Ref. 38-2021 Young researchers Academic programmes officer (Process Closed)

The Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) Seeks a “Young Researchers’ Academic Programmes Officer


Reference: 38/2021

Application deadline: 30/09/2021

Number of vacancies: 1


Job description:

We are seeking to appoint a “Young Researchers’ Academic Programmes Officer” to work full time in the VHIO Academy and reporting to the head of this unit. The VHIO Academy is responsible for the development and implementation of all the educational, training and career development programmes for all VHIO staff. In particular, the post-holder will give support in the education and training of the young researchers’ community.

The main duties (although not exclusive) for this position are:

  • Coordinate VHIO international and national undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship programmes: manage the calendar of calls, website content, dissemination, call documents and candidate applications and maintain the helpdesk.
  • Support the group leaders and evaluation panels during the fellowship’s selection processes.
  • Support fellows during their incorporation process at VHIO and serve as liaison between them and the university where they are/will be enrolled (for undergraduate and predoctoral researchers).
  • Follow-up the fellows progress during their career at VHIO.
  • Coordinate activities for young researchers organized by the Institute.
  • Setting-up and keeping up-to-date the young researchers’ database.



The candidate must have the following requirements:

  • A university degree
  • At least one-year experience in the management of academic affairs
  • Very good command (spoken and written) of English, Spanish and Catalan.
  • Strong IT knowledge (user level)
  • Strong organisational, planning and multi-tasking capacities. Strong ability to work in a team and with strict deadlines paying close attention to details.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.


Additional information: 

  • Experience in the management of fellowship programmes will be a plus.
  • Degree in a life-sciences related field will be a plus.


Potential candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of intent via email to:, including the reference “Ref. 38-2021” in the subject line of your email.


About VHIO:

Under the leadership of Josep Tabernero, the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), has established itself as a comprehensive cancer center of proven excellence internationally. It is also thanks to VHIO’s optimal organizational structure based on a purely multidisciplinary and translational model that VHIO talents continue to anticipate and tackle the many unresolved questions in combatting this multifaceted and heterogeneous disease.

Located within the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, our researchers closely collaborate and interact with Vall d’Hebron physician-scientists. Translational science and clinical research are therefore tightly connected which promotes superb interaction and teamwork which, in turn, accelerates the bench-bedside-bed cycle of knowledge. This privileged environment affords VHIO direct access to patients as well as the entire spectrum of oncology professionals who care for them, and a second-to-none appreciation of how cancer science can translate into more powerful, targeted treatments and better practice for the care of patients.

VHIO’s pioneering model and programs, coupled with its belief in combining strengths through cross-border collaborations, continue to spur advances in reversing cancer resistance, halting metastatic spread, and more effectively treating even the most undruggable tumor types.

VHIO’s translation toward precision oncology:

Vall d’Hebron Institute Oncology (VHIO) endorses the Requirements and Principles of the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers promoted by the European Commission and follows Equal Opportunities policies.

On 10th April 2018 VHIO was awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” logo. Our Institute was consequently granted permission to use the HR Excellence in Research Award logo as demonstration of its stimulating and favourable work environment in line with the Charter & Code.

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