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Research project manager

  • Research & Education
  • 10 - 18 hours
  • Pediatrics

  • Closing date 30-07-2019
  • 27.10.19.TS

Job description

You have the following responsibilities in direct cooperation with the project coordinator:

  • Manage the SYMPHONY project and act as the main contact person for all participating partners and personnel;
  • Ensure that all project deliverables and milestones are fulfilled in time (i.e., recruitment of personnel, data management plan, monitoring of research, events);
  • Safeguard effective and timely exchange of information between partners and NWO-NWA;
  • Prepare scientific, managerial and financial reports for NWO-NWA;
  • Organise the dissemination of results in various ways, such as orchestrating social media accounts, dissemination of results to scientific peers and the public;
  • Safeguard data management. Establish and maintain the project data management system, in collaboration with SYMPHONY researchers;
  • Manage the overall budget of the project together with the Erasmus MC project controller;
  • Oversee all legal matters related to SYMPHONY, handled by the Erasmus MC legal department;
  • Travel to network events within the Netherlands.

Work environment

Erasmus MC stands for a healthy population and excellence in healthcare. By conducting groundbreaking work, we aim to push boundaries through leading the way in research, education and healthcare. We have access to the latest equipment and techniques in a state-of-the-art environment.

We are recruiting a part-time research project manager (2 days in a week) for the administration and organisation of “SYMPHONY: Orchestrating personalised treatment in patients with a bleeding disorder”. This national consortium has recently been awarded a large grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)- in the Nationale Wetenschapsagenda (NWA) call and unites patients represented by the patient society (NVHP), six academic university hospitals and hemophilia treatment centres, various hemostasis and research laboratories, Sanquin laboratories and diagnostics, consultants and three pharmaceutical companies. The aim of the project is to unravel the interindividual variation in bleeding tendency in order to optimally diagnose and treat patients with a bleeding disorder. The project will extend over a period of 5 years, starting in December 2019. Project management will start in September 2019.

As project manager you work directly with the project team, consisting of the principal investigator, Dr. Marjon H. Cnossen, associate professor of the Department of Pediatric Hematology at Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam and three advisors. You are responsible for the administrative, organisational, dissemination of results, financial aspects of the consortium, as well as the (scientific) reporting.

Qualifications and skills

A Master Degree or equivalent is requested, preferably in the field of Biological or Health sciences or with proven work experience in the biomedical field. A PhD degree is an advantage. You have excellent Dutch and English (written and spoken) skills. Demonstrated experience in preparation and/or management of research networks at a national and/or European level is an advantage. You have excellent organisational skills, are effective in multi-tasking and can work under pressure. You are flexible, enjoy working in an independent and pro-active manner in a dynamic environment and have the ability to learn novel skills easily.

You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to move between the scientific and managerial level. This is essential in order to liaise with the different stakeholders in this project. Knowledge of social media and digital technology are an advantage.

Being able to present a certificate of good conduct, a valid proof of identity, diploma's and/ or relevant registration such as BIG/ RGS are conditions for the appointment.

Terms of employment

The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 4.361,- (scale 10), depending on your level of education and relevant experience and based on a full-time working week of 36 hours. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Medical Centers (CAO UMC).

Information and application

For more information please contact Dr. Marjon H. Cnossen, principal investigator of SYMPHONY, associate professor of Pediatric Hematology, phone number:+31 (0)6 242 728 78. For queries regarding your application, please contact Jerry Chandansingh, Recruiter, phone number: +31 (0)6 500 310 06.

If you are excited by the thought of this position and would like to apply, please do so by using the application form on our website.

Job interviews will start in per August 5th, 2019. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Dr. Marjon H. Cnossen earlier.

No agencies please.