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Project Manager at Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon

  • 31 Aug 2016
  • Snekkersten, Denmark
The Eriksholm Research Centre is seeking to fill a 3-year temporary position starting in November 2016 as Project Manager. Eriksholm Research Centre is part of Oticon – learn more at
You will be based at the Eriksholm Research Centre, Denmark, about 40 km north of Copenhagen. Here you will be part of the vibrant Eriksholm research team, driving innovative applied research for all divisions of William Demant.
About the position

We have been successful in receiving a 3-year grant from the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 call topic “Big Data and Public Health Policies”. The Project Consortium includes 13 Partners across Europe and Eriksholm Research Centre Research Area Manager Niels Henrik Pontoppidan is Coordinator for the Consortium.
The project requires effective multi-site project management, including coordination between Partners, efficient communication with the European Commission and clear, proactive dissemination of project findings to a diverse range of stakeholders. We seek a Project Manager to help the Coordinator with these important tasks. You do not require in-depth scientific knowledge in the fields of research, but a research education (PhD) and previous experience with EU projects is an asset. Your focus will be on Project Management, including follow up on time and resource plans, budgets, and deliverables/content. You will be the right hand of the Coordinator, ensuring the successful completion of the project.
Your working days will be truly diverse. You will:
  • Coordinate and manage communication with Project Officer, Managers (Scientific, Technical, Quality, Finance, Dissemination, Exploitation, and Ethics Managers), Work Package Leaders, and Partners:
  • Collect and review information from Partners on progress, time schedules, deliverables, and use of budget
  • Prepare recurring reports to the EU Project Officer on progress and budget
  • Travel to Partners for review and coordination meetings as needed
  • Oversee the progress of the project according to the Grant Agreement
  • Ensure that Partners act in accordance with the procedures set out by the European Commission and agreed in the Consortium
  • Run the review processes and follow up on milestones and deliverables
  • Organise and run meetings, including annual Project Meetings and Advisory Board Meetings
  • Organise and run mid-term review (if/when called by EU Project Officer)
  • Manage internal governance
  • Progress reporting to Eriksholm Research Centre management
  • Manage project finances, including funding of Project Partners
In addition to the tasks within the project, you may also contribute to:
  • Write grant applications at the Eriksholm Research Centre
  • Advance research projects at the Eriksholm Research Centre through specific and relevant tasks
Your background

You have significant experience with multi-site project management – preferably of EU projects. You have excellent computer skills and are familiar with computer solutions that integrate the work of multiple sites. We welcome applicants with MSc or PhD in natural sciences or applied sciences (e.g., engineering). Skills and experience in computer science will be an asset.
As a person, you thrive in a dynamic environment with numerous stakeholders. You are comfortable working in an international environment and communicate, argue and present your opinions in a strong and convincing way. When challenges arise, you keep focused and lead the way. You are used to working according to processes, and you are highly skilled in planning and structuring your work. You show strong negotiation skills and are not afraid in standing up for your points. Furthermore, you are a great team player, able to reach goals together with others. We are looking for a proactive, dynamic person, who finds it easy to establish and maintain personal relations across a large organization and with multiple interfaces.
In summary, we are looking for a Project Manager with as many as possible of the following competencies:
  • Project management (preferably EU projects) and negotiation skills
  • Experience with multi-site research projects
  • Verbal and written English communication, including non-technical writing (EU reports)
  • Horizon 2020 governance processes
  • Administrative skills, including budget reporting
Want to join the Eriksholm Research Centre?

If this opportunity appeals to you, then submit your application as soon as possible and no later than August 31, 2016. Please include the following documents: Letter of motivation and CV including a list of publications.
If you would like to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact Niels Henrik Pontoppidan, Research Area Manager for Advanced Algorithms on +45 4829 8927, from August 1, 2016 onwards.
Please apply through our e-recruitment system by visiting our career site:
About Eriksholm

Eriksholm pursues audiological discoveries with the potential to significantly enhance end-user benefits in future hearing care. We work in close collaboration with academic research institutions, clinicians and end-users, and being part of Oticon ensures that our scientific insights are applied in solutions that empower people with hearing loss.

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