Scientific Project Manager for MAIA project

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) offers a full-time Project Manager Position on the MAIA project. MAIA is a Horizon Europe Coordinating Support Action (GA 101056935), funded by HORIZON-CL5-2021-D1-01 coordinated by BC3.

MAIA will act as an impact multiplier by providing social structures, technological and outreach activities to accompany, potentiate and help maximise the impact of climate research projects funded under Horizon Europe. More information on the project can be found at


Job description:

To support BC3 in the coordination and management of the entire project we are looking for a 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 and technical discussions.
  • 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 technical, 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: 

  • Master or PhD degree.
  • Experience in Project Management with international consortiums.
  • 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

Immediate incorporation, the position will be for the whole duration of the project with a six-month probation period.

Project duration: 1st September 2022 – 31st of August 2025



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 an HR Excellence awarded institution, BC3 is committed to conciliating research-academic requirements and family duties. BC3 is particularly concerned with creating equal opportunities for people despite sex and gender. 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.


30th September 2023 (CET 15:00).

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Mari Jose Sanz ( ) noting in the subject of the message “MAIA Scientific Project Manager”.

Please consider that only applications sent through the form included at the bottom of the BC3 web page will be considered (,

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GA 101056935, funded by HORIZON-CL5-2021-D1-01

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