Oferta de trabajo: Innovation Pre-award Manager


The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a cutting-edge institute addressing global public health challenges through research, translation into policy and education. ISGlobal has a broad portfolio in communicable and non-communicable diseases including environmental and climate determinants, and applies a multidisciplinary scientific approach ranging from the molecular to the population level. Research is organized in three main areas, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases, Child and Maternal Health, and Urban Health, Climate & Non-Communicable Diseases.  ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry, being the first global public health centre to receive this recognition. 


Barcelona - Campus Clínic / Mar

What We Are Looking for

Within the framework of the REDES Programme (ECT2020-000666) from Spanish Science Ministry, ISGlobal is seeking an Innovation Manager to be part of the Preaward Dept,  to support the proposal preparation of innovative research projects with potential health-related social and economic impact and facilitate the participation of new enterprises to the European funding projects. To implement the tasks, the candidate will also closely work with the Knowledge and Technology Transfer area at the Innovation Department, 

Training and experience /Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree, Master or PhD preferably in the field of Life Sciences or Bio-Engineering. 

Specific Requirements

Knowledge, skills and professional experience in the areas of:

  • Biomedical or bioengineering research
  • Minimum 2 years experience of preaward management in a similar position. 
  • Knowledge and experience managing calls from European and International funders is required
  • Knowledge & technology transfer, understanding of the discovery and development process for biomedical technologies both therapeutics and medical devices 
  • Business development 
  • Data analysis, experience with innovation and patent related databases is a plus
  • Project management with ability to prepare several projects prosposals simultenously
  • Knowledge of the Catalan, national and European science, technology and innovation systems as well as of the technology transfer procedures and associated regulations.
  • Experience working in a research centre will be valued.


Key Responsibilities

  • The candidate will be part of the Preward Dept, and will also closely work with Knowledge, Technology transfer and business development activities of the Innovation department.
  • The Preaward Dept detects funding opportunities, analyses and disseminate key information from calls for proposals and donors policies for global health projects and initiatives, according to the objectives of the strategic plan and needs of the organization.
  • Preawad provides tailored advice and support on grant proposals preparations in liaison with ISGlobal staff (principal investigators, project managers, scientific coordinator, grant managers).
  • The Innovation department promotes new discoveries and ideas generated by ISGlobal researchers, bringing them to society in several ways:

    - Identifying interventions with potential health and socioeconomic benefits and developing strategies to apply these in the real world
    - Proactively identifying needs and opportunities in the area of health and pinpointing areas suitable for collaboration
    - Creating sustainable products and services designed to improve patient access, health equity and the quality of health care

Specific Duties

Support the knowledge and technology transfer process of innovative projects: 

  • Contribute to achieve the implementation of the ISGlobal Innovation Strategic plan aligned with the ISGlobal Strategic Plan 2019-2013 and the Severo Ochoa Programme. 
  • To identify and pro-actively disseminate calls for proposal from public and private institutions, specific for Global Health Projects and Initiatives as per ISGlobal research interests, with high innovation component.  Especial focus on Horizon Europe call for proposals
  • Scouting of internal research projects with innovation potential.
  • To lead innovation proposal preparations and to provide a transversal advice and writing support to researchers with potential innovation projects in the elaboration of grant proposals; specifically, provide support in the development, valuation and exploitation plans of new technologies in required sections. 
  • To coordinate formal acceptance of granted projects; liaise with the legal Dept, grant managers and HHRR Dept (when appropriate) the negotiation phase of research-related contracts, such as grants agreements, subgrants, subcontracts, fellowships
  • Contribute to reach the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the Horizon Europe framework in terms of number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) included in the projects.
  • Perform industry search fostering cooperation with the private sector and developing new partnerships to support the effective development and transfer of the portfolio of patents, software and inventions (contracted research, development technology, demonstrators, proof of concept, licenses, ...). 
  • Coordinate the internal priorisation of proposals to fit the call criteria in terms of limited number of proposals by institution.
  • Contribute to create awareness and training in innovation, entrepreneurship and start-up creation.
  • Strengthen the external innovation network with private and public institutions. 
  • Propose new methodologies and best practices to improve the technology and transfer impact and promote innovation cultural change in the organization.
  • Fulfill other related specific assignments. 


  • Teamwork, ability to work in a cross-disciplinary environment and across different departments
  • Ability to work independently and in a team in an international multicultural environment.
  • Proven ability to prioritize, work with deadlines and under pressure.
  • Organized, high attention to detail; ability to summarize and communicate key information at all levels
  • Creativity
  • Negotiation
  • Problem resolution
  • Learning capacity

Language level

  • Proficiency in English, Spanish and preferably Catalan (C1-MCER). 
  • Excellent communication skills. 


  • Duration:  1 year, extendable subject to performance.
  • Starting date: immediately 
  • Contract: part time
  • Salary Range:  according to candidate's experience and qualifications
  • Location : Teleworking and ISGlobal Campus Clínic / Mar Barcelona

During the crisis caused by COVID19, standard working conditions will be adapted to sanitary requirements. 


How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position:  PreAward_Innovation_Feb21 attach the CV and a Cover Letter. Each attached document must be named with the candidate name and surname. 

The receipt of applications will be open until the position is filled. .

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

In ISGlobal we are committed to maintaining and developing a work environment in which the values and principles of our organization are respected and equal opportunities between women and men be promoted in each of the areas in which we operate, not tolerating discrimination based on criteria such as age, sex, marital status, race, ethnicity, disabilities, political leanings, religion or sexual orientation.