Project Dissemination Officer

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Project Dissemination Officer

Data de tancament

Dissabte, 30 Novembre, 2019
Reference: 279_19_DIR_RSTD_PDO
Job title: Project Dissemination Officer

About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 600 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission

Barcelona Supercomputing Centre is looking for a native English speaker to work on the dissemination of collaborative European research projects, and other communication-related activities. The chosen candidate will work with others within BSC’s project dissemination unit, with the centre’s researchers and with external partners on activities to communicate relevant research activities and results to the scientific community, to industry and to the general public. This position would be to cover a leave of absence for one year but with the possibility of extension depending on workload.

Key Duties

  • Coordinate the work of multiple partners
  • Maintain close contact with Principal Investigators and identify results to be disseminated
  • Write, edit and correct documents (including project deliverables)
  • Generate content and contribute to dissemination materials (web, social media, newsletters, press releases, videos, magazines, posters, leaflets)
  • Establish and monitor Key Performance Indicators
  • Organise and participate in project events
  • Organise and chair meetings and teleconferences
  • Follow up partners’ activities and compile contributions
  • Identify suitable forums in which to disseminate projects
  • Liaise with relevant representatives from funding bodies and related projects
  • Represent the BSC and specific projects at meetings (including project reviews)
  • Write dissemination activities within project proposals


  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (communication, journalism, science, English, marketing, advertising, public relations, etc.)
    • Master’s degree in scientific communication or similar and specific courses a plus
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • At least 2 years’ experience in science communication, or management of research projects, or science degree holders with interest/experience in communication
    • Knowledge and experience of management or dissemination of EU funded projects or EU/national agencies/organisations/bodies will be positively valued
    • English native or equivalent
    • Capacity to interact and build strong relations with a diverse members/stakeholder/staff base
    • Creativity to devise novel, innovative communication tools (print/online)
      Willingness to travel (in Europe)
  • Competences
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including good editorial skills
    • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under deadlines
    • Ability to work both independently and to coordinate closely with a team
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; a cooperative team player, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and external collaborators
    • Organized and able to simultaneously manage multiple projects
    • Good team player with the capacity to work in a multicultural and multilingual environment


  • The position will be located at BSC within the Directors Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 15 months renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: 01/12/2019

Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV in English including contact details


The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.

Application Form

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