- Centre / Institution:
- Center for Genomic Regulation
- Bioinformatics expertise:
- Biomedical Informatics
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.
In November 2013, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the 'HR Excellence in Research' logo 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).
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.
This position is focused on the pre-award management of EC and NIH calls, although the post holder may provide support for other types of competitive proposals as the need arises, working in liaison with the other administrative departments (i.e. Human Resources, Legal Office, International and Scientific Affairs, Finance).
The main responsibilities include:
Identifying suitable external funding sources and opportunities for internal dissemination to the CRG community, while 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 proposals to competitive calls from relevant funders.
Coordinating the acceptance process, including the administrative, financial and legal internal review in liaison with the relevant departments and the hand-over to the Funds Managers.
Occasional travelling is required locally and abroad.
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, 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 process
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.
Desired skills and expertise
You have a minimum three-year experience in a similar position
You have proven experience in managing applications to the major competitive calls from the EC as well as other international funding bodies
Desirable but not required
You have demonstrated experience in financial management and reporting of national and international awards
You have previous experience in a life-science environment
Education and training
You hold a University degree. A relevant scientific or management degree may be an advantage
You are fluent in English and Spanish
Good knowledge of Catalan would be a plus
You are an advanced user of MS Office (MS Word, Excel and Power Point)
- Iniatiative: Proactive, multi-tasking and results-oriented
- Analytical: Strong numerical skills, capable of performing high level analysis and convey key points to a variety of audiences
- Accuracy: Focus to work with accuracy and attention to detail
- Communications: Strong communication skills written and verbal. Ability to interact with a diverse audience. Organises 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
Contract duration and other benefits
Contract duration: 3-year full-time position with the option to become permanent.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
Target start date: As soon as possible.
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 is offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.
Required information and contact
All applications must include:
A motivation letter addressed to Gabriele Picarella.
A complete CV including contact details.
Contact details of two referees.
All applications must be addressed to Gabriele Picarella and be submitted online on the CRG Career site - https://www.crg.eu/en/content/careers/job-opportunities