Human Resources Technician

Applications until June 28

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a private institution whose fundamental purpose is to improve people’s quality of life through art, charity, science, and education. The Foundation operates from its headquarters in Lisbon and delegations in Paris and London.

The Gulbenkian Institute of Science (IGC) is an international centre dedicated to biological and biomedical research, innovative postgraduate training, and the transformation of society through science. With 26 research groups, cutting-edge technology, and specialised support services, the IGC is focused on solving the challenges of the future and promoting a sustainable planet.

We are seeking to strengthen the IGC team with a Human Resources Technician, who will be responsible for managing HR processes and ensuring talent management, providing direct support to all IGC’s Human Resources Management processes, ensuring their articulation and alignment between the IGC and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Contract conditions: Employment contract of indefinite duration.

Main responsibilities

Support to Human Resources processes

Directly supporting all the IGC’s Human Resource Management processes, ensuring their articulation and alignment between the IGC and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, guaranteeing the operational interface with the whole structure and actively participating in the definition and implementation of HR management policies and practices.

Management of processes and activities

To manage processes, ensuring compliance with their requirements, deadlines and objectives, namely at the level of certifications in progress.


Carrying out a survey on the training needs arising from the results of the evaluations together with those responsible for each Sub-unit, ensuring that a training catalogue is drawn up based on the real needs of the Gulbenkian Institute of Science.

To define and implement the annual training plan, ensuring that all identified needs are met, following up on specific requests that may arise, guaranteeing that the training provided is constantly updated and that it follows the best market practices.

Reporting to the HR Department of the Gulbenkian Foundation

Reporting directly to the Director of Human Resources of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, preparing the respective HR management indicators, providing all the necessary information for decision-making processes.

Liaison with external entities

To support the relationship and liaison with external entities, in order to provide or collect the necessary information for the development of the processes.

Opportunities for improvement

To identify opportunities for improvement and support their implementation, with a view to increasing the levels of effectiveness and efficiency of existing processes.

Monitoring of the employee’s life cycle

To monitor the employee in the various stages within the institution, namely, onboarding, monitoring the employee in the first 6 months in order to ensure his/her full integration in the FCG and develop Welbeing policies and measures to improve the employee’s experience as a FCG employee.


To monitor the HR processes and policies resulting from the HRS4R Certification and, if necessary, to create new instruments for the development of scientific activity.

Diversity, equity and inclusion policy

To monitor the implementation of the DEI Policy. 

Required skills

  • More than 5 years’ experience in the Human Resources area, especially in process management
  • Experience in certification processes is valued
  • Degree in Human Resources Management or similar
  • Knowledge of Labour Legislation
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Portuguese and English
  • Excellent analytical skills, spirit of initiative / proactivity and autonomy, interpersonal relationship, and communication

We welcome applications from the widest possible range of people, regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, or incapacity, especially those which identify with under-represented groups at the Foundation.


Updated on 14 june 2023

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