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    Grant and Research Advisors (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

    Grant and Research Advisors

    • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
    • Gross monthly salary: € 3,807 - € 5,211
    • Nijmegen School of Management
    • Required background: Research University Degree
    • Application deadline: 24 October 2021

    As one of our Grant and Research Projects Advisors you will be part of the IMR Research Services team. Your duties will include providing advice on individual and collaborative grants to individual researchers and groups of researchers (in close collaboration with the central Radboud University department of Academic Affairs), setting up and maintaining internal information channels on talent scouting, successful grant acquisition and general research information.

    You will also team up with researchers in developing academic and societal partner networks through facilitating consortium and network meetings and by identifying research communication opportunities. You will also be involved in post-award programme management activities concerning projects that have been awarded, such as organising consortia meetings, workshops, and supporting mid-term progress reports.

    You will work in close collaboration with the financial and personnel departments of the Nijmegen School of Management (Radboud University). Your work will be supervised and coordinated by the Director of Research/Head of IMR Research Services. As the IMR Research Services team is also involved in valorisation, research ethics and research data management, and quality reviews of the institute, new members of the team are expected to bring in or develop expertise on some of these fields. Differentiation of responsibilities and duties amongst the three positions will be decided by IMR in consultation with the selected candidates.


    • You have at least 3 years of relevant experience with providing advice on national and international collaborative grant schemes and/or individual research grants.
    • Preferably, you have a PhD degree and proven research experience in funded projects.
    • You have an extensive network in areas relevant to IMR's research.
    • You are well-informed about trends in the international funding landscape and financial arrangements.
    • You have strong interpersonal skills in order to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of colleagues and others within and beyond the University, including academic and professional service staff and external research partners, funders and stakeholders.
    • You are an autonomous, proactive, result-oriented team player with network skills.
    • You are able to handle multiple project proposals at different stages simultaneously on tight deadlines.
    • You have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    We are

    The Institute of Management Research (IMR), part of the Nijmegen School of Management (NSM), is looking for three Grant and Research Projects Advisors to assist IMR researchers in applying for individual and collaborative research grants.

    The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic centre of research and higher education, focusing on institutional and managerial issues within complex organisations and societies. NSM has approximately 5000 students, and employs 330 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics, working in seven disciplines: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics and Business Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Environment, Human Geography, and Spatial Planning.

    Our researchers also work together in a number of interdisciplinary Hot Spots: Europeanisation of Policy and Law, Gender and Power in Politics and Management, Global-Local Divides and Connections, Governance and Innovations in Social Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Business Ecosystems, and Integrated Decision Making. Under the motto 'Responsible Government for Sustainable Societies', IMR focuses on academic research into the development, design and effectiveness of the public and private structures that regulate, govern or manage human interactions.

    The Grant and Research Project Advisors will be members of the IMR Research Services team. The team includes a number of grant and research project advisors, a data steward, a research performance information specialist, a doctoral officer, and a management assistant. The team is headed by the Director of Research.

    Radboud University
    We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

    We offer

    • Employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
    • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,807 and a maximum of €5,211 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11).
    • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
    • It concerns a temporary employment for one year, with the possibility of a permanent contract.
    • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
    • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
    Additional employment conditions
    Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

    Would you like more information?

    For questions about the position, please contact Dr Rudie Trienes, Director of Research at +31 24 361 58 94 or Alternatively, you can contact Dr Jan-Kees Helderman, Vice-Dean of Research at +31 24 361 20 31 or

    Practical information and applications

    You can apply until 24 October 2021, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Dr Rudie Trienes. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
    • Letter of motivation.
    • CV.
    The first round of interviews will take place on Tuesday 2 and Thursday 4 November. You would preferably begin employment on 1 December 2021.

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