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Champalimaud Research Laboratory Administrator

  1. Date: 15.10.2020
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Laboratory Manager
  6. Application start: 15.10.2020            

  7. Champalimaud Research (CR) has open positions for laboratory administrators looking for a professional, dynamic and diverse work environment. As a lab admin, you will be part of the CR Support Units (CRSU) providing daily support to several labs, being their main contact point regarding administrative laboratory issues; therefore you will communicate frequently with or on behalf of Principal Investigators and closely interact with several departments within CR and the Champalimaud Foundation (CF).


    CRSU works diligently to ensure that scientists can focus mainly on Research. Lab admins manage the administrative tasks that support daily laboratory activities. This includes:

    ? Procurement, sourcing and purchasing from multiple suppliers;
    ? Maintaining and updating a database of lab orders and other required documentation; ? Assisting to create and monitor budgets and expenditures;
    ? Assisting in the preparation of internal and external financial reports;
    ? Working with the accounting department to resolve accounting and payroll issues; ? Making travel arrangements and processing reimbursements;
    ? Collaborating closely with logistics, accounting, human resources, scientific and technological platforms, among other departments;
    ? Liaising with brokers for order clearance;
    ? Assisting with fixed assets control;
    ? Performing additional administrative duties as needed to support labs.


    Undergraduate degree (BSc or Lic.) in a relevant field is mandatory and experience of working in a research environment is a plus. Good understanding of financial statements and budgets is expected, and excellent organizational skills are essential. Good knowledge of Excel or Google sheets is preferred. This is a full-time position with occasional periods of high-demand, requiring effective time management. You will be asked to prioritize efficiently and multi-task, without compromising attention to detail. Troubleshooting and problem solving with increasing independence and autonomy will be expected over time. Exemplary interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively with culturally diverse stakeholders across departments, demonstrated poise, tact, integrity and professionalism are fundamental to succeed in this job. Good command of written and spoken English is mandatory. Ability to read and write in Portuguese is desirable.


    This position is a one year fellowship with the possibility of extension.


    Gather a brief motivation letter and a 2-page CV, both in English, as well as the names and contact information of two referees, and send them to careers@research.fchampalimaud.org with “LabAdmin [your last name]” in the subject line. Selected applicants will be called for an interview. Referees will not be contacted without your consent, and only after final candidate interviews.

    Application review will begin on October 30th, 2020, and positions will remain open until filled.

    About Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

    Research is at the heart of the Champalimaud Foundation. We believe in the power of scientific discovery to help advance knowledge and develop solutions to challenging medical problems. At Champalimaud Research, scientists and clinicians collaborate daily in areas ranging from basic science to patient care. We have grown significantly since 2007 and we wish to mature as a hub where some of the top minds meet to exchange ideas and give to society. Champalimaud Research provides a home to an expansive and dynamic team of nearly 400 dedicated researchers from all over the world.

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