Job Offer: Project Manager

Fri, 05/03/2024 - 13:26
Oferta de empleo
Edificio centro CIMCYC

As a first step to implement the strategic plan linked to the "Maria de Maeztu" Seal of Excellence award, CIMCYC is recruiting a project manager.



  • Position: Project Manager, “Maria de Maeztu” Unit of Excellence
  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Type of contract/Duration: Until 31st of August, 2028 (with extension depending on funding availability)
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Expected starting date: September 2024


Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center

The Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC, of the University of Granada in Spain brings together world-class research in several key areas of Psychology and Neuroscience with the mission to produce excellent international science, train excellent professionals and go to great lengths to impact society and make the world a better place for its citizens. CIMCYC researchers study the human mind and brain, its individual variability, development and disease, its interrelation with the surrounding social environment and multitude of applications of this knowledge. Our greatest fortitude lies in the unique and privileged combination of state-of-the-art infrastructures at the service of these core multidisciplinary psychological research topics, with outstanding researchers that teach at excellent international postgraduate training programs and also organize and participate in a myriad of community insertion activities that make our research matter to society.

Recognizing the international leadership and capabilities of CIMCYC, the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities has recognized the center as a "María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence" (initial administrative decision 21/03/2024).

Personnel selection at CIMCYC follows Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment (OTM-R) principles, with commitment to gender equality and respect for diversity.


Job description:

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Management of the research award project “María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence” of the Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC) of the University of Granada.
  • Technical management of the CIMCYC strategic plan (preparation, registration, review and monitoring of progress indicators) and activities related to its implementation.
  • Support in the scouting of funding opportunities and preparation of project applications in (inter)national competitive calls, in cooperation with the UGR’s Office of Research and its International Projects Office. Support in the preparation of funded project’s reports and related documentation.
  • Support for the management of R&D&i projects in collaboration with companies and other public organizations.
  • Support in the selection of CIMCYC’s personnel and in management related to the local and national administrative procedures required in hiring. Support in applications from (inter)national research personnel to join the center through competitive calls. Support for the insertion of new personnel in the center.
  • Support in the preparation and management of requests to Ethics committees and actions linked to integrity in research and protection of personal data.
  • Support in the management of the center's scientific production (registration and bibliometrics, open access policies, etc.).




  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Research management experience.
  • Oral and written fluency in Spanish and English.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Master degree in contents related to either R&D&i management or research related to CIMCYC (Psychology and/or Neuroscience).
  • PhD in topics related to CIMCYC’s lines of research (Psychology and/or Neuroscience).

Desirable experience:

  • Technical management of large multidisciplinary research projects of international nature, or similar roles.

Desirable skills:

  • Proactive attitude, flexibility and efficiency in problem solving. Positive attitude for teamwork and orientation towards results.
  • Ability to manage complex and multidisciplinary projects.
  • Ability to work methodically and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people. Good negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize activities.
  • Willingness to undertake further training, where appropriate.



Monthly gross salary € 2.700



  • The working languages at CIMCYC are Spanish and English.
  • The (online) interview will be conducted in Spanish and English.




  • The administrative reception of documentation will open the 13th of May 2024.
  • The application deadline is 24th May 2024.
  • Interviews with candidates are expected to take place between the 18th – 28th of June 2024.

Submission of the application and documentation:

To submit your application (from the 13th of May 2024), please follow, including the following documentation:

  • Degree completion (undergraduate, master, PhD) and language competence (C1 or equivalent) certificates.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A statement outlining interests and motivation to apply for the position.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Non-Spanish applicants who do not have a digital signature (required to follow the administrative application procedure above) should please contact @email in advance for an alternative submission procedure.


Contact details for inquiries about the job:

CIMCYC Secretary, Pedro Guerra (@email)