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Research Grants Manager til AU (Aarhus)

  • 04 Jul 2020 16:53
    Message # 9077385
    DARMA Student (Administrator)

    Institut for Biomedicin - Forskning og uddannelse, Skou-bygningen


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    • Institut for Biomedicin - Forskning og uddannelse, Skou-bygningen
      Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10
      8000 Aarhus C
    • Deltidsstilling
      25 timer pr. uge
      ID: 3810 

    The Department of Biomedicine at the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Research Grants Manager as per 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a permanent part time position (25 hours/week).

    We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand-new ‘Skou Building’ or similar, as we are in the process of modernizing our facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

    Your job responsibilities

    As Research Grants Manager, your primary tasks are to support the coordination of applications for major grant schemes and advise the Department’s management team on relevant funding opportunities. You will proactively identify suitable schemes and assist the preparation of grant proposals. In your daily work, you will thus have a close interaction with your competent colleagues.

    Your main tasks will consist of:

    • Department-wide pre- and post-award support
    • Identification of funding schemes and assignment of targeted programmes to according expert researchers at the Department
    • Proactively approaching researchers at the Department and assessing options for grant support
    • Facilitating the interconnection of labs with potential for collaborative research, to encourage cooperative efforts to tackle larger funding schemes
    • Time management from the opening of calls to the submission of the grant proposal
    • Editing of proposal texts, including assistance with pitching scientific content and methodology
    • Proofreading
    • Assistance with submission technicalities, e.g. online portals
    • Updating the Department website on grant application support (deadlines, time management, special calls)
    • Communicating with the University’s Research Support Office in matters of formal and budgetary application preparations
    • Co-developing a long-term funding strategy for the Department
    • Regularly reporting to the Deputy Head of Department for Research and the Department’s management team.

    You will report to the Deputy Head of Department for Research, Professor Søren Riis Paludan.

    Your competences 

    You have a background within a science or health science discipline, preferably Biomedicine or Biology. You further have a PhD or equivalent qualification, ideally with research experience. Apart from that, you are equipped with professional experience in fundraising and research management in a university or other research institute. You possess an extensive understanding of national and international research grant schemes. A track record of achievement in supporting the successful development and management of complex research grants and an understanding of the health and medical research sector environment and culture will be considered an advantage.

    As a person, you have good interpersonal skills, are friendly and helpful and able to contribute to a good work environment.

    We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

    Questions about the position

    If you have any questions about the position, please contact Deputy Head of Department for Research, Professor Søren Riis Paludan, phone: 2899 2066.

    Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

    We expect to conduct interviews in week 32. You may be given a case in connection with the interviews.

    Terms of employment

    Terms of employment and pay are regulated by the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the relevant organisation and collective agreement.


    Your application must include the following:

    • Motivated application
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Indication of education (a copy of the diplomas should be uploaded)
    • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the recruitment system

    We refer to the faculty’s Guideline for applicants.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

    The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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