Open Position Human Resources Manager at IFAE

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About IFAE

The Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) is a public consortium between the Catalan Government, Generalitat de Catalunya, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, a public university). IFAE was formally created in 1991, by Decree number 159/1991. As stated in its By‐laws, IFAE’s main goal is to carry out research and to contribute to the development of high energy physics from a theoretical, experimental and technological point of view.

About the position

The successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in:

  • Organize, coordinate and ensure the proper functioning of the Departament and its staff for the achievement of its objectives.
  • Participate in meeting, seminars and technical and working meetings related to the new of HR.
  • Mediate conflicts, intervene in situations of termination of contracts.
  • Participate in meetings and negotiations with the Company Committee.
  • Implementation and updating of the institution’s Equality Plan, convening the Monitoring Committee and carrying out the actions set out in the plan.
  • Detecting training needs, as well as planning, preparing, implementing and evaluating the annual training plan and any other training activities.
  • Support the research/structure groups in the process of describing the position, preparing the selection process and conducting interviews.
  • Other necessary tasks related to Human Resources Departament.

About the contract:

  • Full time contract (40 hours/week), from Monday to Friday.
  • Indefinite contract for scientific-technical activities (article 23 bis of Law 14/2011, of 1 June, on Science, Technology and Innovation).
  • IFAE Professional category: Tècnic(a) de gestió, nivell 2.
  • Gross salary will be within the range of 37.000€/year and can be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • The selected candidate is expected to join IFAE as soon as possible.

Required skills:

  • Bachelor/Master Degree in Labour Sciences, Law, Psychology or similar.
  • Specific training in human resources and labour relations.
  • Minimum 2 year of experience in a similar position.
  • Ability to work in a multilingual environment (English, Catalan and Spanish).

It will be valued:

  • Experience in public research centres.
  • Knowledge of the basic applicable regulations (Science Law, labour regulations…)

Evaluation criteria:

Applications of candidates fulfilling the required skills will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Experience at research or technology centres (35 points).
  • Knowledge of the basic applicable regulations (35 points).
  • Profile matching (30 points).

Selection process:

Interested candidates must provide a letter of interest, at least one letter of reference, and an updated CV to be sent by e-mail to , with the Job Reference (IFAE2024/10_HR_MANAGER) as Subject. Sending CVs to the above address implies consent to the legal warning at the bottom of IFAE’s Home Page ( .

A Selection Committee will evaluate the applications according to the criteria established in this advertisement. The selection process may include an interview of a short list of candidates.

According to the laws affecting the public sector, priority will be given to candidates fulfilling the required skills with a current labour relationship with any of the Administrations of the consortium (Generalitat de Catalunya and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).

IFAE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and social integration of people with a disability. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. People from groups that are typically underrepresented in the labour market in general, and in Science and Engineering in particular, such as women, minorities, or people with a disability, are particularly encouraged to apply.

For further information you may contact with the Job Reference (IFAE2024/10_HR_MANAGER) as Subject.