Organisation data: BCN Unit
Job Number: BCN00071
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Senior Administrative Officer (gr. 6-8)
Advertised Grade-Grading: Commensurate according to experience
Contract Duration-Length of Time (years/months): 5 years
Closing date: 6 June 2022
The 21st century has seen a revolution in biotechnology. We can sequence whole genomes cheaply and fast, image the dynamics of gene activity from microscopic bacteria up to the whole human body, and precisely modify the DNA of almost any organism. This is creating vast quantities of molecular data, and giving us the tantalising hope of being able to control, repair and engineer living systems.
However, these impressive technical advances have not yet translated into an ability to accurately control, or even to accurately predict, the behaviour of most real living systems. Biology is complex, and a remaining revolution is still ahead of us: to make biology predictable and controllable - from the design of new proteins and the repair of human organs, up to the prediction of whole ecosystems. Data-generation is no longer the primary concern - technologies for quantitative data generation continue to improve at break-neck speed, both in quality and quantity. The deeper concern now is a lack of theoretical and computational tools to understand and predict complex biology - across all relevant scales.
The Barcelona Collaboratorium for Modelling and Predictive Biology will create a new paradigm for interaction - promoting researchers to collaborate, share ideas and synergize across disciplines.
As a Collaboratorium Project Manager, you will lead the operational implementation of a new and ambitious project: the Barcelona Collaboratorium for Modelling and Predictive Biology, which aims to create a hub for theoretic research in Europe.
The Collaboratorium activities will be located in the Pasqual Maragall Foundation building, in Barcelona (Spain).
You will be employed by EMBL and report to the Head of EMBL Barcelona and Head of Administration EMBL Barcelona, and functionally to the Collaboratorium Strategic Board.
The most relevant tasks are listed here, however, due to the nature of a starting project, the tasks may be altered occasionally in line with the evolution of the Project. The tasks for this position will be carried out in coordination with the relevant departments at EMBL and CRG.
EMBL is curiosity-driven, community-oriented and international. As an inclusive, equal opportunity employer, EMBL offers attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family-friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family. In addition, a relaxed culture and ongoing professional development all make EMBL a great place to work.
Our mission has us exploring life at all levels, and creating new ways to look at the world. Our reputation is built on scientific excellence and collaboration, and the projects we take on require all kinds of people and working styles, from big-picture creatives to patient detail-seekers.
We are Europe's flagship research laboratory for the life sciences - an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with appr. 2000 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.