Two team members for Strategic Research Support at BRIC, KU
Two team members for Strategic Research Support at BRIC, KU
The Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen is looking for two colleagues for pre-award grant support and Marie S. Curie project management.
Do you have a scientific background and project management experience from a national or international research environment, then you may be the colleague we are looking for. We offer a job working closely with BRIC’s researchers, with collaborations in and outside of Denmark and good possibilities to develop professionally.
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 as cancer, neurological and metabolic disorders. We also count eight core-facilities and a locally placed administration and research support team. We offer a workplace with ambitious goals and an international, diverse and open work environment.
We are seeking two colleagues to join BRIC’s Strategic Research Support team. The core of each position is within BRIC’s well-developed pre-award grant support. This involves close interactions and collaboration with BRIC’s researchers to understand their research interests and match them with potential funding sources. Also, each position will include project management of an EU project – either the Marie S. Curie project LEAD, focusing on talent development in the transition from postdoc to PI, or the Marie S. Curie project GetRadi, which is a collaborative PhD-programme with partners in six countries, focusing on gene therapy of rare diseases. The role of professional research managers and administrators are becoming increasingly acknowledged and besides side-by-side training at BRIC, training opportunities for the role is available through a number of national and international organisations (e.g. DARMA and EARMA). The primary responsibilities include:
- Perform pre-award grant support, including coordination of peer reviews and giving application feedback
- Give strategic advice to our group leaders and postdocs on national and international funding opportunities
- Help develop larger applications for the European Research Council, the Innovation Foundation Denmark, the National Research Foundation etc.
- Co-develop new applications to EU with focus on the Marie S. Curie programme (partner matchmaking, write specific sections, help illustrate the applications etc.)
- Potentially organise grant writing workshops for postdocs
- Represent BRIC in the grants working group in the European EU-LIFE alliance counting 15 top European research institutes
- Together with the grant holder ensure successful implementation of the project
- Engage recruited fellows, partners and relevant stakeholders in project activities
- Organize project events, meetings, workshops, and other activities
- Ensure timely reporting of high quality
- Oversee science-related aspects such as Open Science, ethics, data management etc
- Manage the content of the project websites, social media and ensuring dissemination and communication of project results to relevant stakeholders and the general public
- Liaise with the University Research Support office and the EU Project Officer
Additional tasks may include publication registration, mapping of research indicators, engaging in research evaluations and development of strategy reports. Travelling for EU-LIFE meetings and GetRadi consortia meetings a few times per year.
The Strategic Research Support office
You will be part of BRIC’s Strategic Research Support office. We are a diverse team with a broad portfolio of tasks, supporting BRIC’s overall strategy. You will work both independently with own responsibility areas and as part of the whole team to solve cross-going activities. On a daily basis, we work in three sub-teams with three main responsibility areas: Communication (2 communications officers) Grant support (the two posted positions), and PhD training programmes (2 PhD programme coordinators). Across the team, we act as project managers of externally funded national and international projects, and represent BRIC in working groups in the EU-LIFE alliance.
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, balanced by more quiet periods.
We are looking for two motivated and enthusiastic colleagues with a good understanding of biomedical research and with the following experience and competences:
- Preferably PhD degree in biomedical research or related fields
- Research experience at e.g. postdoc level from an international environment
- Experience with attraction of competitive funding, either personally or in a support position
- Experience with establishing and managing collaborations, partnerships, or consortia
- Experience in project management of European or other international grants and/or in organizing scientific meetings, training events, or alike is desirable
- Analytical, proactive and with a problem-solving attitude
- Excellent communication skills in English (written as well as verbal) and an ability to explain complex concepts in simple and convincing terms
- Well-organized with both a helicopter perspective and attention to detail
- Service-minded, open and able to build trust
- 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, as e.g. our web CMS
Furthermore, to be successful in the position, it is crucial that you have a good organisational understanding and can work with different stakeholders.
Salary and terms of employment
Depending on your experience level and qualifications, you will be permanently employed as a Academic officer/Fuldmægtig or Special advisor/Specialkonsulent 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). Salary according to experience level. There will be the possibility of negotiation of supplementary qualifications. The weekly working time is 37 hours. Expected start of position is 1 May 2023.
Application including cover letter, CV and documentation for relevant education is submitted electronically via the link “Apply for the position” below.
Deadline for application is 19 March 2023, 23:59 CET. Interviews are expected to take place 22-24 March.
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.