IRB Barcelona is a self-standing, non-profit institution devoted to basic and applied biomedical research. It was set up in 2005 jointly by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona and is located at the Barcelona Science Park. The institute currently has more than 430 members (scientific, technical and administrative staff) from all over the world, who work across disciplines to advance research in the biomedical sciences.

How to apply: 

Applications for the above opening should include a CV and should be sent by e-mail to:, indicating the Reference: AD/20/02


  • Deadline for applications: 16/03/2020

If no suitable candidate is found, the deadline will be extended.  


  • Number of positions available: 1


  • Selection process:


  • Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter and experience.


  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.


  • Job Offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview. 
Open Positions
Monday, March 16, 2020

IRB Barcelona is seeking an Accounting & Tax Officer to join the Finance Department to cover a maternity leave. The successful candidate will provide support for day-to-day financial management issues related to suppliers and month-end closing tasks.

  • Producing the internal and external invoicing and following up on the receipts.
  • Cost analysis: Such as, reviewing and updating the Core Facilities prices.
  • Preparing periodic reports related to the Core Facilities.
  • Collaborating with financial reporting and accounting analytics.
  • Preparing the necessary reports for tax liquidation, established by the current legislation.
  • Following up and check control with suppliers.
  • Support the rest of the team in different financial activities.
  • To contribute to the continuous system implementations and process improvement.

Must Have – Required


  • Experience: 3/5 years of experience as an accountant/tax or similar position. Previous experience on acting as budget accountant related to public sector will be a plus.


  • Knowledge:
    • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or Administration.
    • Knowledge of tax legislation.
    • Advanced Excel skills.
    • ERP (i.e. SAP Business One).
    • English (Intermediate level).


  • Skills:
    • Teamwork skills.
    • Good organisational, planning and multi-tasking capacities.
    • Results-oriented person.
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leave and injuries at work. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  • International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of our administration team.


  • Continuous training in a high-quality environment.