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Project Manager research consortium

We offer a 4-year Project Manager position to coordinate the operational, administrative and management activities of the recently funded Horizon Europe-MSCA project STOP SPREAD BAD BUGS. 
  • Closing date 12-10-2022
  • 37.22.22.TS
  • 32 - 36 hours
  • Research university
  • Research & Education

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  • Closing date 12-10-2022
  • 37.22.22.TS

Job description

STOP SPREAD BAD BUGS is a new multi-disciplinary research/training consortium built to combat the alarming problem of global antimicrobial resistance. The project aims to discover novel antimicrobial approaches to reduce multidrug resistant bacteria. The research includes carbohydrate and protein chemistry, computational modelling, in-vitro infection studies, and preclinical models. Dr. Unger is the coordinator of this European consortium that consists of 7 academic and 6 SME partners in the fields of drug development, infectiology, immunology and pharmacology, and that will attract 15 doctoral candidates.

The successful applicant will be central to the organization and management of the SSBB consortium.
Your activities include:

  • Monitor progression and compliance with deliverables and milestones and the consortium agreement.
  • Facilitate drafting ethical and data management plans and procedures.
  • Perform and facilitate reporting.
  • Communication within the consortium partners, the EU project officer and other stakeholders.
  • Organize consortium meetings and training programs for doctoral candidates.
  • Organize and facilitate outreach activities and communication to all stakeholders.
  • Maintain contact with technology transfer office (TTO) and finance department.
  • Facilitate and support consortium partners in practical issues such as appointment of personnel and (financial) reporting.

Work environment

A challenging position within the largest University Medical Center (UMC) in the Netherlands with high ambitions in the areas of care, education and research.

The successful applicant will be based at the Laboratory of Pediatrics, Erasmus MC, and work in the team of Dr. Wendy Unger.

As a research laboratory, the Pediatrics Laboratory is directly affiliated with the Sophia Children's Hospital. Our research focuses on studying disease in the developing child with a special focus on infection and the response of the developing immune system. There is a strong interaction with various clinical departments in the hospital, such as the departments of  Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Immunology, Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. This interaction allows discoveries from research to be quickly translated into practice but also vice versa to generate clinically relevant questions for new research goals.

Qualifications and skills

Required educational level: master or Ph.D. degree (or comparable) in the field of biological or health sciences.
Specific requirements:

  • Preferably 1-3 years experience with project management of national and European grants in the Life Sciences.
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in both spoken and written English.
  • Strong team player with excellent organizational skills.
  • Goal-oriented, organized, proactive, reliable and flexible.
  • You are able to function in an environment where deadlines are common.
  • Capable of translating complex information to an audience of non-experts.

Before you apply please check our conditions for employment.

Terms of employment

  • You will receive a temporary employment for 4 years,
  • The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 4.800 (scale 10), depending on your level of education and relevant experience, based on a fulltime working week of 36 hours. Parttime is negotiable.
  • Excellent fringe benefits, such as a 13th month that is already paid out in November and an individual travel expense package.
  • Pension insurance with ABP, we take care of approximately 2/3 of the monthly contribution.
  • Special benefits, such as an incompany physiotherapist and bicycle repairer. There is also a gym where you can work on your fitness after work.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Wendy WJ Unger, coordinator and head of the Infection&Immunity research group Laboratory of Pediatrics, +3110 704 46 54 or mail

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

No agencies please.

Application proces

Step 1 - Apply

Did we get you excited about this position? Submit your application through the application button. You will receive a confirmation of receipt from our recruiter right away.

Step 2 - Selection

Based on your application, we check to see if there is a fit between us. We will let you know as soon as possible whether you are invited for an interview.

Step 3 - Interview

You have been invited for an interview, great! In this first meeting we get to know each other and see if You can form an idea of the position, the department and Erasmus MC. If the interview goes well usually a second interview follows.

Step 4 - Offer and terms

It’s a match! Your future manager will discuss your salary and employment with you. You will also receive more information about our other terms of employment.

Step 5 - Getting started

Your first working day has come! We are more than happy to have you. Your new department will give you a warm welcome and provide you with all the information you need. Enjoy your job at Erasmus MC!

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Alexandra Goud

Alexandra Goud
Erasmus MC

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