Strategic Projects Coordinator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 28 May 2024

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 theCode of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code). 

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The role  

The Strategic Projects Coordinator will be instrumental in orchestrating the strategy and execution of high-impact scientific projects, managing and mentoring a dedicated team of Scientific Project Managers, and fostering robust international collaborations. Through strategic insight and effective project oversight, this role will contribute to the CRG's commitment to world-class research in the life sciences. The Coordinator will be expected to ensure seamless workflow within the Strategy and Funding (SaF) department and to lead the scouting and development of new collaborative research initiatives. 

This role is ideal for a senior professional with a strong background in life sciences and proven experience in leading diverse research projects and teams to success.

The successful candidate shall:

  • Oversee the management and progress of strategic projects within the SaF department. 

  • Supervise and mentor a team of Scientific Project Managers, ensuring professional development and project alignment with the relevant research goals. 

  • Identify and develop collaborative research proposals and coordinate submission and follow-up of funding applications. 

  • Actively participate in and manage the optimization of workflows within the SaF team and across other CRG departments, fostering efficient interdepartmental collaboration and process improvement. 

  • Engage in strategic planning with the Head of SaF to align departmental initiatives with CRG's overarching research strategy. 

  • Represent the CRG in scientific consortia, enhancing the institute's network and collaborative opportunities.

  • Ensure the team's compliance with European and international project management standards and guidelines.

  • Actively contribute to CRG's scientific community by participating in seminars, workshops, and other events.

About the department  

The SaF Department ( ) focuses on strengthening the international and interdisciplinary dimension of the CRG and create new opportunities in projects, funding and collaborations for the scientific community. The SaF team is committed to fostering excellence at the CRG and supporting the CRG director through diverse institutional and strategic initiatives, and scientific project management. 

Whom would we like to hire?  

Professional experience  

Must Have

  • You have 5+ years of experience in leading scientific projects within the life sciences domain

  • You have a successful track record in managing European collaborative projects (FP7, H2020, Horizon Europe)

  • You have demonstrated experience in team management, preferably with a focus on Scientific Project Managers

  • You are fluent in English

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

  • Experience in interdepartmental collaboration to foster research and funding opportunities 

  • Familiarity with the CRG and its operational structure

Education and training

  • You hold a Ph.D. in Life Sciences or a related field 


  • You are proficient in English.

  • Catalan and/or Spanish languages are an asset 

Technical skills

  • You have advanced MS Office skill


  • Highly developed organizational skills 

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills 

  • Strategic thinking and proactive problem-solving abilities

The Offer – Working Conditions 

  • Contract duration: Permanent

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

  • Target start date: April 1st 2024

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 .

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

The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family lifeof 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. 

  • A complete CV including contact details. 

  • Contact details of two referees.

  • All applications must be submitted online through the "Apply" button below

    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 May 28, 2024

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