OCTOBER 2013: Open position at IFAE: Research Project Officer (Horizon 2020, Spanish MINECO and Catalan DGR)

Job Reference: IFAE-2013-SO-03
Publication date: 31-October-2013
Closing date: 30-November-2013

The Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE, see www.ifae.es), a research Centre awarded with the Severo Ochoa recognition for excellence, is opening a new position for a highly qualified professional to initiate and/or manage research projects under the Horizon 2020 (H2020) and the Spanish and Catalan R&D programs.

IFAE currently runs over 10 projects funded by the program of “Investigación Fundamental No-Orientada” of the Ministerio de Economia y Competividad (MINECO) and a smaller number of European Union (EU) projects, including an ERC Advanced Grant.
The main goal of creating this new post is to increase the number of EU projects across the whole spectrum of H2020. In addition, the person hired for this post will help with some aspects of the MINECO projects.


  • Discover and pursue funding opportunities for the IFAE research lines within the European, Spanish and Catalan funding programs for research, in coordination with IFAE’s Principal Investigators.
  • Help prepare and present H2020 proposals under a variety of subprograms (ERC, ET, Marie-Curie….).
  • Contact H2020 program coordinators, and other EU funding authorities.
  • Coordination, administration and financial management of granted H2020 projects.
  • Financial reporting as required during the different phases of both H2020 and MINECO projects.
  • Help Principal Investigators of MINECO projects with organizational and reporting aspects.


  • Education: an advanced degree (from scientific, financial or management areas) relevant for the tasks at hand. Background knowledge of Physics would be a plus.
  • Experience: at least three years managing EU proposals and grants..
  • Languages: an excellent level of written and spoken English.
  • Information technology: good working knowledge of the applications commonly used in this domain.
  • Availability for short trips in Spain and abroad.



  • Initiative, communication skills, aptitude for collaborative work and for multi-tasking.


IFAE wishes to fill this post as soon as possible. Applications should be submitted to Aquesta adreça electrònica s'està protegint contra robots de correu brossa. Necessites JavaScript habilitat per veure-la. no later than November 30 2013, indicating clearly the Job Reference in the “Subject” field of the email. Nevertheless, applications will be accepted until the post is filled. Sending CVs to the above address implies consent to the legal warning at the bottom of the IFAE Home Page.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The initial contract will be for 3 years. Extensions and/or indefinite employment will be subject to mutual satisfaction.

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