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Funds Manager

Funds Manager

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 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).

Please, check out our Recruitment Policy

The role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Funds Manager to strengthen the team of the Grants Office.

The Funds Manager’s mission is to proactively offer individualized and professional support to CRG Group Leaders and grant holders in effectively managing their core and external funds, following internal policies and terms & conditions of the funding bodies.

The selected candidate will be reporting to the Head of the Department and be closely working with the other members of the team.

The main duties of this position will include:

  • Providing Group Leaders and grant holders with a single overview of their internal and external funds
  • Providing advice to ensure full compliance during award acceptance arrangements
  • Monitoring budget and expenditure levels on the assigned projects
  • Providing project holders with regular follow-up and advice in connection with expenditure control, budget deviations and budget forecasts
  • Keeping funds and grants accounting records updated in Oracle
  • Acting as financial control point for approval of staff costs and equipment purchase (or their adjustment) and monitoring time recording system for EC-funded projects
  • Elaborating projects financial statements and providing any other information needed to ensure adherence to the applicable regulations as well as compliance during financial audits, including preparation of budget-recovery claims, whilst supporting project´s holders for timely submission of scientific reports
  • Liaising with funding bodies and project coordinators to solve administrative and financial issues

About the team/ lab/ 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,
  • 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.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

  • You have minimum five years of experience in a similar position
  • You hold a Degree in Finance or Economics
  • You have proven experience in financial management and reporting of awards from a range of funding bodies (i.e. Spanish and Catalan government, European Commission), including the management and reporting of the following projects: ERC Synergy, Interreg, IMI
  • You have previous experience in a Financial Department and in a life science scientific environment

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

  • You have proven experience in financial management of awards from other international funding bodies and foundations, including the development of winning proposals funded by the EC and valorization of research results
  • You have knowledge of tools like Dropbox, Wikis, Google tools or others

Education and training

  • You have proven experience in using ERP/data management systems, preferably Oracle
  • You are capable of performing high level analysis and convey key points to a variety of audiences


  • You are fluent in English and Spanish. Good knowledge of Catalan would be a plus

Technical skills

  • You have strong numeracy and IT skills
  • You have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to interact with a range of internal and external stakeholders


  • You are proactive, multi-tasking and result-oriented
  • You are focused to work with accuracy and attention to detail
  • You are able to build and maintain good relationships with internal and external colleagues at all levels

The Offer

  • Contract duration: Permanent Position
  • 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.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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 Gabriele Picarella.
  2. A complete CV including contact details.

  3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Gabriele Picarella and be submitted online through the "Apply" button below

Deadline: Please submit your application by 24th of August,2019

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