Project Manager, Technologies (ref. CF/24/05)

IRB Barcelona is seeking a candidate to support the activities of the institute´s Core Facilities and Services (CF&S) portfolio. Specifically, this position will support the development and implementation of key strategic initiatives, working alongside the Director of Technology Strategy and Core Facilities, who leads IRB Barcelona´s strategic scientific technology agenda and oversees its Core Facilities (CFs) and scientific services.

The project manager, Technologies will be responsible for coordinating and supporting a variety of technologies-related projects and activities, contributing to the coordination of the CF&S portfolio, and carrying out important operational duties.


Assist with the development of project briefs and plans for key strategic initiatives, collating information and liaising with key stakeholders; and the management of timelines and deliverables, ensuring the correct and smooth progression of projects and initiatives.
Assist with the development and implementation of new policies, processes and procedures within the portfolio.
Coordinate the annual review of user fees and budget forecasting, working alongside the Director Tech Strategy and CFs, CF managers and the Finance department.
Assist the Director Tech Strategy and CFs with the implementation of a continuous improvement model for CFs.
Assist with the development and implementation of training and professional development activities.
Assist with the identification of funding opportunities (competitive and non-competitive) and preparation of proposals to ensure the sustainability of the portfolio.
Create and administrate CFs and scientific services-related equipment and software databases.
Coordinate Core Facilities team meetings and activities.
Coordinate user satisfaction annual surveys for CFs and scientific services (data collection, analysis, preparation of final reports and action plans).
Working alongside the Fundraising and Communications team, coordinate the creation, preparation, and maintenance of content for the technologies portfolio webpage and the development of tailored content for social media pages to maximise sector presence, reach and impact of CFs.


Must Have – Required:

Experience: At least 2 years of relevant work experience in managing research or institutional projects.
Knowledge: MSc or PhD in life sciences-related field.
Full command of English and Spanish.

Strong project management skills with the ability to plan and manage projects with multiple stakeholders.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with both scientific and non-scientific individuals.
Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
Meticulous, detail-oriented, structured.
Proactive attitude, dynamism, and self-learning skills.
Service-minded and team player.


Good command of Microsoft Office tools, project management softwares (e.g. Trello, Slack, Monday) and management of databases.
Experience with management of social media and/or web content.
Experience with public-funded research institutions or other non-profit organisations.
Previous experience working within core facilities/research infrastructures.
Fluency in Catalan.


Working conditions: Permanent contract linked to the CF Unit. Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leave and injuries at work.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious, diverse and inclusive international research institution and to become a member of our core facilities & services portfolio team.
Benefits: Continuous training in a high-quality environment with unique professional career opportunities.