Raquel VARGAS ÁLVAREZ
Description of job and tasks involved
Manager of Research Projects since 2007. Throughout my professional career I had the opportunity to manage collaboration agreements and research projects both competitive public calls, and contracts with private and public companies , at national and international level.
My professional career has focused on supporting research groups in a transversal manner throughout all phases of each of the research projects: search for funding, negotiation, presentation of proposals (project planning), implementation, control (presentation of economic justifications). All in an international framework that has allowed me to work with several national and international organizations: FAO, OIE (World Organization for Animal Health), EFSA, EC (European Commission), SENASA (Argentina), Autonomous Region of Sardegna, IZS (Italy), etc.
Experience with European research projects
• Horizon 2020
HORIZCIENCE is a newly startup company focused in helping the researches to develop their ideas by providing professional services to fund and manage their projects:
• Finding the best ways to fund projects,
• Collaborating in the preparation and submission of proposals,
• Contacting potential partners that are difficult to reach (industries and institutions),
• Managing the administration and organization of public-private consortia,
• Boosting industry-university interactions.
Financial and Administrative Research Project Manager, Horizcience
2007-2017: Financial and Administrative Project Manager, Visavet, Veterinary Medicine School, Universidad Complutense de Madrid 2004-2007: Travel Agent (specialized in events and congress management and business travel), Viajes el Corte Inglés, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UCM, Madrid 2002-2004: Travel Agent, Business Travel Center of Viajes Marsans, Barcelona 2000-2002: Travel Agent (vacation travel management), Viajes Iberia, Barcelona
Bachelor Degree in International Relations, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
2013: EU R&I Master of Finance and Administration, Europa Media Trainings 2012: Master in Project Management, Escuela Superior de Negocios, ESDEN 2012: Human Resource Management, Business Module, University of Cambridge 2012: Effective Business Communication, Business Module, University of Cambridge 2001: Higher Degree in Travel Agency and Tourism