Research Grants Manager (Life Sciences)

Context And Mission

We are looking for a candidate to prepare and manage research projects within BSC’s Project Management Office (PMO), focusing on the pre-award phase of projects of the centre’s Life Sciences Department. The chosen candidate will report to the Senior Project Manager assigned to BSC's Life Sciences Department.

Key Duties

- Detect, communicate and explore funding opportunities for assigned research groups, and agree and maintain a call calendar with the group leaders in order to ensure proper planning of proposals
- Proposal Management. Take the lead on the definition and writing of the management section of project proposals where relevant, and coordinate contributions from other partners regarding use of resources, budget, project governance etc. Contribute to other sections of the proposal where needed, including the impact section. Ensure that administrative requirements of proposals are met (eligibility etc.)
- Contract Management. Take the lead in negotiating, supervise the drafting and signing process of contracts (consortium agreements, NDAs, grant agreements, contracts with companies etc.) ensuring that the interests of the BSC and its researchers are protected. Interface with BSC legal services, BSC researchers and external parties
- Although not initially foreseen, the job may develop to include Project Coordination. Carefully plan the use of resources and monitor the progress of work, anticipate possible problems and maintain excellent communication with the Principal Investigator and with the Project Officer or equivalent from funding agencies. Keep track of budgets and effort spent. Organize and participate in consortium meetings, teleconferences, reviews and other events. Prepare and submit high quality periodic reports on time (collect and review consortium information). Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and help to resolve possible disputes between partners
- Others. Collaborate to improve the operation of the PMO by sharing best practice. Take responsibility for specific BSC research groups and establish a good relationship with the group leaders and other researchers in the group to help them achieve their aims