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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 by an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team which is supported both by a flexible and efficient administration and by high-end and innovative technologies.
In November 2013, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received 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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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 research grant proposals, and to provide support for other related tasks as the need arises, working in liaison with the other administrative departments (i.e. Human Resources, Legal, International and Scientific Affairs, 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 applications for fellowships and research projects to competitive calls of relevant funders at national and international level.
• Coordinating the acceptance process, including the administrative, financial and legal internal review in liaison with the relevant departments and the hand-over of grants for their subsequent management.
Occasional travelling may be required locally and abroad.
About the team
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?
• You have a minimum one-year experience in a similar position
• You have knowledge and understanding of the funding strategies and regulations applicable to the major competitive calls for R&D&I activities of national and international public funders, including those for fellowships.
Desirable but not required/ Nice to have
• You have experience in financial management and reporting of national and international grants for R&D&I activities;
• You have previous relevant experience in a biomedical environment.
Education and training
• You hold a University degree. A relevant scientific or management degree may be an advantage.
• You are fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan.
• You are an advanced user of MS Office (MS Word, Excel and Power Point).
• Initiative: 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
• Communication: 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
The Offer – Working Conditions
• Contract duration: Temporary contract subject to maternity leave.
• 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 are offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.
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.
₋ Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications and expertise reflected on the candidates CVS. It will be merit-based.
₋ Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by the Hiring Manager of the position and a selection panel if required.
₋ Offer Letter: Once the successful candidate is identified the Human Resources department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, working conditions, among other important details.
Deadline: Please submit your application by April 12th, 2021.
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