Competitive Funding Officer - Severo Ochoa

Updated: 2 months ago

The mission of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) is to achieve the highest level of scientific and technological excellence in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behaviour of matter at the nanoscale. ICN2 has been awarded with the Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence distinction for three consecutive periods (2014-2018 and 2018-2022 and 2023-2026). ICN2 comprises 20 Research Groups, 7 Technical Development and Support Units and Facilities, and 2 Research Platforms, covering different areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Job Title: Competitive Funding Officer

Research area or group: Competitive Funding

Description of Group/Project: The Competitive Funding Department is devoted to support the researchers in managing competitive funds for research in compliance with the terms, conditions and requirements of the funding agencies throughout all the life of each funded project and in an individual way. This includes to provide comprehensive support in the preparation and submission of proposals and in grant acceptance, to fulfil administrative and reporting requirements of the funding agencies for active grants and to manage their budgets.

Este contrato forma parte del proyecto CEX2021-001214-S financiado por MCIN/AEI / 10.13039/501100011033

Main Tasks and responsibilities: We are looking for a Project manager to coordinate the Severo Ocho Programme 2023-26 at ICN2. The main tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Give administrative support to the Group Leaders responsible of internal calls within SO program.
  • Follow up of the project including fellowships calls published at official webpages: proposal guidance, acceptance procedures and financial reporting.
  • Financial control (eligibility and availability) of expenses (personnel, consumables, equipment and other direct costs) charge to the SO and all the administrative follow-up of the project (control of changes, communication with administration bodies, etc).
  • Control and elaboration of SO financial reports.
  • Meet the requirements of internal and external audits.
  • Interface with other departments (Strategy, Business and Innovation), researchers and external parties when required.
  • Participate in Severo Ochoa meetings and initiatives.
  • Keep track and archive all supporting documents related to the Severo Ochoa program.


  • Education: Degree in Science or Science Engineering (Chemistry, Physics or similar) or Degree in Finance (or similar).
  • Knowledge:

Bilingual Catalan and Spanish. Advanced level of English.

Experience working with SAP BO will be a plus.

Advanced level of excel.

At least 2 years of experience working in a Research public entity.

Previous experience in managing I+D+i projects.

Previous experience in a similar role, managing Severo Ochoa program will be a plus.

This position requires a person with high expertise in National and Regional competitive funds, both in the proposal preparation phase and in the management and reporting of granted projects.

Previous experience with Ministry and LaCaixa funding platforms.

Experience managing and coordinating big institutional projects.

European grants management knowledge will be a plus.

Great ability to work as a part of a team and very meticulous with the archive of documentation.

A high multi-task capacity, high control under stress and high capacity to work under deadlines is also required.

Team worker, multi-tasking.

Summary of conditions:

  • Full time work (37,5h/week)
  • Contract Length: Permanent
  • Location: Bellaterra (Barcelona)
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: As soon as possible.

How to apply:

All applications must be made via the ICN2 website and include the following:

  • A cover letter.
  • A full CV including contact details.
  • 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.
  • Applications will be reviewed continuously.

    Equal opportunities:

    ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.

    ICN2 is following the procedure for contract of people with disabilities according with article 59 of the Royal Decree 1/2015, of 30 of October.

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