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Project Officer at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) 

The BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change is a Research Centre based in Bilbao which aims to contribute to long term research on the causes and consequences of climate change in order to foster the creation of knowledge in this multidisciplinary science. This center is part of the network of BERCs - Basque Excellence Research Centers supported by the Basque Government.

BC3 seeks to be a world-class climate change research center aimed at informing decision-making at the Basque, Spanish, and International level by integrating natural and social sciences to address the socio-economic implications of global climate change.

This synergy is realized through our research on low carbon transitions, natural environment and ecosystem services, health, economics and climate policy.

The candidate will work closely with the Operations Manager and the Scientific Director and will assist researchers in preparing new projects including, identifying potential sources of funding and negotiating deals with sponsoring institutions (private or public).  The candidate will manage and monitor all the local, national and international projects or research contract/agreement ensuring the project fulfillment and will administer any research/training or dissemination proposal.

Functions of the Project Officer:

  • Management and coordination of local, national and international projects, contracts and/or partnerships.
  • Support in the recruitment of research sponsors and new partners.
  • Potential sources of funding identification and proposal elaboration.
  • Administration (Personnel allocation, Trips/Dissemination activities/ research resources needs allocation) and monitoring of local, national and international projects.
  • Proposals/projects/subsidies control through BC3’s ERP.
  • Monthly Project Report elaboration for Operation Manager (financial and activity reports).
  • Proposal Monitoring and Report for Operation Manager.

Experience/skills required:

  • Bachelor or Engineering degree(obligatory).
  • MSc or PhD (desirable).
  • Solid financial planning and budgeting skills.
  • Experience in Research Programmes at Research Centres.
  • Project Management and Coordination.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Relationship Management skills.
  • Resource planning skills.
  • Fluent English/Spanish/Basque.

Applications: Applicants are invited to submit their CV, and a motivation letter to hr@bc3research.org with “Project Officer” in the subject line.

Closing date:  12th of March 2015. 

Number of available positions: 2

Envisaged starting date: One of the positions should be covered by 7th of April 2015. For the second position at the earliest convenience of the applicant.

Data Protection: BC3 informs you that all the personal data you send to hr@bc3research.org will be registered in the database/file "CANDIDATOSWEB". This file is owned and is managed by the direction of Campo & Ochandiano, with the purpose of managing this selection process. This data could be transferred as part of the selection process. The file is duly notified to the Spanish Agency of Data Protection and is under the required security measures to guarantee data confidentiality.  
In compliance with current legislation on protection of personal data LOPD, you may exercise your rights to access, change, cancel and object, by writing a letter with a copy of your identity card to “CAMPO Y OCHANDIANO, S.L.  Atn. Responsable de Ficheros, C/ Ercilla, nº 18 – 1º Dcha., 48009 – Bilbao”.

 


SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR (CLOSED CALL)

The BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change is a Research Centre based in Bilbao which aims to contribute to long term research on the causes and consequences of climate change in order to foster the creation of knowledge in this multidisciplinary science. This center is part of the network of BERCs - Basque Excellence Research Centers supported by the Basque Government.

BC3 seeks to be a world-class climate change research center aimed at informing decision-making at the Basque, Spanish, and International level by integrating natural and social sciences to address the socio-economic implications of global climate change.

This synergy is realized through our research on low carbon transitions, natural environment and ecosystem services, health, economics and climate policy.

Following the successful completion of its launching phase, BC3 is now looking for a new Scientific Director with excellent scientific quality paired with proven human resources leadership that will lead the consolidation of the center for the future years. Applicants will have a background in either physical or the social sciences but with a strong commitment to the study of climate change.

The Scientific Director should be a person with a proven track record in the area of climate change and at least 15 years research experience after the completion of the PhD. He/ She should also have experience in managing a research institution and have international reputation in the field. The candidates may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted projects, awards, prizes etc.

The position will carry competitive salary and excellent conditions of work. The envisaged starting date of the position will be summer 2015.

Only researchers with a solid research track, senior level and international research experience will be considered.

Position Requirements:

Recognized scientific excellence in the field of climate change:

  • The Scientific Director should be a person with a proven track record in the area of climate change and at least 15 years research experience after the completion of the PhD.
  • Leadership in human resources in science – at least 5 years track record in managing science and research teams on various levels and skills and experience in supporting and nurturing new scientists.
  • Demonstrated experience and a long-term successful track record in obtaining research funding and managing and directing scientific research programs, including a commitment to scientific excellence and accompanying energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to facilitate and foster research efforts at the forefront of science.
  • Strong sense of responsibility, initiative and self-motivation along with an ambition to develop the research center to a world-class standard.
  • Proven capacity to take decisions, both at strategic and operational level.
  • Language: English proficiency.

More details about the position and the recruiting process: 

pdf Executive Brief


 

 



 
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