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Position Title

Executive Assistant for Latin America Bioimaging network coordination


Montevideo, Uruguay

Job Information

Brief Description

The Latin America Bioimaging (LABI) network is seeking a highly motivated Executive Assistant to coordinate the network activities. He/She will play a pivotal role in developing LABI  and lead its sustainable development.


  • Professional qualification and/or equivalent experience in a scientific discipline
  • Professional qualification and/or equivalent experience in the following areas: communication, international relations, international cooperation, administration, scientific diplomacy

Experience and capabilities: 

  • Excellent oral and writing communication skills (fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English is mandatory, Portuguese highly desirable). Experience in writing reports will be highly valued.  
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
  • Ability to work independently accomplishing deadlines, with a proactive and executive attitude, contributing positively to a collaborative team-working spirit.  
  • Project Management experience. 
  • Good management of Social media. 
  • Degree and/or experience in Science (related to bioimaging desirable) 
  • Degree and/or experience in the following areas: communication, international relations, international /scientific cooperation (desirable).  
  • A strong desire to promote international cooperation for development.  


  • To be involved in the development of a new and vibrant network for international scientific cooperation: Latin America Bioimaging.  
  • Organize and promote all the activities of the network, including strengthening collaborations with other international partner-networks, academic institutions, scientific societies, as well as establishing connections with government and private funding agencies, in order to lead the sustainable development of the network.  
  • Assist in the management and coordination of all activities of the grant: “Building a collaborative network to advance bioimaging in Latin America”, recently awarded by the Imaging Program of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. This includes: general oversight of all budgetary matters, disbursement of funds and overall fiscal management of the award, preparation of reports, web management, social media management, elaboration and advertisement of calls (questionnaires, applicant registration forms, etc), direct assistance to the responsible investigators. 

Terms of Employment 

The selected candidate will be based in Montevideo, Uruguay, working in a dynamic and collaborative environment at the Advanced Bioimaging Unit, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo-Universidad de la República (UBA-IPMon/UdelaR). The position is funded for a maximum of 3 years (grant period). 

He/She will work directly under the leadership and supervision of Andrés Kamaid (IPMont, Uruguay), Lía Pietrasanta (UBA, Argentina) y Kildare Miranda (UFRJ, Brasil), who are responsible for the CZI project.  He/She will also interact and collaborate with Latin American scientists of the LABI Executive Committee and administrative personnel of the IPMon.  

He/She will be hired for 40 hrs/week as an independent contractor providing services to the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo and financed with funds from the above mentioned project.  

How to apply: 

Applications written in English or Spanish, will be received through THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM, and must include the following: 

  1. Motivation letter. (no more than 1000 words) 
  2. CV. 
  3. Support letter(s) from a Professional Reference (highly desirable). 


More information and details about the job can be found at:

Specific inquiries about the call should be addressed to with the 
subject line: ““Job Application_your name”.”. 

Application is open until 15th of May 2022. Selected candidates will be soon interviewed, expecting to start as soon as possible, no later than May 2022.