Primary functions:

  • Writing high quality proposals to secure research and innovation funding
  • Working closely with LEITAT’s internal research groups to understand their competencies and proposing relevant topics of interest to develop fundable proposal concepts in collaboration with them.
  • Consultation about non technical aspects of proposals to research staff
  • Help in writing proposals specifically in defining innovation potential, impact, exploitation strategies with feasible business cases and implementation aspects
  • Drafting proposal budgets according to EC requirements and funding rules.
  • Maintaining effective communication with proposal consortia members.
  • To carry out promotion and networking activities mainly EU level
  • Working efficiently in a progressive and supportive way with other LEITAT’s departments and senior managers in administrative support tasks
  • Review and evaluation of proposals to ensure quality before submission to funding body

Education:

  • BSc in Environmental Science, Chemistry or biology
  • BSc in Engineering
  • MSc or PhD in Environmental Science, Environmental engineering, Chemistry, Biology
  • Candidate with background in environmental technologies (bioeconomy, waste/water technologies, biotechnology and/or circular economy) will be beneficial but it is not a must

Job requirements:

  • Knowledge of EU funding programmes (H2020) with proven experience in successful writing, submission and management of funded proposals/bids
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in sourcing relevant market data for developing and managing proposal submissions from concept to implementation with major focus on market exploitation
  • Knowledge on technology transfer and commercialization
  • Understanding of the administrative and financial rules (mainly for H2020).
  • International experience

Competencies and skills                                                                                                                                                 

  • Demonstrably high levels of accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • High motivation and discipline
  • Writing high quality proposals to secure research and innovation funding
  • Writing proposals specifically in defining innovation potential, impact, exploitation strategies with feasible business cases and implementation aspects
  • Drafting proposal budgets according to EC requirements and funding rules

Languages:

Mandatory: Advanced English level

Desirable: Spanish

Software:

High command of MS Office (Word, Excel)

What we offer:

  • Immediate start
  • Salary related to skills and background
  • Flexible working hours