Research Indicators Manager position

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' (https://www.crg.eu/en/content/careers/hr-excellence-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 ( https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/european-charter) and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code) ( https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code).

Please, check out our Recruitment Policy:
https://www.crg.eu/sites/default/files/crg/crg_recruitment_policy.pdf


The role

The assessment of research is currently transforming in alignment with CoARA principles (https://coara.eu), emphasizing the evaluation of impactful research and responsible use of quantitative indicators. As the Research Indicators Manager, you will be responsible for managing and analysing CRG's indicators, including essential metrics such as publications, funding and alumni’s achievements. Moreover, you will actively contribute to the identification of new indicators, ensuring they align with CoARA principles. This role involves monitoring and examining both established and emerging indicators for reporting purposes and supporting strategic decisions within the CRG. Close collaboration with the Strategy and Funding (SaF) department and direction bodies is integral to the position.

The successful candidate shall:

Monitor, analyse, and leverage relevant research indicators for reporting to funding bodies and to support the strategy and decision-making of the CRG.

Propose and test new metrics for research and impact assessment in line with CoARA principles.

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

Oversee that all CRG scientific publications comply with Open Access (OA) policies and institutional/funding bodies requirements.

Liaise with other research institutes and alliances such as EULIFE, SoMMa and BIST to share good practices on the management of scientific output, datasets, metrics, and Open Access, promoting CoARA-aligned approaches.


About the team

The SaF Team (https://www.crg.eu/en/content/about-us/strategy-and-funding) is dedicated to energizing the international and interdisciplinary dimension of the CRG, weaving new possibilities in projects, funding, and collaborations for the scientific community. Dedicated to fostering excellence, SaF empowers the CRG Director through a vibrant array of institutional and strategic initiatives, alongside expert scientific project management and funding strategies. Join us in helping drive the CRG forward, breaking new ground in scientific exploration and collaboration.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have
Work experience in an international research support environment
Proven expertise in digital content management, information, and knowledge management, with a preference for domain knowledge in scientific publications
Knowledge on Open Science (particularly on OA) and on new trends in research assessment
Experience in the analysis and generation of corporate and research indicators
Proficient in the management of relevant databases, such as iMarina or similar platforms

Education and training
Degree in documentation science, data science or related fields
(PhD) degree in life sciences or related fields would be valued

Languages
You are proficient in English
Spanish and/or Catalan are desirable

Technical skills
Proficiency in data analysis tools and statistical software
Strong IT skills (website content management systems, CRM databases) and ability to use digital/social media
Technical writing skills for documentation and reporting

Competences
Ability to analyse data, research trends, and generate meaningful insights
Strong attention to detail in managing and organising information and data
Aptitude for identifying and solving challenges related to research support and information management
Reliability, fast learning and adaptability to dynamic work environments
Familiarity with EU Science Policy, innovation impact agendas, and related policy areas
Willingness and ability to stay updated on emerging trends and advancements in the field

The Offer – Working Conditions

Contract duration: open-ended linked to the project
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 training section.( https://www.crg.eu/en/content/training).

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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 to Dr Natalia Dave, expressing your interest in the position and outlining your unique contributions.
A complete CV including contact details.
Contact details of two referees.


All applications must be submitted online on the CRG Career site - http://www.crg.eu/en/content/careers/job-opportunities


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 18/02/2024

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. https://recruitment.crg.eu/webforms/recruitment-contact-form-suggestionscomplaints


Ayuda ECT2020-000709, financiada por: MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033, y por la Unión Europea NextGenerationEU/PRTR.

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