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 the CV and a Motivation Letter and should be sent by e-mail to:, indicating the Reference: AD/19/02

  • Deadline for applications: 10/03/2019

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
Sunday, March 10, 2019

IRB Barcelona is seeking a Senior Online Marketing & Communications Specialist for the department of Marketing, Fundraising and Communications. The Department is engaged in a wide range of communications and public engagement activities, which aim to raise awareness of IRB Barcelona´s activities among a variety of audiences, both scientific and non.

The successful candidate will be employed under a fixed – term contract linked to a maternity leave substitution (9 months aprox.).

  • Support and implementation of strategic campaigns and actions
  • Reports preparation and results evaluation
  • Coordination with other departments
  • Content Marketing Management
  • IRB Barcelona’s web management
  • Develop, manage and optimise social media presence
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Deliver engaging, creative, high-quality output for a variety of formats
  • Writing digital content

Must Have – Required

  • Experience: 3 years experience in a similar position.
  • Knowledge: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or a related field. Strong Working knowledge of Drupal, Mailchimp, Dreamweaver and Excel. Solid understanding of Google Analytics, Suite, Tag Manger and Google Ads. Tools and digital systems management.
  • Skills: Analytical with excellent writing and editing skills. Team player; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly with individuals from other departments; ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to internal and external clients. Must have solid understanding of appropriate posting techniques on each social media platform.


  • Experience: 5 years’ experience in a similar position. Experience in writing content and marketing messages about scientific research findings and research activities.
  • Knowledge: Of Photoshop, Canva, InDesign, Illustrator and CRM.
  • 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.