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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.

The IISPV Biobank, located at the Pere Virgili Institute for Health Research, is a centralised platform that provides transversal services such as processing, storage, management, and distribution of human biological samples. These services are available to IISPV researchers as well as other personnel who require them.

Number of available positions:1

The selected candidate will perform the following tasks:

  • Receipt, registration and coding of biological samples from the Biobank
  • Technical processing, aliquoting and storage of samples
  • Enter data into the Biobank’s computer platform
  • General maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure.
  • Manage the documentation associated with the processing of samples and questionnaires.
  • Control the laboratory material needed.
  • Update of sample stocks
  • Start news projects.



  • Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy or similar.
  • Speaking and writen english skills
  • Knowledge of office automation (Microsoft Office)



  • Experience will be valued positively in handling biological samples.
  • Knowledge of cell and/or organoid cultures
  • Knowledge in ISO 9001:2015
  • Motivation, creativity, initiative and proactive attitude.
  • Ability to learn, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Commitment to quality, to optimizing resources and to achieving results.
  • Previous experience in similar projects.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems.
  • Teamworking, ability to work independently, to organize, kindness, dynamism, versatility, rigour, responsability and confidentiality.
  • Carry out research under supervision.
  • Have the ambition to develop knowledge of research methodologies and discipline.



  • 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 40 points.
  • Cover 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 cover letter

  • Personal interview. With a maximum score of 50 points.


Items 50
Attitude 15
Fit in the workplace 15
Experience, developed functions/skills 10
Teamwork 10



  • President: Luis Gallart. (Coordinator of Scientific Platforms at IISPV)
  • Chair 1: Miriam Campos. (Quality Manager for the Scientific Platforms at IISPV)
  • Chair 2: Elisabet Galve. (Director of the IISPV Technical Office)


  • President: Joan Vendrell. (Director IISPV & Group Leader)
  • Chair 1: Erika Margaret Scholz. (Principal Investigator)
  • Chair 2: Victoria Ceperuelo. (Postdoctoral Researcher)



For any questions or queries: recruitment@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 position (40h/week)
  • Workplace: Biobanc IISPV (Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII de Tarragona / Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus)
  • Contract: Indefinite of scientific-technical activities related to the ISCIII call PT23/00175 for the ISCIII Platform of Biomodels and Biobanks.
  • Gross annual salary: 22.000,00 – 23.000,00 €
  • Starting date: February/March de 2024