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  • 16 May 2017 12:09 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Project Developer on Health Technology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU Norway

    The Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science and the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging are expanding their thematic research group on Health Technology for Active Ageing and Self-Management of Health with a full time position as Project Developer for three years, with possibility of renewal.

    For information on how to apply, as well as detailed information about the position, see the following page: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/138414/project-developer-on-health-technology.

    Deadline for Applications: June 6, 2017.

  • 17 Feb 2017 1:16 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Grant Advisor

    Luris is looking for a

    Grant Advisor (0.8-1.0 fte) Vacancy number 17-040

    Key responsibilities

    As Grant Advisor you will contribute to the development and maintenance of expert knowledge on research grants and innovation programmes. You will provide information to researchers, Leiden University support staff and administrators on relevant funding opportunities and policy developments. You will support researchers in their bid for funding and share best practices on proposal development. You will also contribute to the website, training courses, network events and other materials that support this. You must highly value the role that academic research has for society. You have great affinity with Social Sciences and Humanities research, and easily engage with scholars because of your background. You are a natural networker with great personal skills, with contacts in academia and relevant non-academic (e.g. cultural, industry, government, civil) circles. In addition, first-hand experience with inter sectoral collaborations is required; experience with suitable funding opportunities, such as HERA, H2020 Societal Challenges, (Dutch) Topsector funding, or other related funds are a plus. In your role as Grant Advisor, you will be required to support and further the organisation of large-scale, international research consortia. In addition, you will gather information on the formation of strategic alliances and collaborations in relation to the development of new funding instruments, and relay this to Leiden-based academics and local (faculty and departmental) support-officers. You will furthermore be required to deliver workshops on grant writing, consortium formation and knowledge utilization. You will work closely with the other Luris grant, legal, partnering and entrepreneurship advisors.

    Selection criteria

     university degree; research experience is an advantage; 

     background in the Social Sciences and/or Humanities;

      knowledge of research funding; 

     1-3 years’ experience in a research and innovation supporting role or consultancy work environment, particularly with the initiation and writing of proposals for collaborative projects; 

     excellent oral and writing skills in both Dutch and English. English native speakers should have the ability to acquire good Dutch oral and writing skills within a year; 

     excellent communication and consultancy skills; 

     service oriented; 

     good computing skills; 

     Important competencies: You are enthusiastic, inventive and results-oriented. You function well in multi-disciplinary teams, take initiative, and possess networking skills and an ability to motivate others. You also have the ability to effectively manage a broad range of projects with competing deadlines.

    Our organisation

    Luris supports scientists from Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in their ambition to have their knowledge impact on society at large. Luris helps to set up vigorous, dynamic new collaborations with business, societal partners, funding agencies and the government as well as seeking to optimise existing relationships with these external parties, thus enriching the research landscape in Leiden University and LUMC.

    Terms and conditions

    A fascinating job at the knowledge transfer office of an internationally renowned university. Appointment will be according to the terms of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (cao Nederlandse Universiteiten). The initial appointment will be for a period of one year with the opportunity for a renewal of at least one year. The salary will be determined by qualifications and experience, between the gross minimum of € 3,427,- and gross maximum of € 5,330.- per month, based on full-time employment (pay scale 11 or 12, cao NU).

    Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and endof-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. You can find the information on: http://workingat.leiden.edu/.


    Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


    Enquiries can be made to the Director of Grant Development, dr. Anke Klerkx, email j.h.e.m.klerkx@luris.nl, telephone +31 71 527 2618.


    Please send your motivation letter with the vacancy number and your cv no later than 2 March 2017 via email to mrs. Natasja Kaisiepo, at e-mail N.Kaisiepo@luris.nl. You will be notified on 3 March, whether you are invited for an interview on 13 March. The second interview will take place on 17 March.


  • 30 Jan 2017 9:30 AM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Impact Officer (Vacancy No:  001198)
    Research and Enterprise Office
    SOAS University of London
    £34,957 - £41,136 pa inclusive of London Allowance
    Closing Date:  5 February 2017

    SOAS is recruiting an Impact Officer to join our Research Information and Strategy team.  You will lead on the development and delivery of SOAS impact strategy, impact case studies and will support researchers across the School in improving the outcomes and recording and demonstrating the impact of their research.

