Nov 20, 2023

CNAG – The Institute

The Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG) is one of the largest Genome Sequencing Centers in Europe.

The CNAG Consortium aims to carry out large-scale projects in DNA/RNA analysis for the improvement of quality of life in collaboration with the Spanish, European and International Research Community. CNAG researchers participate in major International Genome Initiatives such as the Human Cell Atlas (HCA), the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC), the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC), the European Reference Genome Atlas (ERGA) and the European Infrastructure for life-science information (ELIXIR), as well as in several EU-funded projects.

CNAG occupies approximately 1,400 square meters of laboratory and office space and operates 4 Illumina instruments (3 NovaSeq6000 and 1 MiSeq) and 2 large Oxford Nanopore Technologies sequencers (1 PromethION 24 and 1 GridION Mk1) that produce more than 7 Tbases of sequencing data per day. The sequencing operation is supported by an extensive informatics infrastructure: 15 petabyte of data storage, 10.000 computing cores and an internal 56 Gb/s network. The operation is certified ISO 9001 and accredited ISO 17025 and serves to deliver standardized, high-quality data for research and clinics. CNAG has highly developed single-cell operation equipped with a 10x Chromium X, 10x Chromium Connect, MissionBio Tapetri for individual cell analyses and for tissue analysis a Nanostring CosMx, 10x Visium and Stereo-seq.

The CNAG has more than 100 professionals, structured in different units such Bioinformatics, Sequencing, Single-cell, Research and Corporate Management.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the successful candidate will be responsible for activities related to the CNAG’s scientific community, searching and providing information on funding opportunities and open calls from public and private funders, supporting the preparation of grant proposals from an administrative and technical perspective, managing the contractual agreements related to grants, and funded managing projects.

This role partners with a Post-Award Grants Officer, who focuses on the management of funds received, monitoring spending and compliance to terms and conditions and post-award close and financial reporting. As an experienced member of the team, this role is expected to work independently and have the skills and experience to make decisions independent of direct oversight in light with the guiding principles of the department, and the law.

The main responsibilities for the position are:

- Identifying suitable funding sources and opportunities for internal dissemination to the scientific community.

- Research and analyse grant guidelines, eligibility criteria, and funding priorities to determine alignment with the organization's projects and initiatives.

- Review and analyse budget proposals to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with grantor guidelines.

- Providing support during the application process: requirements, proposals and negotiating agreements.

- Leading the acceptance process, in liaison with the relevant departments involved in the administrative, financial and legal internal review of grants and hand-over for their subsequent management.

- Assist in post-award activities, as needed, to facilitate smooth project implementation. Collaborating with the Post-Award Grants Officer and other relevant staff to transition awarded grants to the appropriate departments.

- Draw up and maintain internal document databases related to grant applications.

- To coordinate the ethical and science policies, collaborations and institutional initiatives.

Whom would we like to hire?

• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar position.
• Advanced knowledge of the research competitive funding environment.
• You have proven experience in managing grant applications.
• You hold a university degree.
• Highly organized, reliable person and interpersonal skills.
• Fluent in English. (Minimum B2-C1 Level)
• Advanced user of MS Office.

Desirable but not required:

• Previous experience in a public institution.
• Specific experience in preparing and assembling collaborative proposals to public and private funders and in a national/international scope.

The Offer

• Contract duration: Indefinite Permanent
• Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
• Target start date: December 2023

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities.

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

We are committed to reconcile a work and family life for our employees and are offering the opportunity to benefit from annual leave and flexible working hours.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

• A complete CV including contact details.
• Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Robert Uribe & Mireya Fernández – /

Deadline: Please submit your application by 20/11/2023

Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at CNAG on 21/11/2023

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