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|Job Title: Grants Specialist
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 shares principles of an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team that is supported by high-end and innovative technologies and a flexible and efficient administration.
CRG has been conferred with a badge of ‘HR Excellence in Research’ by the European Commission, in recognition to its progress in implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers, that among others consists of transparent, merit-based recruitment procedures and attractive work-life balance working conditions.
For further information: www.crg.eu
We are looking for an enthusiastic Grants Specialist to join the team of the Grants Office.
Reporting to the Head of Grants Office, the Grants Specialist proactively assists the CRG community in securing competitive funds for research and other activities related to the institute’s strategic goals, following CRG internal policies and terms and conditions of the funding bodies.
Although the focus of the position will mainly be on the pre-award management of EU calls, the post holder will also ensure support for fellowship proposals and other collaborative proposals as the need arises, working in liaison with the other administrative departments (i.e. HR, Legal, ISA, Finance).
The main responsibilities include:
• Identifying suitable funding sources and opportunities for internal dissemination to the CRG community, whilst providing proactive and tailored advice in securing competitive funding for their R&D&I activities,
• Providing professional guidance and support in preparing R&D&I and fellowship proposals to competitive calls from most relevant funders (European Commission, National Institutes of Health, Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness),
• Coordinating the acceptance process, including the administrative, financial and legal internal review in liaison with the relevant departments and the hand-over of grants to the Funds Managers.
Occasional travelling required.
About the Department
The mission of the Grants Office is to proactively support the CRG community in securing competitive funds for research and institute-related activities, as well as to manage the principal investigators’ core and external funding, in compliance with the terms and conditions of the funding agencies, with an individualized professional support throughout the project life cycle.
The services offered by the Grants Office are:
• to act as a liaison between the CRG community on the one side and the funding agencies or sponsors/donors on the other side,
• to identify and effectively disseminate the most suitable funding opportunities for the CRG community,
• to provide comprehensive support in the preparation and submission of proposals and in grant acceptance,
• to fulfil administrative and reporting requirements of the funding agencies or sponsors/donors for active grants,
• to manage budgets and control competitive and external funds in compliance with the applicable regulations and CRG policies.
Who would we like to hire?
• You hold a University degree. A relevant scientific or management degree may be an advantage;
• You have a minimum of three-years’ experience in a similar position;
• You have proven experience in managing applications to the major competitive calls from the EC as well as other National and international funding bodies in life sciences. Demonstrated experience in financial management and reporting of national and international awards may be an advantage;
• You are analytical and are an advanced user of MS Office (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
• You speak fluent English and Spanish. Catalan would be an advantage.
• Initiative: Proactive, multi-tasking and results-oriented.
• Communications: Strong communication skills; written and verbal. Ability to interact with a diverse audience. Organizes workshops and project meetings.
• Planning & Prioritization: Ability to work to tight deadlines.
• Teamwork: Ability to work independently as well as being a team player.
• Collaboration: Can work collaboratively under standard and established procedures.
• Interpersonal relations: Able to build and maintain good relationships with internal and external colleagues at all levels.
Desirable but not required
• Previous experience in a life-science environment.
• Contract duration: 1-year full-time position with option to extend to permanent contract
• Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with CRG’s pay scales.
• Target start date: A.S.A.P
We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities.
We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.
We are committed to reconcile a work and family life for our employees and are offering the opportunity to benefit from annual leave, flexible working hours and teleworking.
All applications must include:
1. A motivation letter addressed to Gabriele Picarella.
2. A complete CV including contact details.
3. Contact details of two referees.
All applications must be addressed to Gabriele Picarella and submitted online on the CRG Career site - http://www.crg.eu/en/content/careers/job-opportunities
Deadline: Please submit your application by the 5th December 2017