    Further details and how to apply can be found here.

    SOAS is the only HEI in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East; uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, producing high quality outputs with great potential impact.

    www.soas.ac.uk/jobs  - Vacancy No. 001198

  • 26 Jan 2017 2:07 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    Head of the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office

    A vacancy has arisen in the Irish Universities Association for the Head of the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office, Ireland’s National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

    For further information: Head of IMSCO - Jan 2017.pdf

  • 21 Dec 2016 4:41 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    SOAS, University of London

    Research Funding Officer (Vacancy No:  001178)

    Research and Enterprise Office

    £34,957 - £41,136 pa inclusive of London Allowance

    Closing Date:  12 January 2016

    SOAS Research Office is seeking a Research Funding Officer to join our enthusiastic pre-award team. As Research Funding Officer, you will provide professional support and advice in the planning, costing and development of externally-funded research projects.  You will be a self-motivated, excellent communicator with research funding experience who can prioritise a demanding workload and deliver to deadlines.

    Further details and how to apply can be found here

    SOAS is the only HEI in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East; uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, producing high quality outputs with great potential impact.

    www.soas.ac.uk/jobs  - Vacancy No. 001178


  • 28 Jul 2016 4:00 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    Post Title: EARMA, Managing Director
    Post Duration: 3 years
    Reports to: EARMA Board
    Location: Belgium

    Position Summary

    The European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) is the professional association for research administrators and managers in Europe. Research managers and administrators are key players in research, and the profession is a fundamental component of the complete research process. EARMA is active in developing the research support profession through the provision of internationally recognised professional qualifications. Through the strength of its members, EARMA is a trusted partner in European research policy development.

    EARMA has circa 1,000 members split between institutional (80%) and ordinary (20%) membership categories across almost 40 Countries worldwide. The Chairman and five other Board members are elected by the membership. They each serve for two years (renewable once) and half of the Board places are available for election each year at the annual general assembly. The Association procures Secretarial Services and Professional Accounting and Conference Organising Services as required. About 5% of the active membership base, volunteer to serve on the Board, EARMA’s Working Groups or as Ambassadors.

    The role of EARMA’s Managing Director is to implement EARMA’s strategy over the next three years and to further enhance the reputation of EARMA as a quality provider of services to research managers and administrators.

    In addition to being responsible for strategy implementation the Managing Director will manage all day to day operational tasks including membership renewal, growth & development, delivery of membership services, implementation of the professional development programme, coordination of conferences, workshops & events and all internal & external communications.

    For further information please click here.

  • 28 Jul 2016 2:39 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Creative Exchange Manager

    Salary range: £36,560 - £41,480 per annum, inclusive of Inner London Weighting), subject to skills and experience
    Permanent Contract
    Full-time: 35 hours per week

    The Guildhall School of Music & Drama has an exciting opportunity for a Creative Exchange Manager to implement strategy, lead on the delivery of activities and identify new opportunities for innovation across the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

    The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is developing a new cross-departmental hub (interim title ‘creative exchange’) to undertake and promote innovative projects, which enhance artistic exchange between researchers, practitioners, students in Higher Education with arts organisations and the corporate sector. Current projects include the international Innovative Conservatoire Network (ICON), the Guildhall School Creative Entrepreneurs incubator, Mindfulness, Coaching & Mentoring, with further projects to be identified in the future.

    In order to facilitate current activity and to develop the opportunities available, the School is seeking an experienced manager. Working within the Research and Enterprise environment, the successful candidate will make an important contribution to the success of a world-class teaching and research establishment through the delivery of the aims and objectives of the new hub.

    Using your proven experience, preferably gained within the field of arts and humanities within a Higher Education establishment, and your demonstrable understanding of Higher Education innovation and international strategies, you will work with the Vice Principal and Director of Academic Affairs to manage and deliver new and current projects, ensuring their integration across departments.

    The successful candidate will be highly motivated and will have a demonstrable knowledge of the performing arts and the international environment.  It is essential you have proven experience of project management and delivery, managing budgets, and that you can write complex management reports, copy and proposals with confidence.  It is also important that you also have strong IT skills and some experience of staff management would be desirable.

    For more information regarding this role, including the Job Description, please view the Job Information Pack.

