Scientific Project Manager: BlueAdapt – Coastal Pathogens and Climate Change


The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) offers a full-time Scientific Project Manager Position on the BlueAdapt project. BlueAdapt is a 4-year Horizon Europe project (GA 101057764), funded by HORIZON-HLTH-2021-ENVHLTH-02-03 call and developed by a consortium of 12 European partners and coordinated by BC3.

BlueAdapt attempts to provide an evidence base for innovation and action around coastal pathogens and climate change, by bringing together an interdisciplinary team of biologists, climate scientists, economists, epidemiologists and public health experts to investigate and quantify the future health risks associated with selected coastal pathogens, and identify potential adaptation measures within case studies. BlueAdapt will also communicate the results to a wide audience, including both policymakers and the public.



Job description:

To support BC3 in the coordination and management of the entire project we are looking for a Scientific Project Manager who can support the Coordinator and the consortium in the management and coordination tasks.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the Scientific Coordinator in the Strategic Management of the project.
  • Financial and administrative project management at the consortium level.
  • Focal contact point between the Coordinator, the Partners and the Commission.
  • Manage interactions with internal and external specialists on ethical and legal aspects, communications, and with the external advisory board.
  • Organization of project meetings, including financial and administrative aspects.
  • International travelling and participation to consortium meetings when required.

Main requirements/skills:

  • Masters or PhD degree.
  • Experience in Scientific Project Management.
  • Excellent project management skills related to finance, administration and communication.
  • Ability to coordinate teamwork and interact with a broad range of scientific and policy stakeholders at European level.
  • Experience in R&D EU projects, knowledge of H2020 and Horizon Europe Programme.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent written and oral command of English.

 Benefits and work environment

  • Interdisciplinary and inspiring work environment.
  • 35-hour week work calendar.
  • 30 days of vacation per year.


Term of contract

Starting 1st of October 2022, the position will be for 4 years, with a six-month probation period.   The terms of contract may be subject to modifications due to the ongoing revision of the Spanish science laws.



The position will carry competitive salary, matching the academic and professional profile of the applicant, and excellent work conditions.


Basque Centre for Climate Change, Leioa, Spain.

As a HR Excellence awarded institution, BC3 is committed to conciliate research-academic requirements and family duties. BC3 is particularly concerned with creating equality opportunities for people. Women with relevant qualifications are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

Application procedure:

Fill the form below and upload one PDF document with the following information:

  1. CV
  3. Contact information of two referees.


31st August 2022 (CET 15:00).

Informal enquiries can be made to Aline Chiabai ( or Marc Neumann ( noting in the subject of the message “BLUEADAPT Scientific Project Manager”.

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GA 101057764, funded by HORIZON-HLTH-2021-ENVHLTH-02-03

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