European Project Manager

Universities and Institutes of France


October 15, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: CEA
  • Research Field: Biological sciences Chemistry Management sciences Medical sciences Pharmacological sciences
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 15/10/2022 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › Gif-sur-Yvette
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 39
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/02/2023
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: HE / MSCA
  • Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number: 101072780
  • General description

    The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is recruiting a Project Manager (PM) in charge of administrative and organizational aspects of the ISOBIOTICS Doctoral Network recently granted by the Horizon Europe program (02/2023 to 01/2027). ISOBIOTICS (Isotopic Labeling of Biotherapeutics) aims at training a new generation of 10 (+1) biological chemists for the isotopic labeling of biological drugs, the proportion of which is constantly growing in the pharmaceutical market. It gathers 2 academic (CEA and Ludwig Maximilian Universität München) and 3 industrial (Sanofi, AstraZeneca, ChemPrecise) beneficiaries, and 8 associated partners spread over 5 European countries (FR, DE, SE, PT, DK), and United-Kingdom.

    The applicants must have a Master degree in project management or science (chemistry/biochemistry/biology).

    Management of ISOBIOTICS will be achieved in close relation with the Project Coordinator (Dr. Christophe Dugave) inside the Molecular Labeling and Bio- organic Chemistry Unit (SCBM) of the JOLIOT Institute, at CEA/Saclay (part of the Paris-Saclay university cluster) which is located at 30 km south of Paris (accessible by subway lines and highways).


  • Managing the day-to-day operational aspects of the ISOBIOTICS project;
  • Having a clear picture of the project's deliverables and timelines, to ensure coordination among partners and timely delivery of projects outputs;
  • Ensuring completion of project documentation, keeping it updated and correctly filed;
  • Assisting Project's Partners for correct administrative implementation;
  • Keeping track of the project's budget / expenditure (Total budget about 2.7 M€);
  • Ensuring proper communication between the 5 beneficiaries and 8 associated partners and with the different boards, the EU Project Officer and CEA administrative departments;
  • Organizing project meetings, trainings sessions, and secondments for 11 PhD students and all related events (lectures, facility visits, e-trainings etc);
  • Following-up exploitation, dissemination and open science actions;
  • Implementing communication actions (Newletters writing, project's website update, interviews, public engagement etc.);
  • Preparing (when necessary) amendments to the grant agreement.
  • Benefits
  • Opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution;
  • High-quality working and life environment;
  • Free transportation from most of surrounding cities to CEA, public transport interconnection;
  • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications (Gross: 2200-2800 € + 10 % job risk allowance);
  • 23 RTT days (additional days off due to extended worktime (39 hrs/week instead of 35): 10 fixed, 13 free;
  • Maximum duration of the contract: 50 months starting from February 1st 2023 (48-month project + 2 months).
  • Eligibility criteria

    The candidate must not have worked at CEA (any research site) either as temporary or permanent employee (training and short internship excepted) due to legal limitations in France;

    Applications of candidates with higher qualification/experience (PhD, postdoc, extensive professional experience) will not be considered (Master degree only with maximum 4-year experience!).

    Selection process
  • Applications should include a CV, a letter of motivation, the names and email adresses of 2 distinct references and should be sent by email to:;
  • Deadline for applications: 15/10/2022 (first answers to candidates by the end of August 2022);
  • For more information: https: //
  • 1) Preliminary selection on CVs (with systematic reply, except when eligibility criteria are not satisfied);

    2) Email/phone interview of References;

    3) Interview(s) with the Coordinator (face-to-face when possible or teleconference).

    Additional comments

    Women's and men's applications will be examined with the same goodwill ( Gender balance policy ).

    Offer Requirements
  • Management sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent

    Pharmacological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Excellent

    FRENCH: Basic

  • Master degree in sciences and/or project management ( not higher qualification! Applications of fellows with higher degrees (PhD/postdoc) will not be considered );
  • Fluent English speaking and proficient writing required ;
  • Communication & organization skills, easy teamwork and good human contact appreciated.
  • Specific Requirements
  • No preliminary experience is requested (On-the-job training);
  • Knowledge of the H2020/Horizon Europe environment will be a plus (but not mandatory).
  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: CEA
  • Department: Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences (JOLIOT Institute)
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https: //
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: France
  • City: Gif-sur-Yvette
  • Postal Code: 91191
  • Street: Building 547 CEA/Saclay