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Project Manager and Proposal Writer for SDU (Odense)

  • 06 Oct 2020 09:19
    Message # 9286180
    DARMA Student (Administrator)

    Experienced Project Manager and Proposal Writer

    Do you want to manage research projects from pre-award through post-award? Do you have an interest in working with science? And do you have a natural talent for stakeholder management, communication and grant writing? Then we have the perfect job for you!

    We are looking for a motivated “Project Manager and Proposal Writer” to assist the project coordinator of our large research projects and writing of future funding bids.

    Job description:

    As part of the External Relations Team of the Faculty of Science, SDU you will work as project manager and proposal writer.

    As project manager you will be responsible for the recently funded ITN Project RecaP and the ERA-net Biodiversa project NordSalt for the next four years, and your main activities will be to:

    • Implement and take responsibility for the operational management of the project and research and training network
    • Liaise with the project officers, SDU administrative staff, academic and industry partners
    • Take care of the dissemination of project results and outcomes (incl. website management, social media)
    • Organize project training events
    • Liaise and report to the EU project officer which includes preparation of periodic scientific and financial reports.

    As proposal writer your main activities will be to:

    • Write, edit and comment proposals
    • Develop application plans and strategies for individual researchers and groups
    • Collect knowledge and take care of the dissemination of funding opportunities
    • Develop guides
    • Participate actively in presenting and organizing information meetings and workshops.

    Your competences

    The ideal candidate will have project management experience (European or national), in particular experience with Marie Skłodowska Curie ITNs and ERA-nets is an advantage. Your experience will span from project funding, administration, coordination and management of our projects.

    • Experience in fundraising and research management in a university, consultancy, or other research institute
    • Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills including ability to meet strict deadlines, prioritise and multi-task across a portfolio of projects (with minimal supervision)
    • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) including strong reporting and presentation skills
    • Impeccable attention to details and rigor, results-oriented, problem-solving attitude, flexibility and ability to take own initiatives
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and an excellent communicator. Danish language skills are a plus.

    Preferably you have a background within a life or natural science discipline (such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics). Furthermore, you have a PhD or equivalent qualification, ideally with research experience.

    You are enthusiastic, a team player, supportive and highly flexible to meet the variety of work. Due to the specificity of the projects and funding programmes, with strict application deadlines, and “last-minute projects” there are peak periods where you must be able and willing to work longer hours.

    We offer:

    We offer you a motivating and exciting position with ample potential for personal development at the Faculty of Science at SDU, a faculty characterized by ambition, commitment and an informal and flexible working environment. You will also work locally in close collaboration with strong scientific environments. You will become part of a newly formed External Relations Team that bridges project management, policy intelligence, liaison with funders, capacity building, leadership support with hands-on grant writing.

    SDU offers an attractive work-life balance, a competitive salary* with the option for qualification allowance, a full-time position (37h/week), frequent trainings and personal development.

    We strongly encourage European experts to apply for these positions. SDU and the Region of Southern Denmark provide excellent repatriation services, language courses, day-care and international schools, and a strong and growing international community.

    The External Relations Team is part of the Dean’s office with around 30 colleagues including study-administration, communication and costing teams. The Faculty of Science consists of four departments: Biology; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Mathematics and Computer Science; and Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy. The faculty hosts 500 employees and 2000 students.

    Contact Team Leader Harald Hasler-Sheetal (tel.: +45 9350 7425; e-mail: for more information.

    * Salary and employment conditions in relation to educational background and applicable collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

    First round of interviews is expected to take place in week 46, and the second round of interviews is expected to take place in 48, if necessary. Fist round of interviews by telecom is an option for candidates not based in Denmark.

    Expected job start is 1 January 2021 or soon thereafter.

    Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We recommend that you read how to apply before you apply.

    The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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