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 28 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 is seeking a Purchasing Assistant for the Finance, Purchasing and General Services Department.
The selected candidate will be incorporated to the Purchasing Section that currently has three members. Daily tasks will respond to internal demand (from laboratories and departments) as well as external demand (suppliers, transport and storage).
- Managing purchasing requests.
- Updating and maintaining the products, prices, possible suppliers in the database.
- Managing and sending import customs documentation.
- Giving support to Section Head of Purchasing with Ticketing Application Open Source.
- Quarterly reports related to minor contracts.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
Must Have – Required:
Experience: A minimum of 3 years in a similar position: Administrative support in Research Laboratories or Purchasing Department.
Knowledge: Degree in International Business, Business Administration or similar
Intermediate level of English
- Advanced User of Microsoft Office package (Word and Excel).
- Advanced SAP Business One user
Experience: A minimum of 3 years in a similar position: Administrative support in Research Laboratories or Purchasing Department (one of them desirable on a Pharmaceutical, Hospital or Biotechnology sector)
- Teamwork skills
- Good organisational, planning and multi-tasking capacities
- Results-oriented person
- Negotiation skills
- Ability to work under tight deadlines
- Good level of Catalan.
WORKING CONDITIONS & ENTITLEMENTS:
Working conditions: Permanent contract. 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 leave and injuries at work. This Job position is following the ordinary and additional rate of Law 20/2021, of 28 December, measures urgent for the reduction of temporary employment in the public sector and approved by the IRB Barcelona Board of Trustees
International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of our administration team.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Continuous training in a high-quality environment.
HOW TO APPLY & SELECTION PROCESS:
Deadline for applications: 31/01/2023 (If no suitable candidate is found, the deadline will be extended)
Number of positions available: 1
Selection process based on merits
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.