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Call for Position: DTIC-Laboral-2023-01 - Project Manager for Unit of Excellence "Maria de Maeztu"

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - ETIC The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
10 Jan 2023

Job Information

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - ETIC
Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions
Research Field
Technology » Information technology
Technology » Communication technology
Researcher Profile
Established Researcher (R3)
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Job Status
Hours Per Week
Offer Starting Date
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

This Project Manager will have the mission of coordinating the operational, administrative, and managerial activities of the “Maria de Maeztu” Unit of Excellent within the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). This will also require interacting with other departments and units within UPF, as well as with the newly launched Planetary Wellbeing initiative.

Technical skills and Key duties:

  • Support the Scientific Director in the management and implementation of the unit’s strategic research programme, and in the timely reporting and delivery of all project commitments to the funding agency within the government of Spain. 
  • Carry out administration and management tasks involving communication between the different research areas within the unit, as well as communication with other departments and units within UPF, and with the Planetary Wellbeing initiative.
  • Track all of the project-related costs together with UPF: distribution and transfer of funding, keeping records on spending and preparing financial reports for the funding agency and potential auditors.
  • Support the organization of events associated with the unit’s strategic research programme, including research seminars.
  • Schedule meetings, prepare agendas, circulate materials for the meetings and prepare their minutes. 
  • Engage in communication and promotion tasks related to the unit’s activities within the confines of the strategic research programme. This includes the management of online channels.
  • Support the unit’s members in their day-to-day communication, management and research activities.

This contract is funded by the project: Unidades de Excelencia María de Maeztu - Departamento de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones,  AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica, Técnica y de Innovación 2021-2023 (MDM-CEX2021-001195-M - DTIC)


Research Field
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • A degree in engineering. 
  • Knowledge of the English language: level B2-MCER, through an official certificate. 
  • Knowledge of the Catalan language: level C-MCER, through an official certificate. 
  • Demonstrable experience (ten years minimum) in research management, including European and Spanish programmes, and not restricted only to engineering/technology. 
  • Availability to travel. 
  • Familiarity with open science, gender perspective in research, and the interaction between ethics and technology.
  • Demonstrable experience organizing events and communicating with diverse audiences, technical and non-technical.
  • Demonstrable experience dealing with industry, policy makers, and innovation ecosystems.
  • A modicum of teaching experience and familiarity with educational environments.

Additional Information

Eligibility criteria

Selection criteria:

The selection of the candidates will be made through evaluation of the curriculum and, where appropriate, with the carrying out a test and/or interview.

  1. Academic Training (0-20 punts/points).
  2. Professional experience and Adequacy to the proposed profile ( 0-60 punts/ points)  Experience managing a “Maria de Maeztu” or “Severo Ochoa” unit will be highly regarded.
  3. Altres mèrits/ Other merits (0-20 punts/ points)

Experience and knowledge to be valued:

Given the need to get off the ground immediately, priority will be given to candidates having already managed a “Maria de Maeztu” or “Severo Ochoa” unit, and to candidates having experience with projects involving UPF as partner or coordinator.

Additional comments

For more information about the call, how to apply, the list of those admitted and excluded, as well as the hiring proposal, check the website:

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Universitat Pompeu Fabra - ETIC
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Roc Boronat 138


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