HR Talent Acquisition Officer

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HR Talent Acquisition Officer

Closing Date

Wednesday, 31 August, 2022
Reference: 319_22_MNG_HR_TAO
Job title: HR Talent Acquisition 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 770 staff from 55 countries.

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Context And Mission

Reporting to the Head of Human Resources, the Junior Talent Acquisition Officer will ensure the implementation of HR policies and procedures giving advice to BSC members, paying attention to candidates from the first contact until their early days at BSC staff. The final candidate will be an active member of HR specialized in recruitment, onboarding and development, amongst others HR projects.

Key Duties

  • Recruitment:
    • In constant contact with the managers of the vacancies (mainly Scientific and IT Departments), organize the Recruitment processes / general calls in collaboration with the Talent Acquisition responsible.
    • Advise team leaders and directors in the recruitment strategy, the use of internal tools and the dissemination of the Job Offers.
    • Organize and make HR Interviews and psycho-technical tests.
    • Provide reports to the Directors and Group Leaders.
    • Be an active HR member in recruitment committees.
    • Support in the implementation of OTM-R package in the recruitment processes.
    • Support in the monthly reporting of this area.
  • HR Management / People Experience:
    • After the selection process is complete, prepare the offer and contact the final candidate.
    • Follow the administrative process (contract, work permit) with the Payroll/Administration Officers.
    • Manage and improve the onboarding programme: providing advise to foreigners moving to Barcelona, managing Welcome meetings etc.
  • HR Projects & Development:
    • Support the design and implementation of HRS4R projects.
    • Support the definition of HR policies and procedures.
  • HR Strategy
    • Cooperate in the whole strategic coordination for HR.


  • Education
    • University Degree (Labor Relations, Work Sciences, Social Sciences or Psychology).
    • Master Degree in Human Resources or postgraduate degree will be a plus.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • 4 years of experience in similar position, preferably in a cutting knowledge organization.
    • Experience in an international environment.
  • Competences
    • Excellent verbal and written Spanish and English. Other languages will be a plus.
    • Strong skills in Microsoft office, specially advanced in Excel.
    • Planning and organizing (Structured mindset).
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume, deadline-driven environment.
    • Good communication. Team work.
    • Proactive Cooperation (Desire to learn, propose solutions, improve).
    • Ability to Influence.
    • Flexibility.


  • The position will be located at BSC within the Management 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: Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration
  • 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: 23rd of September 2022

Applications procedure and process

All applications must include:

  • A motivation letter with a statement of interest, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered
  • A full CV 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.

OTM-R principles for selection processes

BSC-CNS is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment principles (OTM-R). This is applied for any potential candidate in all our processes, for example by creating gender-balanced recruitment planels and recognizing career breaks etc.
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.
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