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26 · SEPTEMBER · 2023

Vacancy | Project Manager (ETHNICGOODS project) - CLOSED

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The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals invites applications for a project manager position (0.5 FTE), as part of the ERC (European Research Council) funded project “ETHNICGOODS: States, Nationalism, and the Relationship Between Ethnic Diversity and Public Goods Provision”, for five years and led by Dr. Matthias vom Hau.

The project seeks to map historical variations in nation-building processes. Our goal is to establish the origins of their difference and their unique consequences for ethnic diversity, public goods provision, political stability, wars. What are the origins behind their differences? And what do they mean for ethnic diversity, public goods provision, political stability, wars?

The successful candidate will be working on managing the day-to-day operational aspects of the project; keeping track of the project’s budget and financial reporting; ensuring communication with the ERC and IBEI to guarantee the achievement of project objectives; organizing project meetings, training activities and scientific conferences; coordinating of project dissemination and communication activities; and liaising with other research initiatives.

Applicants should hold a master’s degree in political science, sociology, or in a closely related field, or have at least two years of relevant work experience in managing research projects, and must be fluent in English and Spanish. Candidates with experience in webpage creation and strong IT skills are preferred. Excellent personal skills and an ability to contribute to collaborative research projects are also essential for this position.

The appointment is half-time and will be expected to last until the end of the project, mid-2026. The salary corresponds to similar administrative positions at IBEI.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until October 20 (10.00 am Barcelona time)

Applications must be submitted through the Application Form, and it should include::

  • Cover letter (in English)
  • Current CV (in English)