Cybersecurity Strategy Lead

The successful candidate will be responsible for positioning i2CAT/ACC in the European, Spanish and Catalan Research and Innovation ecosystem programs to facilitate the acquisition of funding and part

The successful candidate will be responsible for positioning i2CAT/ACC in the European, Spanish and Catalan Research and Innovation ecosystem programs to facilitate the acquisition of funding and participation in research and innovation projects related to Cybersecurity and its applications.

Among its main tasks, the candidate will have to:

  • Identify funding opportunities in Europe/Spain/Catalonia
  • Provide expertise and advice to i2CAT/ACC related to the different funding opportunities in the area of cybersecurity
  • Contact with relevant ministries and public agencies
  • Support to the preparation and submission of projects to different financing programs
  • Interact (and manage if needed) with research and innovation initiatives and/or groups related to strategic areas relevant for i2CAT/ACC
  • Use your/our contact network to establish research collaborations

Who we are:

The i2CAT Foundation is a non-profit research and innovation center that promotes mission-driven R&D activities on advanced Internet architectures, applications, and services. More than 15 years of international research define our expertise in the fields of 5G, IoT, VR, and Immersive Technologies, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, AI, and Digital Social Innovation. The center partners with companies, public administration, academia, and end-users to leverage this knowledge in order to meet real social and business challenges.

The greatest value of i2CAT is the talent of the people who make up our human team. We enjoy a team of people from more than 13 different nationalities and work every day to create and foster a work environment where we all feel comfortable creating, innovating and growing.

Want to know more? Visit our webpage!

What will you enjoy?

  • Work from our offices or from home, whichever works best for you. We ask for two days in person at the office to coordinate with the rest of the team.
  • This is a full-time vacancy
  • We have a flexible work schedule respecting your work-life balance
  • Reduced working hours on Fridays and in July and August
  • Fix + variable salary
  • Optional benefits: Travel pass, restaurant vouchers, nursery services support, medical insurance
  • Annual leave of 27 working days
  • We have fruit in the office to promote a healthy lifestyle
  • If you are interested, you can participate in events of your sector.
  • You will work with a laptop. You can choose your operative system, Mac, Linux or Windows.
  • Company social and team-building events (virtual & in-person)
  • You can develop your own and personal training programme with our support
  • We will work so that you have a career plan to promote your growth and development

Where will you do it?

At i2CAT we already have an established ‘work-from-home’ policy for some time. You can work from home or from the office, whichever suits you best. We expect that you attend the office two days per week: one to stay connected with your team and another one to engage with other colleagues

If you decide to come to the office, we are located in Zona Universitària, next to the Campus Nord of the UPC, within a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment. It is a very well-connected area (metro, tram, bus) with bars and restaurants around.

Our offices are designed with an open-office concept where everything is light and transparency. We have a variety of workspaces so that you don’t have to be at the same table all day.

i2CAT is an organization committed to equal opportunities. That is why we seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourage female candidates to apply.

I2CAT is an organization committed to creating an environment where we celebrate diversity, and where we provide the dedicated support that our employees need, regardless of their disability.

If what you have read sounds good to you… let’s have a coffee and we will tell you more!

In case you liked it, but it is not your job offer, you may know someone else who fits perfectly and whom you would like to recommend!

The European Commission granted i2CAT with the “HR Excellence in Research” Award in 2018. This award recognizes the Institute’s commitment to develop a Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), aligning their practices and procedures with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Minimum requirements:

  • Fluent in English
  • Extensive knowledge of the European, Spanish, and Catalan R&I in Cybersecurity funding initiatives.
  • Ability to represent and promote the organization in events
  • Ability to create, maintain and develop partnerships with universities, research institutions, companies, and public administrations
  • Willingness to travel
  • Cybersecurity expert
  • Experience: minimum of 4 years in the cybersecurity sector, contacts in the Cybersecurity sector
  • Soft skills: empathy, teamwork capacity, flexibility, proactivity, and leadership

Desired requirements:

  • Knowledge in innovation and project management
  • Experience in an innovation office or an innovation department, in competitive projects in the field of Cybersecurity
  • Experience in managing teams and complex projects.
  • Knowledge of the Agència de Ciberseguretat de Catalunya
  • Contacts in international and national public agencies (H2020, CDTI, …)
  • Highly developed communication and presentation skills
  • Proven experience in proposals success

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