Coordinator for the Research Office

Estado: 
Evaluación
Fin del plazo de presentación de solicitudes: 
Jueves, Noviembre 18, 2021

The CNIC has been conceived to develop research of excellence, competitive and of international relevance in relation to cardiovascular diseases, and has been recognized as a Severo Ochoa center of Excellence since 2015. The CNIC is located in Madrid and has 24,000 m2, with more than 6,000 m2 for laboratories equipped with a state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment.

The CNIC is searching for a Coordinator for the Research Office (RO), which supports CNIC’s Research Groups and Technical Units in a wide variety of processes, from grant and fellowship application, justification, budget monitoring, personnel recruitment, laboratory organization, basic laboratory techniques, laboratory equipment evaluation, and administrative tasks, and in the organization of scientific activities, among others. The RO is a hinge structure composed by scientific managers, logistics technicians and research assistants, aimed as a communication channel between the researchers and the general administrative structures of CNIC. The Coordinator of the RO reports to the scientific direction of the center.

Functions:

  • Coordination of the RO, a multidisciplinary group of approximately 20 professionals including managers, administrative assistants, logistics technicians and other highly qualified staff who offer support to the research groups.
  • Budget management and expenses control of the RO and of the assigned research groups.
  • Support in preparation and management of the center´s key grant applications.
  • Support in the preparation of reports and public tenders.
  • Support in the selection processes of personnel to be incorporated into both RO and assigned research groups.
  • Support in the general organization and development of both RO and assigned research groups.
  • Provide direct support to allocated research groups.
  • Prepare global strategies of the RO with the guidance of the scientific direction.

Essential requirements:

  • Masters / PhD degree in Life Sciences or Management.
  • At least 10 years of management experience in the field of public and/or private funding for R&D activities, preferably in the health sector.
  • At least one year of previous experience in coordinating a Research Office in a public or private center.

Valuable requirements:

  • Management knowledge and expertise in international & national grant schemes (ERCs, ERANETs, ITNs, H2020 Coordinated multi-partner projects, SAF/BFU, FIS, CIBER, BBVA, Fundació la MARATÓ, Fundació la Caixa, etc.) (it will be valued according to the number of training courses and/or working experience valued according to the number of years or fraction).
  • Experience in budgeting and selection of personnel (it will be valued according to the number of training courses and/or working experience valued according to the number of years or fraction).
  • Experience in the redaction of scientific documents and public tenders (it will be valued according to the number of training courses and/or working experience valued according to the number of years or fraction).
  • Interview.

We offer:

  • Incorporation into a consolidated Research Center of international scientific relevance.
  • Integration into a young team in an excellent scientific environment.
  • Access to a modern infrastructure and advanced technologies.
  • A competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Facilities for specific training in novel aspects related with the offered job.
  • Immediate incorporation.
  • Permanent contract as long as the selected participant meets the legal requirements for the formalization of the contract in accordance with law.

Selection plan:

At least 3 candidates with the highest score (as long as they reach the minimum of 65 points as a sum of evaluation criteria C1-C3) will be interviewed. The candidate with the highest score will be hired given the total score (C1-C4) is higher than 80 points.

 

The CNIC is a center that advocates equal job opportunities for men and women, foreign and national, and promotes nondiscrimination by reason of age, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political orientation or social or economic conditions. The CNIC ensures the utmost rigor in the application of the principles of equality, merit and ability in public employment and current rules on data protection.

Evaluation criteria

C1 - Management knowledge and expertise in international & national grant schemes (ERCs, ERANETs, ITNs, H2020 Coordinated multi-partner projects, SAF/BFU, FIS, REDES, CIBER, BBVA, Fundació la MARATÓ, Fundació la Caixa, etc.) (it will be valued according to the number of training courses and/or working experience valued according to the number of years or fraction) - 30%

C2 - Experience in budgeting and selection of personnel (it will be valued according to the number of training courses and/or working experience valued according to the number of years or fraction). - 25%

C3 - Experience in the redaction of scientific documents and public tenders (it will be valued according to the number of training courses and/or working experience valued according to the number of years or fraction) - 25%

C4 – Interview - 20%

Criterios de puntuación: 
C1 - Management knowledge and expertise in international & national grant schemes - 30%
C2 - Experience in budgeting and selection of personnel - 25%
C3 - Experience in the redaction of scientific documents and public tenders - 25%
C4 - Interview - 20%

"En caso de ausencia de alguno de los evaluadores se nombrará un evaluador alternativo de la misma área"