HR International Talent Officer (ref. AD/23/23)

Closing Date
WorkplaceBarcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and the University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence--a seal that was awarded in 2011.

The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 28 laboratories and seven core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions.

IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 members and 35 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona forms part of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the "Xarxa de Centres de Recerca de Catalunya" (CERCA).


We’re currently on the lookout for an International Talent Officer to join our People and Academic Affair team.

You will work closely with the Hiring Manager to focus on finding the best candidates for each position. We’re passionate about creating a positive work environment and believe that hiring the right people will get us there. We will hire a curious and passionate individual that shows a strong interest in Talent Acquisition!



  • Ensure that we implement the best hiring processes and work to improve the ones already in place.
  • Support the end-to-end recruitment process.
  • Deliver an exceptional experience for all new members and potential candidates.
  • Be responsible for placing job ads, verifying references, and conducting interviews.
  • Foster great relationships with each of the participants of the recruitment process.
  • Create and implement effective onboarding plans.
  • Support the daily operations of hiring and take care of all documentations and requirements.
  • Assist with the different project of the Peoples Team.



Must Have - Required: 

  • Experience:
    • +2 years experience either in a similar Talent Officer role, or within a Human Resources team.
    • A solid ability to conduct interviews for deferent roles.
    • Candidates with a PhD in Biomedicine or related fields are welcome to apply.
  • Knowledge:
    • Bachelor’s degree in in Psychology/Humanities/similar with emphasis in HR discipline.
    • HR Talent and Development best practices.
  • Skills:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong resolution and proactivity
    • Strong organisational, time management and project management skills
    • Excel advanced user
    • Positive, flexible and people oriented.
    • Ability of working with many different stakeholders and demands at the same time.
  • Languages: English, Spanish and Catalan.


    • Knowledge: MSc in Human Resources, SAP Business One


  • Working conditions: 2 years contract. Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work. 
  • International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of our administration team.
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Continuous training in a high-quality environment.


  • Deadline for applications: 21/06/2024 
  • Number of positions available: 1
  • Selection process:
    • Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter, experience, management of research and innovation. 
    • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
    • Job offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview. 

Note: The strengths and weaknesses of the applications will be provided upon request.

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2855.