Contrato de 4 años para trabajar de técnico de investigación en el CREAF, Barcelona (€2,604.81 - €2,850.54) ~

5 de marzo de 2024

Contrato de 4 años para trabajar de técnico de investigación en el CREAF, Barcelona (€2,604.81 - €2,850.54)


CREAF is seeking a research technician to work on the RESPIN project ‘Reinforcing Science-Policy Interfaces for integrated biodiversity and climate knowledge and policies’ with ref. HORIZON-CL6-2023-BIODIV-01 and funded by European Research Executive Agency (REA) under the powers delegated by the European Commission.

Project Overview:
The RESPIN project aims to contribute to stepping up EU science policy support to biodiversity and climate policy at the EU level and beyond, addressing the interconnections between biodiversity and climate policies. We will analyze the underlying gaps and barriers to knowledge uptake and develop capacities to address them. This will improve the contribution and uptake of knowledge to inform synergistic biodiversity and climate decisions, thereby enhancing the global leadership of the EU in IPCC and IPBES processes and supporting different EU countries, associated countries and targeted countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Strategic Objectives of RESPIN:

Provide recommendations for how to improve the uptake of IPBES and IPCC results in sectoral decision making at the EU, national and subnational level, as well as in the private sector.
Develop innovative processes for improving the complementarity research needs in policy and other decision making, as well as the centralized provision and EU support.
Raise awareness of IPBES and IPCC knowledge generation.
Strengthen and scale up IPBES policy support and capacity functions.
Job Details:
A full-time contract is offered (37.5h per week), in an embrace hybrid work environment and likely to start at the end of March 2024 or soon thereafter and will last for 48 months. The salary offered is between €2,604.81 and €2,850.54 gross per month, depending on the candidate’s experience.


Logistic coordination of the RESPIN project tasks and work packages led by CREAF.
Tracking of daily communications with the steering committee.
Drafting of technical documents (technical reports, working documents, documents for the dissemination of results...).
Assistance and support to project’s technical meetings.
Any other function or task that by its nature is entrusted to them.

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant science or interdisciplinary specialty, law, public policy, international relations or another field closely related to environmental/biodiversity/climate change governance and legislation. Advanced degree a plus.
High familiarity with multilateral environmental processes, structures, and products, such as CBD, UNFCCC, IPCC, and IPBES. Experience a plus.
Knowledge or experience with natural resources/environmental policies, especially related to biodiversity and climate change.
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
Previous experience in writing technical reports.
A high-level performer who remains attentive to details and adheres strictly to deadlines and deliverables while keeping a larger vision in mind.
Possess an appreciation of the benefit of a multi-disciplinary team approach.
Willingness and availability to travel internationally.
Great interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit.

Previous experience with Horizon EU projects.
Science diplomacy training and/or experience.
Science to policy experience.
Previous knowledge on SPI processes on supranational, national and/or subnational level.
Fluent in Spanish and Catalan.
Candidates who have a recognized disability and accredited equal to or greater than 33% will be prioritized, as long as the disability is compatible with the proper performance of the job.

Admission of candidates: applicants must submit a CV and a brief cover letter with a statement of interest until 15 March 2024. Applications referred to another portal, other than CREAF job openings section and the instructions included in this, will not be accepted.
Pre-selection: determination of compliance with the minimum requirements of the offer.
Selection: assessment of the preselected candidates by scoring based on objective criteria and by interview of shortlisted candidates.
Final decision: in case of finding the suitable candidate, the election will be formally communicated to this person, and the identification of the chosen person will be published on CREAF job openings section and with personalized notification (by mail) when the process progresses.

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