Grants Specialist

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 04 Apr 2021

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 November 2013, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received 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 the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).

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The role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Grants Specialist to join the team of the Grants Office.

Reporting to the Head of Grants Office, the Grants Specialist proactively assists the CRG community in securing competitive funds for research and other activities related to the institute’s strategic goals, following CRG internal policies and terms and conditions of the funding bodies.

This position is focused on the pre-award management of research grant proposals, and to provide support for other related tasks as the need arises, working in liaison with the other administrative departments (i.e. Human Resources, Legal, International and Scientific Affairs, Finance).

The main responsibilities include:

  • Identifying suitable funding sources and opportunities for internal dissemination to the CRG community, whilst providing proactive and tailored advice in securing competitive funding for their R&D&I activities.
  • Providing professional guidance and support in preparing applications for fellowships and research projects to competitive calls of relevant funders at national and international level.
  • Coordinating the acceptance process, including the administrative, financial and legal internal review in liaison with the relevant departments and the hand-over of grants for their subsequent management.

Occasional travelling may be required locally and abroad.

About the team

The mission of the Grants Office is to proactively support the CRG community in securing competitive funds for research and institute-related activities, as well as to manage the principal investigators’ core and external funding, with an individualized professional support throughout the project life cycle.

The services offered by the Grants Office are:

  • To act as a liaison between the CRG community on the one side and the funding agencies or sponsors/donors on the other side
  • To identify and effectively disseminate the most suitable funding opportunities for the CRG community
  • 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 or sponsors/donors for active grants
  • To manage budgets and control competitive and external funds in compliance with the applicable regulations and CRG policies.

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