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Research Project Manager Collaborative Projects

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19 december 2023
21 januari 2024 Vacature gesloten

Research Project Manager Collaborative Projects

Are you excited about complex national and international research projects and do you enjoy pioneering? If that’s the case, then our new, university wide position of research project manager is right for you.

What are you going to do?
As Research Project Manager you support researchers with the coordination and management of various, often complex, collaborative research projects with multiple stakeholders. You take the lead in the non-scientific work of research projects. You are responsible for planning, organising and managing several national (e.g. Nationaal Groeifonds), international (e.g. EU Horizon Europe) or interdisciplinary research projects. You are part of a new pool of dedicated project managers at LURIS, our Knowledge Exchange Office.

What is your role?

  • You work at the project locations in the faculties and institutes, in close collaboration with the Principal Investigators.
  • You organise and plan the execution of projects, arrange project meetings and organise events.
  • You administer, monitor and report progress and budget, ensuring compliance with the funding agency requirements, agreed contracts and EU policies.
  • You assist with all aspects of the projects’ contractual documentation, including change requests, amendments, and to draft other agreements as required.
  • You are responsible for maintaining relationships with consortium partners, funders and other research support professionals in Leiden.
  • You ensure that all project partners remain involved throughout the project.

Of course, you’re not in this alone. You are part of the active and lively Leiden Research Support Network, the community of research project managers and of course the LURIS team. All in all a responsible, interesting and exciting opportunity for an accurate person with a passion for research.

Who and what are you?
You are enterprising, service-oriented and able to establish and maintain interpersonal relationships. You feel comfortable in the role of coordinator and sparring partner for (a diverse group of) senior researchers. With your analytical mindset, you are able to quickly assess what is going on. You have a strong sense of responsibility and a result-oriented attitude. Your way of communicating is clear and easy and you are not deterred by deadlines.

In addition, you have:

  • A Master or PhD degree;
  • Knowledge of externally funded research projects and the international funding landscape, including the field of financial and legal aspects of EU Horizon Europe and other European and Dutch funding opportunities;
  • Experience with project management of complex international research and innovation projects;
  • A good command of both the Dutch and English language, both verbally and in writing.

What do you get in return?

  • A salary of €4,332 to €5,929 gross per month, depending on your experience (salary scale 11 in accordance with the CAO for Dutch Universities), based on a full-time appointment;
  • An appointment for a period of one year. A permanent appointment is possible after the temporary term, depending on the performance and the available budget;
  • A challenging and inspiring international working environment with plenty of opportunities for personal and professional development.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. More information can be found on the website https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at.

More about your new department
LURIS creates and facilitates the network between Leiden scientists and public and private partners, with a focus on generating societal impact through research, knowledge and innovation. We support scientists at Leiden University in their ambition to further develop and develop their research. To achieve this goal, we work closely with academics, companies and many other stakeholders in the Leiden ecosystem.

With a new pool of project managers, we are helping researchers to plan, organise and manage complex or interdisciplinary research projects, in particular in EU Horizon Europe projects and complex national projects, including those of the Nationaal Groeifonds.

Diversity and inclusion
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

For information about this position, please contact Anouschka Versleijen via a.g.s.versleijen@luris.nl or Dennis Janssen via d.c.f.m.janssen@bb.leidenuniv.nl. They will be happy to tell you more.

Please submit your application online, no later than 21 January 2024 via the blue button in our application system, including cover letter and CV.

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