Joaquim Teixeira, PhD
The CR Support Units (CRSU) provide all administrative, financial and operational assistance to the CR community. Accompanying the evolution and growth of the Champalimaud Research, the support provided to CR’s scientists also grows in organisation and capacities, blossoming with a new structure of seven specialized Units: Lab Administration, Human Resources, Events, Education & Courses, Operations, Sponsored Programmes and Science Communication. The CRSU team aims to provide all science administration, management and communication support to boost the work of scientists, maximizing the focus on research.
Joaquim Teixeira, PhD
Cátia Feliciano, PhD
Inês Soeiro, PhD
The Direction Support Team acts as executive arm of the Research Directors, receiving, delegating and implementing direct instructions from the Research Direction Team. The team meets with the Directors on a regular basis, for updates on the daily life of CR and any pressing matters or roadblocks. This team also serves as a primary contact point for any problem-solving needs within CR, being able to advise on the resources available to the CR community. The Direction Support team is composed of the Executive Coordinator, the Operations Manager and the Financial Manager.
This Unit runs mainly through the Teaching Lab and Classroom, the hubs of our PhD programme and all courses happening at CR. The team deals with the organisation and daily management of INDP classes, CAJAL courses and external teaching weeks (GABBA, IGC, MIT, etc). The organisation of the Teaching Lab space and materials is another main function of this Unit, as well as supporting the INDP recruiting process.
HR & Fellows Support
Simone Zacarias, PhD
Teaching Lab Manager
AV and Multimedia Tech
Conference and Events Organiser
Anna Hobbiss, PhD
Scientific Events Coordinator
The Events unit supports scientific events organised by CR. From the large annual events like the CR Retreat and Symposium to our weekly CISS and Colloquium, the team will be able to help you with all event-related details, from conception and planning to logistical details such as travel and accommodation, venue set-up, catering and event management. This Unit also supports the Faculty’s events, and other ad-hoc events such as Ar events and other outreach initiatives. The team also consolidates the management of all communal AV equipment, as well as expertise in videography and photography.
Every person that joins CR needs to go through HR. Whether it’s a PI or an Intern or simply a guest, HR needs to be notified with as much notice as possible. They will advise on all the necessary procedures for everyone’s correct registration as a CR member: contracts, social security, medical insurance, visas, CCU cards, language classes at CCU, etc. HR also supports all CR recruiting, including the INDP recruiting process.
HR & Fellows Support
Purchasing and Ordering
The Lab Administration team deals with administrative support for the Labs, including budget management and execution, anything regarding the purchases of the lab and travel arrangements, among others. For that they will coordinate with other CR support units and CF departments (OSP post-award, logistics, accounting, IT, maintenance) as well as external agents like the suppliers, shipping companies and customs.
The CF’s OSP - post-award will be able to give help and support in issues related with grant reporting (financial and scientific), grant administration and cost eligibility. The CF’s OSP - Post award also aims to function as a facilitator, creating a bridge between the CR Scientific Community and the more bureaucratic aspects of grant management.
Joana Lamego, PhD
Coordinator of Pre-Award Efforts
Filipa Cardoso, PhD
Mariana Santa-Marta, PhD
The Pre-Award team supports CF Research in all stages of the submission of research applications to external funding: from the identification of putative funding opportunities, to the validation of the expression of interest by the CF Research Direction Team, up to the negotiation of successfully funded applications. We offer different types of support, from basic administrative support to non-scientific writing/proposal reviewing or even supporting proposal development itself.
This Unit is responsible for disseminating information on the activities and ongoing or emerging objectives of the Champalimaud Research to all relevant parties. In particular, this Unit is responsible for maintaining fluent internal and external communication channels, including CR’s online presence, liaising with the media, the production of communication documents/materials, such as the annual report. In parallel, this Unit coordinates science communication initiatives that range from science education and outreach events to the organization of scientific meetings. The team is also able to support the CR community in their scientific endeavors, with in-house scientific design and illustration.
Graphic and Editorial Designer
Raquel Gomes, PhD
Science Education and Outreach
Science Graphic Designer
Liad Hollender, PhD
Catarina Ramos, PhD