Academic Research Programmes Officer (ref. AD/17/11)

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 motivation letter and a complete CV (both in English) and should be sent by e-mail to:   Reference: AD/17/11

Deadline for applications: 12/01/2018

When the applicants do not fit the requirements, the deadline will be able to be extended.

Number of positions available: 1

Selection process

  • Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter and previous experience
  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
  • Offered Position: Job Offer will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.  
Open Positions
Friday, Enero 12, 2018
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IRB Barcelona’s Academic & International Scientific Affairs Office (AISA), part of the Research & Academic Administration Department, is seeking an Academic Research Programmes Officer.

  • Coordinate the international and national undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship programmes: manage the calendar of calls, website content, dissemination, call documents and candidate applications and maintain the helpdesk
  • Manage the young researchers section of the webpage
  • Manage the AISA intranet section
  • Maintain and feed the AISA databases
  • Provide support for the preparation of international visits
  • Perform other AISA office/management duties
  • Maintain close collaboration with other departments, mainly Human Resources, Communications, and Finances.

Must Have – Required

  • Experience: University degree. At least 2 years in a similar position.
  • Knowledge: Command (spoken and written) of English, Spanish and Catalan. Strong IT knowledge (user level).
  • Skills: strong organisational, planning and multi-tasking capacities, teamwork, excellent in communication and writing, ability to work to strict deadlines with minimum supervision, ability to identify and resolve problems. 


  • Knowledge: Research and/or academic environments


  • 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 leaves 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 established administration team.
  • Continuous training in a high-quality environment.