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 CV and motivation letter and should be sent by e-mail to:, indicating the Reference: AD/19/05


  • Deadline for applications: 15/06/2019

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 & experience.


  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.


  • Job Offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.
Open Positions
Saturday, June 15, 2019

IRB Barcelona is seeking a highly motivated Human Resources Officer to join our Human Resources and Academic Affairs department. The successful candidate will be responsible for the recruitment of new members and all the immigration procedures regarding IRB Barcelona internationals, among other tasks.

  • Recruitment:
    • Job description, hiring process authorization, upload and dissemination the job openings (web, recruitment portals, internal), participate in the screening CV and support in all the process.


  • Immigration and Mobility:
    • Ensure the VISA application processes, serving as a local contact point for everything related to immigration.
    • Update immigration guidelines and instruction sheets.
    • Provide support to non-Spanish employees with respect to Spanish paperwork (NIE, Social Security, Padron, relocation).


  • Support the HR Director in the talent management functions:  
    • Annual performance review process, development of policies, training activities,…


  • General tasks:
    • Employment certificate, solve doubts of the employees (Work, LOPD, Immigration, Unemployment, Social Security, lodging ...), LISMI (Disability law) Management. Monthly and annual HR Reporting

Must Have – Required


  • Experience:
    • At least 5 years of experience in a similar position
    • General understanding of core HR processes and policies


  • Knowledge:
    • Bachelor’s degree in in Psychology/Humanities/similar with emphasis in HR discipline
    • Spanish Immigration law procedures
    • HR Development


  • Skills:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong resolution and proactivity
    • Strong organisational, time management and project management skills
    • Excel advanced user
    • Flexible and people oriented


  • Languages:
    • English (Advanced)
    • Spanish (Native)
    • Catalan (Advanced)



  • Knowledge: MSc in Human Resources, SAP Business One


  • Contact duration: Permanent Contract. 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.


  • Estimated annual gross salary: 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.


  • Benefits: Continuous training in a high-quality environment with unique professional career opportunities