    To apply online please visit https://jobs.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

    Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 10th August 2016
    Interviews to be held: Wednesday 17th August 2016

    Alternatively, please contact the Corporate HR on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference GS301.  A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

    The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

  • 27 Jul 2016 12:04 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Senior enterprise project manager - Interim

    SOAS is investing into its enterprise activities. An exciting opportunity has come up to work with the Research and Enterprise Office at SOAS, University of London to support the enterprise unit develop and grow its income-generating activities.

     We are seeking a dynamic individual or organisation to support the existing enterprise team of 4 people for a period of up to 6 months, working on the ground with the team to build up contacts and increase the financial contribution from enterprise activities. This includes supporting operational activities, particularly large bids and business planning but also exploring and facilitating new opportunities both with regard to tailored business propositions and executive training. We are also anticipating the project manager will support the development of the enterprise portfolio as the team is growing.

    Expressions of interest are invited from professionals with extensive experience of identifying and developing opportunities in the area of knowledge exchange who are accustomed to working in the interface between business / government and academia and with a strong track record of securing new business. Individuals interested in this opportunity should respond with a CV and an explanation (maximum 2 pages A4) of what they can offer to SOAS Enterprise and why they would be a suitable candidate for this role. Responses from organisations should sketch out how they would approach the delivery, the cost of their services and include company profile information, details of relevant previous clients/projects including naming the individual(s) participating in the work.

    This could be an opportunity for someone already working in an HEI to be seconded to SOAS for the 6-month period.

     Deadline for expressions of interest: Tuesday 16th August, noon by email to silke.blohm@soas.ac.uk

     Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview during the week commencing Monday 29th August, with a view to work starting in September / October.

     See https://www.soas.ac.uk/enterprise/ for further information about current enterprise  activities at SOAS.

     If you have any questions please contact Silke Blohm on 020 7898 4005 or email silke.blohm@soas.ac.uk.

  • 27 May 2016 11:08 AM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)


    The ERA-NET CORE Organic is funding trans-national research in organic food and farming across European countries, and is about to start up its fourth project period with cofunding from the European Commission. The coordinator is the Director of ICROFS and the project manager will assist the coordinator and will be responsible for the preparation and execution of the project plans, and management of the current project and a new project which is expected to start in December 2016. More information on


  • 13 May 2016 5:38 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

     The University of Luxembourg is seeking to make an appointment within its Research Support Department for the following position:

    Research Administrator (m/f)

    • ·        Ref: AC-110013
    • ·        Fixed term contract for 18 months, (part-time 20h/week, maternity leave cover)
    • ·        Employee status


    The incumbent is supposed to provide administrative support for the entity by accomplishing administrative and performing organisational tasks as well as the correct, timely processing and documentation of files and information in order to handle research proposals and budgets in an effective and efficient manner. We seek a highly motivated individual with superb problem solving skills who will to work towards tight deadlines as is often the case in a busy University research service.



    • assist the Head of the Research Support Department with  research coordination, grant management and communication
    • help the University’s researchers  find, apply for, receive, and manage research funding;  carry out the institutional validation procedure for internal and external funds, from pre-award to award to post-award;
    • support research activities and dissemination in academia and society;
    • ensure internal communication and cooperation within the Research Support Department,  the Research Facilitation Group,  the University administration (especially the Human Resource Service, the Accounting Service) regarding all research-related questions; support the maintenance and update of the intranet and the preparation of newsletters.
    • take up other activities as needed by the Research Support Department



    • University degree or equivalent professional qualification in an area relevant to research management, preferable in natural sciences as well as willingness to acquire further knowledge.
    • Experience (3-5 years desirable, but highly motivated candidates with less specific experience will also be considered) in project monitoring and budget management, editing of activity reports.
    • Excellent organisational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Be flexible and have the ability to prioritise workload, keep deadlines, be able to work on different tasks in parallel.
    • Excellent communication, organisational and problem solving skills, excellent interpersonal skills are required.
    • Experience in the use of common computer software, collaborative on-line platforms, knowledge in MYSQL, ACCESS, SAP would be an asset and highly motivated candidates with less specific experience will also be considered.
    • Be able to work in a multi-cultural and multilingual environment
    • Excellent command of English and fluent in French and/or German (written and spoken).

    Please apply until 18th June 2016. Via the following link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/122qy

    The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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