Grants and Partnership Manager

The Institute

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG is composed by an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team which is supported both by a flexible and efficient administration and by high-end and innovative technologies.

In April 2021, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the renewal of the 'HR Excellence in Research' ( Award from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute's commitment to developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers ( and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code) (

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The role

The Grants and Partnership Manager will be an integral member of the Strategy and Funding (SaF) department at the CRG. His/Her mission will be to foster the participation of the scientific and technological groups of the CRG in the European Union funding programme for research and innovation (Horizon Europe) by carrying out multiple activities within the context of the ELITE project (ref. GPE2023-001297-P). Specifically, the Officer will support the activities of the department targeted to the identification, promotion and management of a variety of opportunities and programmes for scientific and technological cooperation. In the framework of the work plan of the ELITE project, the Officer will mainly be in charge to:

- Carry out focus analysis and benchmarking of relevant funding programmes and funded projects/networks at both European level and international levels.

- Extract, exploit and curate key information and data from thematic portals, digital platforms and information management software (including AI tools), related to mapping capabilities and European or other sponsored programs.

- Undertake early scouting, analysis and internal dissemination of new sponsored programme.

- Foster connections with external collaborators, entities and stakeholders while ensuring effective liaison with faculty and research support areas to maximise potential for competitive funding and develop new partnerships.

- Facilitate the execution of the activities across the stages of design, development and assembly of new grant proposal’s preparation as well as of grant acceptance arrangements.

- Assist in organizing focus meetings, thematic sessions and networking events related to training and dissemination activities, as well as the participation in targeted sponsored programs.

- Manage relevant databases, maintain records and delivery of internal/external reports.

Overall, she/he will represent a critical hub for cooperation within the SaF department, fostering coordination of efforts with the other research management areas of the CRG, including the Communication, Technology and Business Development and Training teams.

About the department

The SaF department serves a pivotal role in advancing CRG's international and interdisciplinary competence, as well as catalysing opportunities for impactful projects, funding, and collaborations within the scientific community. SaF's dedicated mission focuses on providing strategic counsel to the Director, securing competitive funds for research endeavours, orchestrating science policy coordination, bolstering international reach, and fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations. SaF's efforts extend to cultivating global partnerships, bridging the CRG community with funding entities, identifying pertinent funding prospects, and delivering comprehensive support for proposal development and submission. Through strategic guidance, resource mobilization, and collaborative initiatives, the SaF team exemplifies commitment to excellence, innovation, and international cooperation.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Proven experience in an international research support environment.

Previous experience in project management and management of collaborations and networks.

Proven knowledge of EU funding programs, focusing on research and innovation.

Extensive experience fostering collaborations, particularly in scientific and tech sectors.

Education and training

You hold a university degree. An advanced degree (i.e., MsC, PhD) in Life Sciences or related fields may be an advantage.


You are proficient in English.

Spanish and/or Catalan are desirable.

Technical skills

Experience in extracting and curating key information from various platforms.

Excellent verbal and written communication for effective liaison.

Ability in facilitating the project management aspects of grant proposals and projects, including collecting and organize input, preparing summaries, developing a timeline of tasks, providing templates and edits to working documents.

Skilled in utilizing project management tools to streamline and coordinate activities.

Advanced user of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and other relevant tools for effective document creation and data analysis.


Strategic Thinking: Aligning activities with organizational goals, especially within the SaF department.

Collaboration & Networking: Serving as a central hub, fostering coordination with other research areas at CRG Building and maintaining key relationships, internally and externally.

Proactive Scouting: Early analysis and dissemination of new sponsored programs.

Flexibility: Adaptable in dynamic environments, managing multiple tasks effectively.

Problem-Solving: Effectively addressing challenges and seizing opportunities in the research and innovation funding landscape

The Offer – Working Conditions

Contract duration: 2 years

Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.

Target start date: as soon as possible

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities. To check out our training and development portfolio, please visit our website in the

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities. To check out our training and development portfolio, please visit our website in the training section.(

The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family life of its employees and are offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

A motivation letter addressed to Dr. Natalia Dave highlighting your proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships within internal teams and with external stakeholders, particularly in scientific and technological context

A complete CV including contact details.

Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be submitted online on the CRG Career site -

Selection Process

Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications and expertise reflected on the candidates CVS. It will be merit-based.
Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by the Hiring Manager of the position and a selection panel if required.
Offer Letter: Once the successful candidate is identified the People department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, working conditions, among other important details.

Deadline: Please submit your application by 23/02/024

Suggestions: The CRG believes in ongoing improvement and promotes a culture of feedback. This is one of the reasons we have in place, at your disposal as a candidate, a mechanism to gather your suggestions/complaints concerning your candidate experience in our recruitment processes. Your feedback really matters to us in our aim at creating a positive candidate journey. You can make a difference and help us improve by letting us know your suggestions through the following form.

“Contrato parte de la actuación GPE2023-001297-P, financiado por MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033”