Unit Head for the Proteomics Core Unit

Application deadline:

The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) is one of Europe’s leading research institutions in the cancer research field. Located in state-of-the-art facilities in Madrid, Spain, the CNIO harbours at present more than 500 researchers working in both basic and translational aspects of cancer research, in a highly dynamic, energetic and international environment.
The CNIO is now seeking for an experienced proteomics specialist to manage and lead a Proteomics Core Unit providing support to CNIO Research Groups, focused on the implementation and development of proteomics technologies and their application to cancer research. The Proteomics Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art mass spectrometry instrumentation.


The main duties of the Unit Head would be:

• Provide scientific and technical advice to CNIO researchers in projects requiring proteomics-based approaches and technologies.
• Supervise the work of the staff of the Unit, providing them the necessary training and coaching.
• Evaluate and optimize all the processes related with the work of the Unit on an ongoing basis, providing troubleshooting and solutions to any issues.
• Evaluate the workload of the Unit and the demand of the users, to guarantee that the quality of the service responds to the needs and expectations of the CNIO groups.
• Ensure that the Unit keeps up to date in the technological innovations in the field of proteomics.
• Propose and develop research projects aligned with the strategic interests of the CNIO, providing opportunities for the scientific and technical development of the Unit.

Evaluation criteria:

• Proven research experience in proteomics, including a solid knowledge of the analytical techniques used in the field.
• An outstanding publication record in peer-reviewed international journals.
• Demonstrated track record in obtaining funding through national and international competitive calls.
• Previous experience in activities involving the support to other researchers requiring proteomics expert advice.
• A strong motivation to work in a collaborative environment, and the ability to establish fruitful collaborations and develop joint projects with other research groups.
• Creativity and innovative mindset to develop new protocols and methodologies.
• Excellent leadership and management skills.
• Excellent communication skills.
• English fluency.

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in life sciences (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or similar).


What is offered:

The CNIO offers the opportunity of being part of a research centre of excellence with an energetic and collaborative working environment and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer research. Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate. The position includes an interesting social benefits package.



Interested individuals have to send their C.V. indicting the reference "JUP21" in the subject of their message to the e-mail address "personal@cnio.es>"; failing to do so will result in the applicatoin being dismissed.