Scientific Project Manager

  • Barcelona
  • Jul 31, 2024


The Institute 

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG is composed of an interdisciplinary, motivated, and creative team of scientists, which is supported both by a flexible and efficient administration and by high-end and innovative core technology units.
In April 2021, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the renewal of the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ Award from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute’s commitment to developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).

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The role 

We are seeking a dynamic Scientific Project Manager to join our Strategy and Funding (SaF) team. This role involves managing two externally funded projects:

IMPaCT T2D: A Spanish multi-centre project funded by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), focusing on studying the genomes of patients with Type 2 Diabetes using advanced sequencing technologies and AI to enhance precision medicine (Coordinator: Jorge Ferrer).

COST Action CorEuStem: A European network aiming to harmonize stem cell research and tissue engeneering protocols and establish a reference point for stakeholders in stem cell biology and associated tecnologies (Coordinator: Laura Batlle)

The successful candidate will ensure the effective management and implementation of both projects, collaborating closely with project coordinators, consortium partners, the SaF team, technology transfer, financial management, and communication.
Job duties include:

Manage projects to ensure compliance with ISCIII and COST regulations and deadlines
Foster communication and collaboration among project partners and relevant initiatives
Ensure timely and high-quality completion of reports, deliverables, and milestones
Coordinate and contribute to the writing of technical and financial reports, and other project documentation
Oversee transversal aspects such as open science, ethics, and innovation
Organize project events, training, meetings, and workshops
Advise partners on scientific, administrative, and horizontal issues, including ethical, legal, and social aspects
Manage project websites and social media for disseminating results to various audiences
Contribute to raising additional funds and preparing new grant applications
Assist with transversal tasks within the SaF team

About the team 

The SaF office enhances the CRG’s international and interdisciplinary scope, creating opportunities for scientific collaborations. The team provides strategic advice, supports the Director, and coordinates institutional projects and partnerships. Learn more about our objectives and activities here.

Whom would we like to hire?  
Professional experience 

Must Have 

– Research experience in an international setting
– Proven project management skills and experience managing collaborations
– Experience with European or international grants, and organizing scientific events
– Background in innovation management, research valorisation, or business development

Education and training

– PhD degree in life sciences or related fields is desirable
– Previous knowledge of COST Action projects would be beneficial

– Proficient in spoken and written Spanish and English
– Knowledge of Catalan is advantageous

Technical skills 

– Expertise in project management and scientific grant writing
– Strong IT skills (Excel, online communication tools, CMS, etc.)
Transversal Competences

– Excellent writing and communication skills.
– Proactive, flexible, and problem-solving mindset.
– Team player with the ability to work independently.
– Detail-oriented and well-organized.

The Offer – Working Conditions 

Contract duration: Technical and scientific activity contract linked to the project (estimated December 2025)
30 days of annual leave (based on a 40-hour workweek)
– Teleworking option (2 days per week)
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales
Target start date: early September 2024

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities. To check out our training and development portfolio, please visit our website in the training section.
We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.
The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family life of its employees and are offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.

Application Procedure 

All applications must include:

1. A motivation letter addressed to Dr. Natalia Dave, head of the SaF team, detailing your suitability for this position and what you can offer based on your background and skills.
2. A complete CV including contact details.
3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Natalia Dave and be submitted online on the CRG Career site –

Selection Process

– Pre-selection: Based on CV and motivation letter. Generic motivation letters will not be considered.
– Interviews: Conducted by a selection panel, including SaF team members, an external expert, and a People Department official.
– Offer Letter: Sent to the successful candidate by the People Department, detailing the start date, salary, working conditions, and other important details.

Deadline: Please submit your application by 31/07/2024.

Project “PMP21/00067 “, funded by Instituto de Salud Carlos III and co-funded by European Union (NextGeneration EU).

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