Human Resources Senior Officer

Main tasks and responsibilities:

As an HR Senior Officer you will have a core role in the HR strategic projects; you will focus in attract, retain and develop talent for our Institute; and you will manage various research groups to support their members during their employee life cycle and provide them with our HR services.

You will be in charge of:

  • Implement of all types of HR policies, processes and procedures.
  • Contribute with new ideas and solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of HR processes. Providing strategic vision to the Unit.
  • Provide first-line HR support to the research groups assigned (supervisors, employees and students) in everything that has to do with the employee life cycle.
  • Talent management:
    • Coordinate and implement of training activities;
    • Work with different stakeholders to identify learning needs;
    • Facilitate learning through a variety of delivery methods including virtual training;
    • Maintain our new Training Platform and create training reports.
  • Recruitment and Selection of the research groups assigned:
    • Organize, manage and disseminate job advertisements;
    • Interview as HR member in the recruitment committees;
    • Maintain our Jobs Portal and create selection reports.
  • Design, project manage and implement of the Human Resources Strategy for researchers and the renewal of its Award; different HR projects within the Severo Ochoa award; Suggestion Box; Wellbeing program and Gender and Diversity projects.
  • Support the Head of the Unit in other talent management and administration functions related to development of policies.


Requirements for candidates:


  • University degree.
  • Postgraduate or Master in Human Resources.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in an HR Department with general understanding of HR processes and policies in an international context.
  • Experience in managing selection and training and career development processes.
  • Full command in Spanish and English. Excellent writing skills in English.
  • Excel advanced user.
  • Used to work with HR metrics.
    • Passion to work with people and talent management.
    • Competencies: Communication, proactivity, customer orientation, planning and organizational skills, teamwork, creativity to find unique solutions and ability to implement them.


  • Experience in implementing development management programs and career plans.
  • Knowledge in SAP.
  • Project management skills.


We Offer:

  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: October 2019
  • Working conditions:
    • Full time 4-year contract co-funded by the Apoyo a Centros de Excelencia Severo Ochoa of the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, after which it will be possible to extend to a permanent contract.
    • Measures to reconcile work and family life (maternity and paternity leave, flexible schedule working hours, teleworking, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others).
  • IBEC ensures equality of access to professional development opportunities irrespective of employment status, length at IBEC or other factors. The IBEC’s yearly training catalogue offers a wide range of training in technical and transferable skills. Mobility grants for first stage researchers, as well as a Mentoring programme for Postdoctoral researchers are offered.
  • High-quality international scientific environment.
  • Induction programme to facilitate incorporation at IBEC and additional support is provided for foreigners to obtain Visa-working permit and to install in Barcelona.


How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their CV, cover letter and the contact of two referees to:  before 04/10/2019 (Reference: HRSNO_CM).


Principles of the Selection Process:

Our Recruitment and Selection Policy is based on the OTM Strategy (Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment) and accept applications without distinction on any grounds. Candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Our commitment to OTM-R principles can also be found in our Gender and Diversity plan.


Protection of personal data:

IBEC ensures that applicants’ personal data are processed as required by EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Spanish Law 3/2018 on Data Protection.

Personal data shall thus be processed solely for the purpose of the selection procedure.

Who we are?

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine based in Barcelona. IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (in charge of research and innovation policy in Spain), which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.

IBEC’s mission is to develop international high-quality interdisciplinary research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to making a better quality of life, improving health and creating wealth. A close link with key universities, reference hospitals and corporations, are assets that facilitate achieving the mission.

IBEC was established in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park and is managing 3.800 square meters facilities, 21 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 350 people from 30 different countries.