3 March 2021

Project Manager for EU-funded research project at the GLOBE Institute


We are looking for a dedicated and experienced project manager mainly to administer a large EU-funded H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced project manager mainly to administer a large EU-funded H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network “PUSHH – Palaeoproteomics to Unleash the Study of Human History”, involving 9 beneficiaries, 11 partner institutions and providing doctoral training to 14 PhD fellows. You will collaborate closely with the Coordinator of the networks, Assoc. Prof. Enrico Cappellini, and be part of his research group, in the Section for Evolutionary Genomics at the GLOBE Institute. You will also collaborate with the administration within GLOBE Institute as well as at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. In addition to coordination of the project, you could also have other minor administrative responsibilities related to the department.

About us
The GLOBE Institute is a department at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences whose main purpose is to address basic scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches. The Institute conducts research into the origin, evolution, diversity and maintenance of the universe, the Earth and life in a changing world. The Cappellini Group is part of the Section for Evolutionary Genomics at the Globe Institute. With its 11 research groups, the section represents a wide range of expertise and applies integrated ‘omics approaches that draw from genomics, transcriptomics, metabarcoding, metagenomics and proteomics. The Cappellini Group uses high-resolution mass spectrometry (MS) to sequence ancient protein residues recovered from paleontological and cultural heritage materials.

Main purpose of the role

  • To assist the Coordinator in managing, monitoring the progress of and delivering the research-based training activities in PUSHH in order to ensure the successful and timely achievement of all the project objectives,
  • To be in charge of the projects’ administration, communication and reporting, and act as intermediary between UCPH, the PUSHH project members and the Project Officer at REA (Research Executive Agency, European Commission),
  • To be the main administrative contact between the Coordinator, and the GLOBE Institute, Faculty and UCPH central administration.

Your key responsibilities

  • Managing the day-to-day administration of the PUSHH project,
  • Assist the Coordinator in creating and adjusting project plans and timelines to keep all project activities organized and on track,
  • Facilitate effective internal communication between all the beneficiaries, the early stage researchers and partner organizations,
  • Assist the Coordinator in facilitating board and consortium meetings, and to provide organizational support to projects’ work package leaders (WPs) to deliver high-quality network-wide training activities,
  • Prepare and submit reports about the project deliverables and other required documents to REA based on inputs from beneficiaries and ESRs,
  • Contribute to the internal and external communication of the training network and project results,
  • Assist the Coordinator in monitoring the project budget.

Your profile
The ideal candidate enjoys working in an international environment and thrives with independent responsibility while also willing to engage in collaboration with colleagues in the section and the department.

  • You have as a minimum a Master’s degree in a relevant area,
  • Documented experience in project management and reporting concerning large projects within the EU framework programs,
  • Good organizational and analytical skills and ability to meet strict deadlines,
  • Proactive, flexible and problem-solving attitude,
  • Excellent multitasking and prioritizing skills,
  • Ability to carry out duties in a structured and systematic manner and with a high degree of autonomy,
  • Experience in effectively coordinating a small team of assistants,
  • Competence in collecting, summarizing and reporting administrative data,
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in international and interdisciplinary teams,
  • Excellent English and Danish language skills written and spoken,
  • Preparedness to occasionally travel within Europe,
  • (Desirable) Experience as administrator of the Google Suite for Education on-line platform.

Place of employment and Line Manager
The place of employment is at the GLOBE Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. You will report directly to the Head of administration, Maj Britt Aronstein. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment.

For further information, please contact the Head of administration Maj Britt Aronstein: aronstein@sund.ku.dk.

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility). 

Terms of salary and employment
The position is permanent and full time 37 hours per week.

The terms of conditions and payment are in accordance with the collective agreement between the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Danish Ministry of Finance. The monthly salary will be based on the number of years of work experience (seniority) with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

The starting date is as soon as possible.

Your application
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Detailed CV,
  2. Motivation letter,
  3. Master’s or other degree diploma.

Application deadline: 18 March 2021, 23.59pm CET
Interviews will take place soon thereafter.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,850 students, 1,700 PhD students and 4,800 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Please apply for the job here