(Junior) Grant Advisor (1,00 fte) for the Research Support Office of the School of Business and Economics

Maastricht University
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:€ 5.439
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Job description

As a grant advisor, you will support the academic staff of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) in acquiring grants and other (financial) resources to carry out their research plans and ideas. The grant advisor position offers sufficient potential to grow and further develop – matched to the candidate's talents and ambitions. You will be part of a group of enthusiastic colleagues that form the Research Support Office of SBE.

In addition to supporting the academic staff in acquiring grants, the Research Support Office supports and advises the two Graduate Schools (GSBE and GSX) of SBE, which are responsible for the SBE research policy and its implementation. As a Graduate School, GSBE is also responsible for the training and supervision of PhD students, for education in the context of the research masters and for the quality control of, among other things, the PhD and research master's program.

What will you do?

  • Identify available relevant funding opportunities in the Netherlands and Europe.
  • Carry out, proactively or upon request, funding scans on SBE-relevant topics.
  • Inform researchers about grant opportunities and translate these into concrete opportunities for projects.
  • Support and advice researchers in developing grant applications (administrative, process wise and reviewing).
  • Review contents and administrative aspects of funding proposals, in the light of relevant subsidy criteria and policy documents.
  • Initiate, follow-up and complete internal approval procedures.
  • Provide information sessions to researchers, within SBE or UM wide, for the purpose of raising awareness of funding and tender opportunities, lowering the 'threshold' and increasing the chances of success of proposals.
  • Think along with and inspire academic staff.
  • Contribute to the SBE policy in the field of funding acquisition.
  • Maintain contacts with and consult funding providers. Maintain (inter)national networks, directly or indirectly related to funding acquisition.
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    Job requirements

  • You have obtained an MSc diploma (or similar) in a study relevant to the position, and have an academic working and thinking level.
  • You have affinity with the academic world or a research sector and you have relevant work experience in a complex administrative organization.
  • You have excellent oral and written skills, both in Dutch and in English.
  • Demonstrable experience with subsidy acquisition and with advising researchers in grant application, in particular with the NWO Talent Program, is an advantage.
  • Competences

  • We are looking for a candidate with an entrepreneurial attitude, strongly process and result-oriented, socially skilled, who can perform under pressure, who works organized, is creative and eager to learn and has a proactive and independent work attitude.
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    Conditions of employment

    Fixed-term contract: one year, with the possibility of a permanent contract afterwards based on a mutual match and good performance.

    Working conditions

    We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally oriented organization where students receive inspiring education and scholars conduct excellent research.

    The position is classified in UFO-profile “Employee Knowledge Valorization” level 4 or in level 3. Classification takes place depending on relevant education, training and experience.

    Your salary will depend on your experience and your skills and range between Scale 10 or 11 of CAO-NU (2.960,- and € 5.439,-gross per month).

    Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

    Other secondary conditions include a pension scheme (ABP), extensive leave entitlements, commuting allowance, parental and partner leave, UM selection model, sports facilities and more.

    The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplement with local UM provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website www. maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM


    Employer Maastricht University

    Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. For more information, visit www. maastrichtuniversity.nl.


    Department The School of Business and Economics

    The School of Business and Economics (SBE) is one of the youngest faculties of business and economics in the Netherlands. It has a distinctive international profile and is Triple Crown accredited. It provides high-quality education and conducts excellent research with an international perspective. SBE strongly believes in creating close collaborations with its academic partners and societal stakeholders, its students and alumni, and with businesses and organizations in the Limburg Euregion, the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world.

    Information on the School of Business and Economics is available on our website: www. maastrichtuniversity.nl/sbe.


    Additional information

    Any inquiries about the position may be addressed to dr. Christoph Meng, head of the Research Support Office, [email protected]

    To apply at this vacancy, press the button ‘apply now' to see the application procedure.

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