Part-time Administrative Project Officer – GorBEEA

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) is looking for a part-time administrative assistant position to support the research activities of  Research Line (RL) 3 on Terrestrial Ecosystems, and specifically work on the national project GORBEEA, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Job description: The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), offers a part-time administrative assistant position to support the research activities in the context of the European Research Council (ERC) project GorBEEa (ID 101086771), led by Dr. Ainhoa Magrach. This is a 5-year research project funded by the ERC that will be developed at the ‘Global change impacts on ecosystem function’ lab, and within the framework of the Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Line (RL3).

The candidate will be recruited for the whole duration of the project (part-time: 50% of dedication), and will support the organization of the annual meetings, workshops and travels, the recruitment of personnel, the preparation of scientific reports, project communication and visibility, and other management aspects of GorBEEa.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the PI in the management of the project
  • Manage interactions with specialists on ethical and legal aspects
  • Manage social media interactions and communications of project results
  • Support the organization of project meetings and conferences across the project, including financial and administrative aspects
  • Organization of travel and accommodation needs during the project

Main requirements/skills:

  • Masters or PhD degree
  • Excellent management skills related to administration, finance, and communication
  • The applicant must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as excellent written and oral command of English and Spanish is required
  • Manage social media
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a large group of people

IMPORTANT: Applications including links to previous works/projects/initiatives that show how the applicant meets these requirements will be given priority.

Benefits and work environment:

  • 5-hour week work calendar (part-time: 50% of dedication)
  • 30 days of vacation per year

Term of contract

Starting 1st of January 2024, the position will be for 5 years, with a six-month probation period.



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 independently of gender, culture, and race. Anyone with relevant qualifications is therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

BC3 offers an interdisciplinary and inspiring work environment. Researchers will join a vibrant interdisciplinary research center of ecologists, computer scientists, economists and social scientists.

Application procedure:

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

  1. Letter of application / motivation
  2. A CV
  3. The names and email addresses of two referees if possible.


30 November, 2023 (CET 15:00).

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Ainhoa Magrach ( noting in the subject of the message “Project officer GORBEEA”.

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

GA 101086771, funded by HORIZON-ERC-2022-COG

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