Project Manager for External Scientific Research Projects

University of Amsterdam
November 27, 2022
Offerd Salary:€ 2,960
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Project Manager for External Scientific Research Projects

Faculty/Services: Faculty of Science

Educational level: higher vocational education/university

Function type: Support Staff

Closing date: 27 November 2022

Vacancy number: 10743

As the department of project management we are responsible for the day to day management of all externally funded research projects that are coordinated by the Faculty of Science. Our department continuously runs several projects and at the same time assists project leaders in acquiring new projects under their lead.

We are highly flexible in operating in both current running projects and in the constant acquisition rounds of proposals with external funders, mainly the European Commission, but also Dutch national funding agencies like NWO and RVO/ministries. We are highly service oriented towards the scientific staff, and always working towards solutions and positive results.

The Faculty of Science has been very successful in acquiring large consortium projects, as coordinator, and has defined a priority to maintain and possibly expand this position. Our department plays a key role in supporting this policy and realizing this ambition.

The application pressure is high and support to coordinating projects and proposals needs to remain on the highest possible level, which is why our department is looking for a project manager to reinforce the team to keep up with concrete project management duties and to assist all proposal writing efforts at a high quality level.


Project description

  • Day-to-day executive management of the relevant projects(s) and follow up on requirements set by the external funding organization;
  • Management of internal relations with project co-workers;
  • Management of legal, financial and administrative obligations of the projects, towards the funding organisation, the partners in the consortium and the UvA;
  • Prepare reports, both internal and external;
  • Financial management and reporting, in close cooperation with the UvA project administration;
  • Coordinate (the organization of) dissemination activities like workshops, website, conferences and publications; project meetings;
  • Maintain contacts with external stakeholders and act as first contact for the relevant projects;
  • Actively support research staff in the faculty in acquiring new projects, negotiate with potential funders and advise on funding opportunities and assist and contribute to proposal writing processes;
  • Contribute to the further enhancement and development of the department of project management, actively collaborate with and offer advise to colleagues.
  • We require /profile

  • Higher professional education or academic background, preferably in science. Experience with scientific research is an advantage;
  • Good knowledge of the Consortium grant schemes (NWA-ORC, Zwaartekracht, Horizon2020, Horizon Europe etc.);
  • Proven experience in project management and in writing project proposals, understanding subsidy schemes
  • Understanding of and experience with complex project administrative issues like finances, budgeting, procedures, legal issues, and organization.
  • Furthermore you:

  • are capable of operating both independently with own authority, based on knowledge, expertise and experience, as within a team where you are willing to handle each other's work where necessary;
  • are comfortable in preparing and handling financial reports, budgets and overviews, both for internal purposes, on the consortium level and for Funding Agencies;
  • have a creative mind in setting up new projects and converting ideas into practice;
  • demonstrate a service oriented attitude towards the goal of bringing more and better science to our Faculty. You are willing to perform both high and low level tasks in the relevant projects;
  • have good communicative skills, both in Dutch and English, and are capable of maintaining a high level, sometimes intercultural network.
  • About us

    The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 6,500, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.


    Do you have any further questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

    Jacco Konijn, Head of Project management

    T: +31 (0)6 13538282


    An initial one year contract for 32 to 38 hours per week, and upon a positive evaluation and available funding an extension for at least two more years.

    The salary, depending on relevant experience at former job positions, will be € 2,960 to € 5,439 (scale 10/11) gross per month, based on full-time employment (38 hours a week). These amounts are exclusive 8 % holiday allowance and 8,3 % end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling', may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

    Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Then find out more about working at the Faculty of Science.

    We additionally offer:

  • the opportunity to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams;
  • excellent opportunities for study and personal development;
  • an inspiring academic and international working environment @Science Park, Amsterdam.
  • Job application

    The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

    Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application before 28 November 2022

    You may apply online by using the link below.

    Applications should include a motivation letter and have a resume.

    The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

    If you encounter Error GBB451, reach out to our HR Department directly. They will gladly help you continue your application.

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