IMDEA Materials is searching for Project Manager to join the Projects and Technology Department.


Ref. num. 2023-MAR_ADM-ADM-83

Project Manager

IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over the world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 22 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused on the areas of materials for transport, energy, and health care and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials.

More information can be found at our webpage.


As part of the European Project Office supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, IMDEA Materials Institute seeks a Project Manager to join the Projects and Technology Department. The selected candidate will give support to the Project Management Office (PMO). The candidate should be a proactive, dynamic, self-motivated, and collaborative person with good communication skills.

The position's main responsibilities will be:

  1. Provide support to researchers in all aspects of the R&D proposal preparation process (detect and communicate funding opportunities, presence at events, development of project ideas, building project consortiums and proposal writing and review).
  2. Management and administrative reporting of ongoing projects in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.


MSc degree in science or engineering (ideally in materials science or engineering). PhD degree will be valued.

Minimum 1 year of experience in a similar position:

  • Experience in financial reporting of competitive EU, National and regional R&D projects.
  • Experience in proposal writing at the EU level and providing support in coordinating EU projects will be highly regarded.
  • Experience in using IDINET or other ERP for Project Management will be highly regarded.

Medium to high level of MS Excel.

Proactive, dynamic, and self-motivated.

Fluent in English (both spoken and written).

Strong communication skills.


Employment contract with full Social Security coverage.

Gross annual salary range between 23.000 € - 30.000 € depending on previous experience and valuable skills.

Applications are processed upon reception. The position might be closed once ten working days have passed since publication, so we encourage early application.

The working language of the Institute is English. Full command of the English language is required in all positions.


Stimulating environment where you can grow professionally.

IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to equal opportunities, diversity and the promotion of a healthy work environment and work-life balance. Female applicants are encouraged to apply to our research and technical positions. See our Gender Equality Plan here and our Code of Ethics here.

Besides on-the-job technical training, IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to training the Institute’s scientists and staff in “soft” or transversal skills. See the available training here.

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