EU Programme Manager at the University of Vienna Research Services and Career Development Department
Universität Wien
Wien, Wien, Österreich
vor 7 Std.
source : Karriere

The University of Vienna is the largest Austrian research institution (15 faculties, 5 centres, about 178 fields of study, approx.

9.800 members of staff, almost 90.000 students) and is dedicated to both basic and applied research. The University has committed itself to increasing its number of applications to the European Research Framework Programmes and various international research funding agencies.

The central Research Services Department is therefore looking to widen the professional scope of its support to University of Vienna researchers.

Reference number : 12571 EU Programme Manager at the University of Vienna Research Services and Career Development Department The Department is particularly looking to strengthen its pre-award expertise for EU and international grant applications.

This challenging role will provide intensive pre-award support, including assistance with budget planning to researchers at the University, turning initial project ideas into competitive project applications, in particular under the Horizon Europe Programme of the EU.

In addition, this role is intended to raise awareness of EU research and innovation policy at the university and to provide information on calls for proposals.

The position is ideally suited for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual who has excellent planning and organisational skills.

In addition, they should be able to work with researchers, experts, and administrative staff to provide extensive research funding expertise to the University.

The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Due to the challenges of this position, the candidate should have experience with EU funding and grant writing, and be able to work closely with researchers and experts in a diverse environment.

This role is full time position (40 / week) and initially a 24-month contract with the possibility to become permanent. Responsibilities

  • Undertaking activities to raise awareness on opportunities under Horizon Europe as well as other international funding opportunities
  • Proactive targeting and searching for funding opportunities
  • Support in the grant application process, in particular for EU projects but also other international funding schemes, including pre-screening, budgeting of proposals and proposal checks
  • Responding to project-related queries from principal investigators, international project partners, University administrative officers and European Commission project officers
  • Support in the resolving of potential project implementation issues in line with internal University regulations and policies, and funder guidelines
  • Contribute to the overall work of the Research Services and Career Development Department and occasionally undertake other related duties Requirements
  • University Degree
  • Knowledge about EU funding opportunities and funding policies, and being able to convey this information to researchers
  • A proven capacity to be proactive, to work on and solve problems independently and to manage and prioritise the workload
  • Knowledge of international research funding opportunities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner with a diverse range of people
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English. Knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills Applications, including a letter of motivation (in English or German), should be submitted via the Job Center of the University of Vienna (http : / / jobcenter.
  • by no later than 19 January 2022, reference number 12571. For further information, please contact Stefania Benetton +43-1-4277-18271.

    Attractive Employment Conditions The salary classification for this position is IVa according to the collective bargaining agreement for university staff.

    We offer a starting salary of 3200 EUR per month for this position. Additional experience and expertise can be considered in the salary scale.

    The salary is paid 14 times a year. The University also offers a pension scheme and has collective health insurance with the BVA (Austrian Insurance Fund for Civil and Public Servants).

    The University offers flexible working (based on core hours) and offers childcare and language learning facilities. Attractive Place to Live For the tenth year in a row, in 2019 Vienna topped the Mercer Quality of Life Ranking.

    Lying on the river Danube, the city boasts excellent infrastructure (particularly transportation) and schools, whilst 50% of the city are green areas.

    The international nature of the city stems from its hosting of many international organisations, notably the United Nations and its position at the heart of central Europe.

    Austria shares its borders with eight countries. The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http : / / diversity. / ). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions.

    Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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