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Research Administration Position in the Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:
The INSTITUT CATALÀ DE NANOCIÈNCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA, ICN2  is a non-profit research institute, created in July 2003 by the Ministry of Universities, Research and Information Society of the Catalan Government and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), who remain its patrons.
The ICN works concurrently in Scientific Research in Nanoscience, primarily via European and national collaborative projects, and in Technology Research, Nanotechnology, in areas of internal expertise and co-development with private industry. Its aim is to achieve the highest level of scientific and technological excellence in both fields, nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Job Description:
In particular, the applicant would be expected to
  1. Work closely with Dr. Lira - Cantu to prepare documentation for project preparation and submission , especially European projects . Make available specific information on calls for proposals highlighting the relevant information to enable targeted scan - reading and filtering of the irrelevant information.
  2. Manage the technical aspects of national and international projects and project meetings. This may involve travelling to the meeting locations when not held locally. The non - technical tasks will be carried out in liaison with the administrative and secretarial/clerical support teams at ICN 2 - CIN2.
  3. Manage technical reporting with special attention to deadlines, contents and checking for contractual and technical completeness and providing a draft to the head of the group , who will take the responsibility for scientific and technical contents.
  4. Established highly professional a nd regular contacts with the project scientific advisors, reviewers and project officers as well as with other relevant consortia in addition to project partners (national and European). This includ es representing Dra. Lira - Cantu in conducting business wit h the Nanotechnology Cluster of Bellaterra , whereas appropriate .
  5. Manage and up grade the contents of the group website in liaison with the secretarial/clerical staff and IT an d Communication Departments of I C N2. Liaise with project partners to manage and u pdate the project websites to comply with the policies of the funding agencies and the contractual obligations of each project.
  6. The applicant should manage budgetary functions including (i) purchasing and cost controls of the group, (ii) allocating funds and controlling spending within the policy guidelines set by CSIC and ICN 2 , (iii) managing procurements, transactions and finances in liaison with the Purchasing Department of the ICN2 .
The group is led by Dr. Monica Lira - Cantu and was installed at the C atalan In stitute of Nanoscience and Nan otechnology in February 2008 ( , ). Its areas of research are: synthesis of nanostructured materials (especially semicond uctor oxides) , the ir application in thin film photovoltaic technology (organic, dye and hybrid solar cells).

The applicant should be a PhD holder in the chemistry, physical and or engineering sciences and is expected to be fluent in English and Spanish . Considerable interest in interdisciplinary work with European and international collaborators is essential for this position .

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Date Posted: January 29, 2014