Research Project Manager


Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain)

October 2017 – Present

At the Institute of Energy Technologies (INTE).

  • Responsible for the coordination of public-private partnership initiatives.
  • Proposal writing, reporting and monitoring of public grants (including Horizon 2020).
  • Creation of technology transfer initiatives and support to innovation.
  •  Development and implementation of internal and external communication strategies.
  • Advising researchers on funding opportunities and new partnerships.

Innovation Consultant – Proposal Writer


Inspiralia (remote-based)

July 2017 – Present

  • Proposal writing and project management for H2020's SME Instrument.
  • Market analysis and scientific background research.
  • Business model preparation and commercial strategy planning.
  • Work packages development.
  • Definition of agreements and liaison with key stakeholders.

Editor & Communications Specialist

MDPI (Barcelona, Spain)

November 2016 – June 2017

  • Handling scientific manuscripts from submission to publication, including peer-review and editing.
  • Developing external and internal communications in our portfolio of journals.
  • Optimising digital presence of our journals, with a focus on social media management. 
  • Fostering collaboration with key stakeholders and launch of new products with scientific societies.
  • Organisation of scientific conferences and events.

Development Editor

Royal Society of Chemistry (Cambridge, UK)

October 2014 – October 2016

  • Creating engaging digital content and technical documentation for our website and blogs.
  • Ensuring fluent communication with Advisory Boards, Associate Editors and key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the visibility of our products via e-alerts, targeted mailings and social media.
  • Commissioning top-tier content from leading authors in the field.
  • Representing the journal in conferences and scientific events.

Journals: ChemComm, Chemical Science, Chemical Society Reviews.

Publishing Assistant – Databases

Royal Society of Chemistry (Cambridge, UK)

November 2013 – September 2014

  • Full production of Analytical Abstracts and Chemicals Safety NewsBase.
  • Audit of new terminology to ensure consistency and accuracy of data.
  • Data curation and input for the organic chemistry databases.
  • Monitoring and analysis of database metrics and monthly reports.
  • Acquisitions management from all database products and journals.
  • Answering queries from vendors and customers, providing the best level of customer service.

Site Chemist

Augean PLC (Hinckley, UK)

September 2013 – November 2013

- Responsibility for ensuring inspection, transfer and processing of chemical waste on site.
- Preparation and revision of COSHH assessments and material safety documentation.
- Maintenance of waste stock levels in line with legislation and customer service requirements.
- Acceptance checking on incoming loads and creation of non-conformance reports.

Reason for leaving: Augean's waste network was sold and employees faced redundancy.

Research Intern

Spanish National Research Council (Zaragoza, Spain)

July 2012 – August 2012

Department of Plant Nutrition at the Experimental Station of Aula Dei, CSIC.

  • Responsible for the daily monitoring and control of several growing parameters of the cultures. 
  • Performing MS–HPLC and UV–Visible analysis of samples under minimal supervision
  • Preparation of clear reports and presentations, interpreting and analysing data obtained.

Research Intern

Materials Science Institute (Zaragoza, Spain)

July 2011 – August 2011

Department of Organometallic Compounds.

  • Improved the study and synthesis of phosphate ligands, particularly the phosphaadamantane. 
  • Performed IR and NMR determination of samples and following interpretation.
  • Completed solubility analysis of synthesised products.