Manager “En Prácticas” for the Research Office

Fin del plazo de presentación de solicitudes: 
Jueves, Marzo 15, 2018

The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) is a public research institute dedicated to excellence in cardiovascular research and to translating new knowledge into real improvements in clinical practice. This modern building is equipped with the latest scientific equipment, including state-of-the-art imaging technologies, and a comprehensive research-support infrastructure.

The Research Office 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, etc. The Research Office 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.


  • Budget management and expenses control of the assigned scientific groups
  • Support for grant preparation and management of the assigned scientific groups
  • Support in the preparation of reports
  • Support in the organization of conferences, workshops and seminars
  • Support in the general organization and development of the assigned scientific groups


Mandatory requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Biomedical Science. It is mandatory that the applicant has obtained the Master’s / Doctorate degree after 2013, because we offer a “Contrato en Prácticas”


The criteria for evaluation:

  • Scientific training and experience in Biomedical Sciences.
  • Knowledge in project management, with knowledge of at least Spanish Grants Calls (MINECO and ISCIII) and H2020.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Very good command of spoken and written English and Spanish
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong Working knowledge of MS Office
  • The ability to work as part of a team, with precision and rigor, and with the capacity to take on multidisciplinary tasks.


The CNIC offers:

  • 2 years “Contrato en practicas”
  • Incorporation into a consolidated Research Center of international scientific relevance, within the public sector and managed by a Foundation.
  • Integration into a young team in an excellent scientific environment.
  • Access to a modern infrastructure and advanced technologies.
  • Significant possibilities for personal development.
  • A competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Facilities for specific training in novel aspects related with the offered job.
  • Immediate incorporation.

SELECTION PLAN: At least the best candidates with the highest score (if greater than 70 points) will be interviewed. The candidate with the highest score will be hired if total score is greater than 90 points.

The CNIC is a center that advocates equal job opportunities for men and women, foreign and national, and promote 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.

Criterios de puntuación: 
C1 - • C1. National and international work knowledge in Biomedical Sciences - 15%
C2 - • C2. Management knowledge and expertise in national and international grant schemes - 25%
C3 - • C3. English and Spanish - 15%
C4 - • C4. Knowledge in communication and event organization - 15%
C5 - • C5. Knowledge of MS Office - 10%
C6 - • C6. Entrevista – 20% (Only the candidates with more that 70 points in the total of the previous categories will be selected for interview (C1 – C5).) - 20%

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