Project Manager

Data límit: 21/11/2021

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), a cutting-edge research center based in Barcelona, is looking for a Project Manager to oversee and manage the participation of IBEC in the Next Generation Funds.

This is an exciting full-time, development opportunity for a new Project Manager to join the Strategic Initiatives unit and reporting to the Head of the Unit.

The Strategic Initiatives Unit provides strategic advice and support to the Director in the deployment of the Strategic Plan of IBEC. Among others, the unit fosters and coordinates (a) institutional and strategic projects and alliances such as Severo Ochoa, BIST, EIT Health and institutional networks as the NanoMed Spain, (b) international alliances and partnerships, (c) the scientific activities of the institute and (d) open science deployment.

The contract will be funded by the Project “Biotecnología aplicada a la Salud”, approved as Planes Complementarios con CCAA (C17.I1) in the framework of Plan de Recuperación, transformación y Resiliencia. This action is cofunded by the Plan de Recuperación, transformación y resiliencia and the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

The extent of your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor the implementation of projects and the timely reporting and delivery of all project commitments.
  • Inform and advise project partners on financial and administrative rules, while ensuring the conformity with the relevant procedures.
  • Support the Project Coordinators in planning, producing, collecting and reviewing the deliverables and outcomes to ensure their timely delivery.
  • Provide management tools (e.g. guides, templates, etc.) for the consortium.
  • Monitor all contractual obligations and draft additional agreements.
  • Track all project related costs in collaboration with IBEC support units: distribution and transfer of funding, keeping records on spending and preparing financial reports for project funders and auditors.
  • Schedule projects meetings: prepare agendas and circulate reference materials for the meetings and writing the minutes.
  • Engage in communication tasks
  • Define and implement a KPI monitoring systems to measure and report impact of the projects
  • Provide support in identification of funding opportunities and proposal writing for follow-up research initiatives

Requirements for candidates:


  • PhD in experimental sciences.
  • Minimum three year experience in research project management.
  • Full command of Spanish and English. Catalan is a plus
  • Competencies: Communication, teamwork, proactivity, customer orientation, planning and organizational skills.


  • Knowledge of public and private research funding systems (European and Spanish).
  • Experience in a biomedical research projects.
  • Experience in the preparation and submission of competitive project.

We Offer:

  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: January 2022
  • Working conditions:
    • Full-time, 3 years fixed-term contract
    • Measures to reconcile work and family life (flexible schedule working hours, teleworking, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others).
  • Specific training for the position will be offered. 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.
  • 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.
  • Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high-quality international scientific environment.

How to apply:

Extended Deadline: Until November 21st an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.

Reference: PM_STI_TS

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Principles of the Selection Process:

IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment principles (OTM-R).

IBEC´s commitment on equal opportunity:

Our strength and excellence as an international transdisciplinary Research Institute are based on diversity.  Being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, so that we support employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, sexual identity or cultural and socioeconomic background.

Having a disability certificate equal to or greater than 33% will be valued positively.

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 in the Barcelona Science Park and at the UPC Besos Campus and is managing 3.800 square meters facilities, 23 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 380 people from 33 different countries.