Careers at UMC Utrecht
Vacancy number: 2021/0621
Apply to: January 31 2021
Education: University
Employment: Temporary position
Full-time/Part-time: 32 - 36 hours

You manage at least one H2020 R(I)A multi-partner project as project manager, and are familiar with the financial and non-scientific reporting. The 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 to support, monitor and guard a smooth, effective and timely execution of the project plan, its progress and its budget. You will assure compliance with the funding agency requirements, agreed contracts and EU policies. You work in close collaboration with the scientific project leader 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 UMCU project control. You coordinate 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 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 (RSO) team and the Global Health team within the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care. You report directly to the teamleader RSO and you will work closely with the Post-Award coordinator. Next to that, you work closely with the scientific project leaders 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 invest to expand our services. As you will work in two project management teams we envision that you will contribute to a closer collaboration and help building up the best practice in project management.


This position will be shared between The Research Office and Global Health team of the UMCU Julius Center

The Research office is part of the Corporate Staff of the University Medical Center Utrecht. It 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.

The Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care is one of the 11 divisions within the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) and has a specific interest in Real World Evidence principles and methods. The Julius Center aspires to an international leadership role in obtaining and disseminating knowledge in the field of health sciences and primary care medicine. It has acquired a leading position by focusing on three pillars: ground-breaking research, successful education programs and academic primary care. The Julius GlobalHealth group group aims to build human capacity and infrastructures to improve health, globally. Its key outcome areas of interest are cardiovascular and maternal child health and drugs as an essential intervention.


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 projects. 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. 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 and is structured and well organized. Good oral and written command of English and Dutch is required. You are capable of operating both independently with own authority, based on knowledge, expertise and experience, as well 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; you are willing to perform both high and low level tasks in the relevant projects; and are capable of maintaining a high level, intercultural network.
Depending on your experience, this position will be classified in salary scale 10-11 .This will be a temporary appointment for 1 year with the intention of extension..

The maximum salary for this position (32 - 36 hours) is € 5.383,00 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, post-award coordinator, phone number: 0655162347, e‑mail adress:

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