Scientific officer for research support

The Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen looks for a senior scientific officer (special consultant) to join BRIC’s Scientific Affairs team. If you have experience with researcher development programmes, attraction of competitive funding and scientific project management from an international academic environment, you may be the colleague we are looking for.  
The institute 
BRIC is a research centre of excellence, focusing on disease-oriented basic biomedical research and is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. BRIC hosts 26 independent research groups that perform basic and translational research aimed to understand diseases like cancer, neurological and metabolic disorders. 
The Scientific Affairs team 
Our team is comprised of 7 team members including 2 scientific officers, 1 communication officer, 2 PhD programme coordinators, a research coordinator from the Finsen Laboratory and the head of the unit. We solve tasks directly supporting BRIC’s research and research training, as well as professional project management of major research and research supportive programs. In addition, the team carries out strategic tasks, leadership support and the centre’s communication and outreach activities.  
Your job 
You will be hired as senior scientific officer (special consultant) and be part of the Scientific Affairs team. You will refer to the head of the unit and work both independently and as part of the team to solve cross-going activities.
Your primary responsibilities will be to: 
  • Develop and manage postdoctoral career programme activities  
  • Perform pre-award grant support, including peer reviews and application feedback 
  • Engage in post-award grant management, including project management of larger consortium projects 
  • Engage in activities promoting diversity and equality in research 
Your profile 
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic colleague with a good understanding of biomedical research and with the following competences and experience: 
  • PhD level preferentially with postdoc experience 
  • + 2 years of experience with research support and research career programmes 
  • Knowledge of the European and Danish funding landscape, with preferred expertise with the Marie S. Curie individual fellowship program 
  • Experience in coordinating larger collaborative projects, preferably EU projects 
  • Understanding of gender and equality challenges in research 
Personal competences 
  • Analytical and critically thinking 
  • Highly structured and well-organized 
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written as well as verbal) 
  • Strong abilities for building collaborations and network  
  • Good team player 
Salary and terms of employment 
You will be permanently employed as a Special Consultant made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). There will be the possibility of negotiation of supplementary qualifications. The weekly working time is 37 hours. Expected start of position is May 15th 2019. 
Your application    
If you find the job interesting, please send an electronic application with attachment via Jobportalen (click on the link "Apply" at the bottom of the post) no later than 22nd February 2019 23:59 GMT +1.   
The University of Copenhagen seeks to reflect diversity and encourages applications irrespective of personal background.    
Further Questions    
For further questions please contact senior executive adviser at BRIC,  

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 22-02-2019
Employment start: 15-05-2019
Department/Location: BRIC

Search all vacancies