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Student voor / Internship project manager UMCG Research BV

DepartmentInternships and thesis
Work locationGroningen
Apply no later than04 August 2019

Working environment

Support the design of research projects and the writing of (EU) grant proposals.

University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and it is the biggest employer in the North of the country. A staff of over 12, 000 people work in patient care and in leading medical research, focusing on ‘healthy ageing´. The Research BV, which is part of the UMCG, is a team of 13 people, among them directors, project managers, staff assistant, financial administrators/officers from different backgrounds and with different nationalities. We are located in Groningen, Netherlands, known as the City of Talent: “Here is space for talent. Space for learning, for working and for growing. For further personal development and making the best of yourself. And there is room for living, sports and entertainment. There’s no place like Groningen.” The UMCG Research BV supports researchers and companies with applications for research grants, managing research projects and establishing public-private partnerships. We provide administrative, financial, legal and project management services in an environment that is demand-driven, service-focused, flexible and solution-oriented

Main questions
Many steps are involved in turning an idea into a new product, invention or research collaboration. Project management are the key to achieving your goals efficiently through leadership, time-investment, know-how, administration, connections and calculated risk-taking. However, obtaining funding to realize research projects can be quite challenging, especially in today’s uncertain economic climate. The competition for funds is tough: prestigious European grants usually involve substantial funding, international multi-partner collaborations, and numerous administrative procedures. The larger the project the more complex is the organization of grant development and the management of the different work packages. Therefore, the need for highly motivated and capable people is huge. As an intern Junior Project Manager you will work within a team of seven project managers and focus on initiating and supporting grant applications and the sharing of knowledge on this subject. This support includes the entire process of a grant writing, i.e. identifying together with the researcher the most promising grant provider, bringing together and coordinating the consortium, advice on the structure of the grant application, partially co-writing and commenting on 'draft' research proposals. You will be working 36 hours per week. You might also be involved in post-award project management.

Job description

  • Proactively inform researchers about funding opportunities and encouraging partnerships for large-scale and / or interdisciplinary research programs.
  • Give advice to researchers on the preparation and submission of proposals and the accompanying subsidy trajectories.
  • Plan and coordinate the application process with all stakeholders.
  • Collect, analyse , summarize and present information on grant applications and share it with the team.
  • Prepare for and write part of project proposals for grant application, with specific focus on the impact, management, implementation, communication and disseminations sections.

What do we need

  • Being a master student in (European project) management, business or international relations.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Some knowledge and any previous experience in national, regional and/or European project management are appreciated.
  • Team player but autonomous when performing tasks.
  • Self-motivated person, meticulous, consistent, reliable, service- and result-oriented.
  • Good communication skills.

The duration of this full-time internship will be 6 months.
If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send your CV and motivation letter before the 15th of July 2018. Interviews through skype will take place on Thursday 19th of July 2018.

What do we offer

  • Gain a valuable practical experience in pre-award project management.
  • Work in a service-driven, dynamic, flexible, international and team environment.
  • Develop professional and personal skills (adaptability, responsibility, pro-active approach).
  • Take initiatives within a learning environment.

Workspace with equipment will be provided.

  • Internship agreement with the UMCG.
  • Excellent coaching at the UMCG.
  • Scientific working climate.
  • Consultation hour once a week at the Student Office of the UMCG for intervision, questions and support.
  • Nestor: an electronic learning environment for graduating students with information, links, tips and tricks that can help you during graduation & internship at the UMCG.

More information

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