Project Manager UMCG Research BV
Posted on June 2, 2021
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and it is the biggest employer in the North of the Netherlands. A staff of over 13.000 people work in patient care and in leading medical research, focusing on healthy ageing.
The UMCG Research BV is a service provider embedded within the UMCG. We are a team of 17 people, from different backgrounds and with different nationalities, among them 13 project managers. We are enablers of excellent research toward lasting impact through connecting people, ideas, tools and resources. We offer project management support throughout the entire research support cycle, from idea development, proposal writing, grant agreement preparations, to post-award services, final reporting and dissemination support.
Project manager profile
As a project manager, you will work together with other project managers in the UMCG Research BV team and with colleagues from UMCG Research Support. You will provide hands-on support to grant applications and research projects and provide general consultancy services. You will work along the whole research support cycle, from pre-award until post-award project management.
Pre-award includes the following: identifying appropriate funding opportunities, brainstorming with the researchers, connecting partners and coordinating the consortium, advising on proposal writing, co-writing and reviewing draft proposals, drafting budgets and submitting proposals. The majority of the proposals are submitted to national, regional and European funding programs (mainly NWO, ZonMw, ERDF/SNN, Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe).
Post-award entails leading the business operations in complex and mostly international multi-stakeholder projects with the aim of realizing and optimizing deliverables. Components of this include contract negotiation and management, accounting, coordinating and drawing up reports, maintaining contacts with internal and external stakeholders, managing governance and compliance with grant conditions. .
All projects we are supporting are multidisciplinary requiring close collaboration between researchers, support staff, experts within the UMCG, grant providers and industry partners. The complexity of such projects is high considering the involvement of different stakeholders and grant requirements that need to be incorporated in the project or be implemented during project implementation. Please see the following two international projects as examples of projects you might be working on: https://endoconnect.eu and https://repairs-etn.eu
General consultancy services can be anything our clients need and we can provide in the area of research support. Examples are optimisation of work flows, facilitation of working groups, process support of large evaluations, initiation of UMCG pilot projects and providing training and networking events.
Tasks of the project manager may include:
What we require
We are looking for two new colleagues - one with mutiple years of working experience and one starter - to join our ambitious and service-oriented team.
Competencies and skills in:
Education and experience:
Furthermore, is it considered a plus, if you have knowledge and experiences with:
What we offer
Duration: Temporary contract of 1 year extendable up to 3 years.
Hours per week: Part-time (26-32 hours per week) – full-time is also negotiable.
Salary: Depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 2.911,- to a maximum of € 4.615,- (salary scale 10) gross per month based on a full-time appointment (36 hours/week)
Benefits: 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year gratification, and participation in a pension scheme for employees.
UMCG Research BV
For questions about the position
Any questions? Do contact us.
Sascha Le Large manager UMCG Research BV