Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and the University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence—a seal that was awarded in 2011.
The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and seven core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions.
IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 members and 35 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona forms part of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the “Xarxa de Centres de Recerca de Catalunya” (CERCA).
IRB Barcelona’s Pre-Award section, part of the Competitive Funding & International Promotion Department, is seeking a Pre-Award Grants Officer. This position will be funded by a “Preparación y Gestión de Proyectos Europeos 2022” grant awarded to the Institute (Reference: GPE2022-001032).
The Pre-Award section is in charge of providing proactive support to IRB Barcelona community during the applications for competitive funds for research and institute-related activities. The Pre-Award Grants Section manages more than 150 applications/year.
Search, provide information and assistance on funding opportunities and open calls to the IRB Barcelona community. In particular, the selected candidate will:
Act as a contact point with granting and donor entities.
Provide full assistance during the whole application and negotiation cycle.
Oversee eligibility criteria, budget compliance, and other requirements.
Prepare and submit proposals
Negotiate agreements until the final acceptance/signature.
Draw up and maintain internal document databases related to grant applications.
Update and maintain the new IRB Barcelona’s funding opportunities portal.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
Must Have – Required:
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position.
Advanced knowledge of the research competitive funding environment.
Qualifications: University Degree.
Languages: High command of Spanish, Catalan and English, both written and spoken.
Advanced user of the Microsoft Office package (especially Excel)
Proficient with SBO.
Proficient with web editing software.
Highly organized, flexible and reliable person with an eye for detail.
Capacity to scrutinize sophisticated documents and to extract relevant information.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to perform tasks both independently and as part of a team.
Capacity to work under pressure and to juggle projects under tight deadlines.
High initiative and willingness to adapt to flexible work schedule when needed.
Literacy in biomedical research
Previous experience in working in a multidisciplinary research environments.
WORKING CONDITIONS & ENTITLEMENTS:
Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of our administration team
Benefits: Continuous training in a high-quality environment with unique professional career opportunities.
HOW TO APPLY & SELECTION PROCESS:
Deadline for applications: 15/12/2022 (If no suitable candidate is found, the deadline will be extended)
Number of positions available: 1
Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter, experience, management of research and innovation.
Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
Job offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.
Note: The strengths and weaknesses of the applications will be provided upon request.