Part-time Administrative Project Officer for RECODYN project


The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), offers a part-time administrative assistant position to support the research and management activities in the context of the European Research Council (ERC) project RECODYN (ID: 101043548), led by Dr. Daniel Montoya. This is a 5-year research project funded by the ERC that will be developed at the ‘Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Global Change’ 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 RECODYN.

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 is required. Good command of Spanish and French is also required because part of the project involves collaboration in France. Experience and knowledge of the regions where the project will take part is highly desirable
  • 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:

  • Interdisciplinary and inspiring work environment
  • Quiet and spacious workspaces
  • Possibility of participating in internal training, learning, or corporate social responsibility activities of the center
  • 17.5-hour week work calendar (part-time: 50% of dedication)
  • 30 days of vacation per year

Term of contract

Starting 1st of January 2023, 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.

Application procedure:

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

  • Letter of application/ motivation
  • CV
  • contact details of two referees


30 November 2022 (CET 15:00).

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Daniel Montoya ( noting in the subject of the message “ Part-time Administrative Project Officer for RECODYN project”.

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

The deadline for applications is November 30th 2022 (this date might be extended); candidate interviews will start as applications are received.

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