Scientific Project Manager - Advanced Electron Nanoscopy (GAeN) Group


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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 behavior of matter at the nanoscale. ICN2 has been awarded with the Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence distinction for two consecutive periods (2014-2018 and 2018-2022). ICN2 comprises 19 Research Groups, 7 Technical Development and Support Units and Facilities, and 2 Research Platforms, covering different areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Job Title: Scientific Project Manager

Research area or group: Advanced Electron Nanoscopy (GAeN) Group

Description of Group/Project:

Led by ICREA Research Prof. Jordi Arbiol , the aim of this group is to apply advanced electron microscopy tools and related spectroscopies (EELS, EDX and CL) to the understanding of the nanoworld down to the atomic scale. 

The group is looking for a Scientific Project Manager to manage the project  "Advanced Strategies for Development of Sustainable Semiconductors for Scalable Solar Cell Applications (SOLARUP)" GA10104629 Funded by the European Commission.

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support the Principal Investigator in monitoring the progress of the project, detect any potential risk and apply, when necessary, the appropriate mitigation measures.
  • Ensure and keep an effective communication with the project officer of the European Commission as well as with and among partners.
  • Support the Principal Investigator and/or other staff members with regards to the financial, technical and scientific follow-up of the project.
  • Organise consortium meetings and other dissemination activities.
  • Coordinate deliverables, support the preparation of the technical and financial reports, audits and reviews.
  • Financial control (eligibility and availability) of expenses (personnel, consumables, equipment and other direct costs) charged to the project and administrative follow-up of the project (changes in the duration/ budget etc.).
  • Keep the archive of supporting documents related to the project up to date.
  • Ensure the fulfilment of all legal and financial requirements of the project.


  • Education
  • Degree in Science or Science Engineering (Chemistry, Physics or similar).
  • Knowledge and Professional Experience:
  • Bilingual Catalan and Spanish. Advanced level of English.
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Excel.
  • 2 years of previous experience in a similar role.
  • This position requires a person with high expertise in European competitive funds, especially with regards to management and reporting processes, with a great ability to work as part of a team and very meticulous with the archive of documentation.
  • Competences
  • Team worker, multi-tasking, work under deadlines.


Summary of conditions:

  • Full time work (37,5h/week)
  • Contract Length:  Temporary (4 years, until end of project)
  • Location: Bellaterra (Barcelona)
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: October 2022

How to apply:

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

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A full CV including contact details.
  3. 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.

Applications will be continuously reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

Deadline for applications: 29th July

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.

Process in the Interviews phase

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