We expect you to be aware of the developments regarding European research grant programmes (especially Horizon Europe), and to proactively identify opportunities and develop projects. You will mainly focus on the collaborative grants for the clusters of Pillar 2 and Pillar 3 of Horizon Europe.
The tasks falling under this position will in any case include:
actively following the developments of European research grant programmes, especially Horizon Europe
providing colleagues, researchers, and other stakeholders at the UG with broad information about these programmes
organizing training courses on the acquisition of European subsidies, and giving such courses where appropriate
identifying, highlighting, and taking advantage of opportunities to develop projects
actively looking for opportunities for multidisciplinary projects and bringing international teams together to write proposals
co-writing proposals where appropriate
working closely with the University’s lobbyist
building and maintaining an internal and external network with relevant individuals and groups
providing management information and policy advice to the Board of the University.
In order to perform well in this position, we are looking for someone with:
an academic working and thinking level
relevant work experience in the field of grant support and acquisition, preferably with the acquisition of EU grants and grants for (international) consortia
excellent command of the English and Dutch languages
a feeling for (administrative) relations within a complex organization
an enterprising, customer-oriented attitude, and a team mentality
good analytical skills and good writing skills in English.
The University of Groningen provides high-quality teaching and research, is internationally oriented, respects differences in ambitions and talents, actively collaborates with businesses, government organizations, and citizens, and is ranked among the top 100 European universities.
Within the Office of the University of Groningen, the Research & Funding Department plays a central role in obtaining European subsidies for research. Its staff provide information and individual advice on relevant schemes and support the preparation of applications. They are also the point of contact for faculty support staff and policy officers. The department cooperates closely with the financial and legal departments as well as with the Talent Development Team.
Conditions of employment
We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
a minimum salary of €2,836 (salary scale 10) to a maximum of €5,211 (salary scale 11) gross per month for a full-time position a full-time position (1.0 FTE)
a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
The appointment is for a period of one year. If the candidate performs well, the position may be made permanent. The position is currently classified under the UFO profile of Knowledge Valorization Officer.
Starting date: as soon as possible.
Do you want to become a member of our team? Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:
letter of application
You can submit your application until 20 October 11:59pm / before 21 October 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/