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RECSM is hiring a Coordinator - apply before 27th of March



The Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona is offering the coordinator position starting from April 2024.


Job description

RECSM is a multidisciplinary centre focusing on research in survey methodology, data analysis, and quasi-experimental research designs. It is formed of different research groups and researchers, who are part of the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona. The centre organizes different activities, including seminars/webinars, a winter and a summer school in survey methodology and data analysis.


Our central research topics deal with improving survey questions and questionnaires, conducting web surveys, improving causal inference with observational data and analysing survey data with advanced statistical methods. Furthermore, our research applies survey data analysis tools to substantive research topics, particularly in the fields of Political Behaviour, Social Demography and Social-Personality Psychology.


Please note that this is not a position for researchers but for managers with some experience in research centers.


What we offer:

• An exciting, multifaceted and responsible position with a great deal of autonomy to shape the future and the image of RECSM.

• Becoming part of a dynamic and innovative team in an international university environment.

• Flexible working hours with the possibility of partly remote work.



The coordinator will work under the supervision of Mariano Torcal, director of RESCM:

• Overall coordination of RECSM activities

• Coordination and support of the different RECSM research groups

• Giving visibility to RECSM both inside UPF and outside (nationally and internationally)

• Organization of RECSM events (e.g., seminars/webinars, short courses, workshops)

• Organization, coordination, management and diffusion of the winter (two weeks) and summer schools (three weeks)

• Dissemination and management of RECSM website and social media content (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter)

• Coordination of research or teachings visits

• Fundraising



• Independent administrative and organisational skills

• Proactive, solution-oriented way of working

• Team spirit and collaborative attitude

• Excellent written, oral, and electronic communication skills in Spanish and English

• Good knowledge of Catalan (or willingness to learn Catalan in a relatively short period of time)

• Solid use of MS office

• A university degree


Other aspects that will be valued

• Experience in project management, fundraising, public relations, science

communication, and/or acquisition of sponsors

• Programming skills (e.g. HTML)

• Familiarity with graphic design or graphic design software (e.g. Illustrator or Canvas)



Full time: 35 h/week

Gross annual salary: 27.841 € aprox.

The labor contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security System.


Selection process:

1. Applications:

To apply for this position, candidates send the documentation by interfolio through the following link:

1. Cover letter (max 2 pages)

2. CV

3. A copy of your DNI/NIE or Passport


2. Selection criteria:

The criteria for being shortlisted are as follows:

• CV: 1-5 points

• Previous experience: 1-5 points

Candidates must pass a minimum of 3 points for each of the selection criteria.

Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.


Deadline to submit application: 27th March 2024

Contact (contact mail): [email protected]


Information about the selection process:



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