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The Pere Virgili Institute for Health Research (IISPV) is an institution that integrates research in the field of biomedicine in the “Camp de Tarragona” and the “Terres de l’Ebre”. The IISPV is the instrument that the university hospitals of both health regions have been endowed with (Joan XXIII University Hospital of Tarragona, Verge de la Cinta Hospital of Tortosa, Sant Joan de Reus University Hospital, Institut Pere Mata University Hospital of Reus) and Rovira and Virgili University, in order to bring together and manage biomedical research and innovation in the territory.

We offer a contract in the benchmark of the project “OnBREATHE: Personal air quality monitoring & data digitalisation to track chronic respiratory diseases” funded by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III with reference PMPTA22/00028. The OnBREATHE project is a collaboration of different groups of the IISPV and the University Rovira i Vigili, led by the Environmental Toxicology and Metabolomics research group, part of the Pediatrics, Nutrition and Human Development Research Unit (https://www.iispv.cat/es/grup/unitat-de-recerca-en-pediatria-nutricio-i-desenvolupament-huma-urpndh/), and including the  Microsystems Nanotechnologies for Chemical Analysis Research Group (http://deeea.urv.cat/grupminos/), and the research group in Chromatography and Environmental Applications ( http://www.croma.urv.cat/ca/). The contract is linked to a maternity leave. The initial conditions will be a full-time contract for eight weeks and part-time for sixteen weeks.

Number of available positions:1

The selected candidate will work in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator of the project (Dr Noelia Ramírez) and perform the following tasks:

  • Project and lab management.
  • Environmental and biological sample preparation and analysis.
  • Support on the development of the personal sampler device: calibration, lab and field tests.
  • Support to the clinical groups during the clinical validation of the device.
  • Elaboration of progress reports.



  • Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering or similar.
  • Experience in biological and environmental sample preparation.
  • Experience in chemical analysis using chromatography-mass spectrometry.
  • Experience in environmental and/or biological data processing and management.



  • Master’s or PhD in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical research or similar.
  • Previous experience in project management.
  • Previous experience in lab management.
  • Fluent level of English.
  • Teamwork and motivation for the proposed research topic.
  • Be able to explain the outcome of the research (and value thereof) to the research consortium.



  • Selection of CV’s. Suitable and unsuitable CV’s will be identified according to the requirements. Applicants who do not meet the requirements indicated in the candidate profile and requirements will not pass to the next phase.
  • Evaluation of the CV. Evaluation of the CVs up to a maximum score of 50 points.
  • Motivation Letter. Attach to the resume a cover letter with a maximum length of 2500 characters with spaces. With a maximum score of 10 points.

To access the interview phase, it is necessary to have obtained a minimum score of 40 points in the sum of scores of the evaluation of the curriculum and motivation letter

  • Personal interview. With a maximum score of 40 points.
Interview 40
Attitude 5
Fit in the workplace 10
Previous experience and skills 20
Team work capabilities 5



  • President: Noelia Ramírez. (Group Leader)
  • Chair 1: Raquel Cumeras. (Principal Investigator)
  • Chair 2: Camilla Guerrini. (Researcher)


  • President: Maria Vinaixa. (Principal Investigator)
  • Chair 1: Hector Villalba (Technical Staff)
  • Chair 2: Xavier Correig. (Professor)



For any questions or queries about the recruitment process: recruitment@iispv.cat.

For further information about the position, please contact the principal researchers: noelia.ramirez@iispv.cat




The IISPV will notify the candidates of the results of the different phases of the selection process through its website.



The IISPV has the European accreditation The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), complies with the general principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers.

The IISPV has an internal recruitment policy that follows the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment (OTM-R) policies. More information about the HRS4R policies implemented at the IISPV is available on the following website: https://www.iispv.cat/hrs4r-hr-excellenceresearch/

The IISPV will guarantee the right to equal opportunities and treatment, as well as the real and effective exercise of rights by people with disabilities under equal conditions with respect to other citizens, through the promotion of personal autonomy, universal accessibility, access to employment, inclusion in the community and independent living and the eradication of any form of discrimination, in accordance with articles 9.2, 10, 14 and 49 of the Spanish Constitution and the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and international treaties and agreements ratified by Spain.

In the event of a tie, priority will be given to hiring the person with a disability.

In the event of a tie between people of different genders, the person of the least represented gender in the work group/department/service in which he joins will be hired.

Condicions laborals

  • Full-time contract for eight weeks and part-time for sixteen weeks.
  • Workplace: Biomedical Research Labs, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus
  • Contract: Temporary (maternity replacement).
  • Gross annual salary: 27.000 -29.000 €
  • Starting date: March 2024