Careers at UMC Utrecht
Vacancy number: 2021/0583
Apply to: January 31 2021
Education: University
Employment: Temporary position
Full-time/Part-time: 28 - 36 hours

You have run at least one H2020 R(I)A multi-partner project as project manager, including the execution of the project's financial and non-scientific reporting. Your main duties are: day-to-day project management of assigned projects by ensuring they are executed at the highest possible quality level. You are responsible for supporting, monitoring and guarding a smooth, effective and timely execution of the project plan, its progress and its budget. You will ensure compliance with the funding agency requirements, agreed contracts and EU policies. You will work as all-round project manager, which means you will also guide grant preparations and give implementation advice on proposals. Experience with both activities is a pre. You work in close collaboration with the scientific project leaders and other team members, as well as other support staff. You ensure a timely reporting on the scientific progress. You will perform financial management and reporting, in close cooperation with the UMC Utrecht project control. You manage all non-scientific, administrative, financial and contractual obligations and amendments of the projects, towards the funding organization, the consortium partners and UMC Utrecht. You will prepare, organize and follow-up project meetings and assist in (the organization of) dissemination activities like workshops, conferences and publications. You will perform both high and low level tasks in the relevant projects. You will maintain contacts with external stakeholders and act as first contact for the relevant projects. The project manager will become a member of the Research Support Office team within the Research Office. You report directly to the RSO team leader and you will work closely with the post-award coordinator. Additionally, you work closely with the scientific project leader(s) and the support staff at the division level. As our team is growing fast, we expect the selected candidate to be an involved team player, willing to invest and bring energy to the work place. Within this growing team you are willing to go the extra mile and invest to set up and expand our services.


The Research Office is part of the Corporate Staff of the University Medical Center Utrecht. The Research Office focuses on strategic advice on development, implementation and evaluation of science policy within UMC Utrecht. We address the local, regional, national and international positioning of the UMC Utrecht research. One of our tasks is to expand the network, as well as increase the knowledge base by training of researchers and support staff. By this, we contribute to UMC Utrecht's mission of stimulating high-quality research, supporting excellent researchers and increasing the recruitment capacity of UMC Utrecht. Therefore, advising and supporting researchers in finding valorization opportunities and supporting them with research and innovation grants belong to the tasks of the Research Office


You have a thorough knowledge of European funded research projects and you are well acquainted with the international funding landscape. You have experience in project management of complex international research & innovation projects, which are externally funded. In addition, you have knowledge and experience in the field of financial and legal aspects of EU Horizon 2020 grant projects. In your work you show initiative, you are service-oriented, an efficient communicator and able to establish and maintain interpersonal relations. You keep up to date to the latest funding information and changes. Your writing skills in both English and Dutch are excellent. You are flexible and have good organizational skills. Furthermore, you are able to prioritize and focus on results. We are looking for a colleague with an excellent ability to multitask and solve problems, who is pro-active, flexible and can judge independently, enjoys working in a team, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A professional and reliable person who can work in a multicultural environment and can establish and maintain harmonious cooperation in complex internal and external settings with diverse stakeholders. You are able to shift between tasks and keep oversight on priorities. You know when to align with other internal and external stakeholders. Our new colleague has good eye for detail, works structured and well organized Good oral and written command of English and Dutch is required. Familiarity and experience with laws and regulations concerning clinical trials is recommended. You are able to monitor and adapt consortium budgets when needed. You are capable of operating both independently with own authority, based on knowledge, expertise and experience, as well as within a team where you are willing to invest in a growing team. You are willing to travel abroad and to work with flexible work hours. In addition, you demonstrate a service-oriented attitude towards the researchers and are capable of maintaining a high level, intercultural network.
The maximum salary for this position (80-100%) is € 5.383,00 gross per month based on full-time employment (work week 36 hours). Depending on your experience, we will position this job in salary scale 10 or 11. This will be a temporary appointment for 1 year with the intention of extension.
In addition, we offer an annual benefit of 8.3%, holiday allowance, travel expenses and career opportunities. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Cao University Medical Centers (UMC).

The maximum salary for this position (28 - 36 hours) is € 4.615,00 gross per month based on full-time employment.

In addition, we offer an annual benefit of 8.3%, holiday allowance, travel expenses and career opportunities. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Cao University Medical Centers (UMC).

More information

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Merel Sondervan, Teamleider RSO, phone number: 0655162347, e‑mail adress:

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