, including tissue culture and sample preparation will be valued

Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team, interacting with a diverse group of people

IT skills and knowledge of the common flow cytometry analysis package will be an advantage (FlowJo, ModFit, FCS Express, SpectroFlow, OMIQ)

High commitment, motivation and a collaborative attitude

Good communication and social skills, capacity for troubleshooting and attention to details

Good level of English to be able to work in an international institute

Primary duties for this position will include:

Operation of cell sorters

Maintain QA & QC in all of the unit instruments both cell sorters and analytical flow cytometers

Assist investigators with experimental design, data display and data analysis

Pro-actively develop new flow cytometric techniques appropriate to the users needs

Contribute to the generation of training material as well as participate in the training of users and unit external courses

General lab organisation and administrative tasks

The CNIO is an equal employer and offers the possibility to develop your career while being part of a centre of research excellence with a multidisciplinary research environment. This is a full-time permanent core position launched by the Spanish Ministry.

To apply for this position or to find out more about the CNIO please follow the instructions on the link below to the CNIO:


Please note only applications through this website can be considered and you must be eligible to work within the EU.

For informal enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

Kind Regards,


Lola Martinez

Board of Directors European Association of Core Technologies for Life Sciences (CTLS)

SRL Content Task Force International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC)

Biotechnology Program

Flow Cytometry Unit Head

Spanish National Cancer Institute (CNIO)

Melchor Fdez Almagro, 3

28029 Madrid


Phone: 917328000 Ext 3210 (Office)

Ext 3211 (Sorter Room)

Ext 3212 (Lab)

Fax: 912246980

email: lmartinez@cnio.es

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