Scientific officer for strategic research support at KU
Scientific officer for strategic research support at KU
The Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen looks for a scientific officer to join BRIC’s Strategic Research Support office.
If you have a scientific background, knowledge of biomedical research and project management experience from a national or international academic environment, you may be the colleague we are looking for. We offer a position with possibilities to grow and develop professionally, vareity in your tasks and collaborations in and outside the center.
BRIC is a research centre of excellence, focusing on disease-oriented biomedical research and is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. BRIC hosts 21 independent research groups that perform basic and translational research aimed to understand diseases like cancer, neurological and metabolic disorders. We also count eight core-facilities and a locally placed administrative and research support team. We offer a work place with ambitious goals and a diverse and open work environment.
The Strategic Research Support office
You will be part of the Strategic Research Support office, currently counting five members plus the head of office. We are a diverse team with a broad portfolio of tasks, directly supporting BRIC’s overall strategy. On a dialy basis, we work in three sub-teams with three main responsibility areas: Communication (2 communications officers) pre-award grant support (1 senior scientific officer + the current position), and PhD programmes (2 PhD programme coordinators).
We also act as project managers of larger national and international projects, as eg H2020/HeU Marie S. Curie training programs and represent BRIC in the EU-LIFE alliance counting 15 top European research institutes.
We work closely with BRIC’s research group leaders, postdocs and PhD-students and also carry out leadership support. We have an informal and open team environment, and you will have the opportunity to develop own ideas/co-create ideas in the team. We often work with fixed deadlines and therefore run fast in periods. This is balanced by more quiet periods and focus on work-flexibility and work-life balance.
You will work both independently with own responsibility areas and as part of the whole team to solve cross-going activities. Especially, you will work closely with the senior scientific officer in the sub-team on pre-award grant support.
Your primary responsibilities will include:
- Perform pre-award grant support, including coordination of peer reviews and giving application feedback
- Give strategic advise to researchers on national and EU funding opportunitites
- Perform workshops for postdocs applying for EU grants
- Develop and coordinate center and researcher evaluation processes
- Be responsible for research registration and mapping of research indicators
- Perform leadership support to BRIC’s management team, hereunder act as secretary for the research group leader forum, prepare analyses and reports
- Potentially engage in post-award project management of larger national or international projects (e.g., EU or IFD projects)
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic colleague with a good understanding of biomedical research and with the following competences and experience:
- PhD level, preferentially with postdoc experience
- Experience with attraction of competitive funding, either personally or in a research support position
- Experience with establishing and facilitate collaborations, partnerships or consortia
- Experience with project/process management
- Strong abilities for developing and managing processes and projects
- Analytical and critical thinking
- Highly structured and well-organized
- Service-minded, open and able to build trust
- Excellent communication skills in English (written as well as verbal)
- Good team player, who actively engage in building collegial relationships across the organisation (admin colleagues, research group leaders, early career researchers etc.)
- Competences in Office 365 and the ability to learn new administrative support systems
Experience from a research support position, including experience with registration and evaluation of research and knowledge of the Danish and European funding landscape is a strong advantage, but not a requirement. Furthermore, to be successful in the position, it is crucial that you are proactive, have a good organisational understanding and can work with different stakeholders. Knowledge of Danish is an advantage.
Salary and terms of employment
You will be permanently employed as a Specialkonsulent/Special Advisor made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). There will be the possibility of negotiation of supplementary qualifications. The weekly working time is 37 hours. Expected start of position is 1 March 2023.
Deadline for application is 15 January 2023, 23:59 CET
For further questions please contact Head of Office Katrine Sonne-Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.