Project Manager for EU-funded research projects at the Globe Institute

at the Globe Institute

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen


We are looking for a dedicated and experienced project manager to administer two EU-funded H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Networks: TEMPERA and PUSHH. You will collaborate closely with the Coordinator of the networks (Assoc. Prof. Enrico Cappellini and be part of the Cappellini Palaeoproteomics Research Group in the Section for Evolutionary Genomics at the Globe Institute.

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.

Read more about the Section and the Globe Institute here

Main purpose of the role

  • To assist the Coordinator in managing and monitoring the progress of the research-based training activities in TEMPERA and PUSHH in order to ensure the successful and timely achievement of all the project objectives.
  • To be in charge of the projects’ administration and reporting, and act as intermediary between UCPH, the PUSHH and TEMPERA 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, Faculty and UCPH central administration.

Your key responsibilities

  • To manage the day-to-day administration of the projects.
  • To assist the Coordinator in creating and adjusting project plans and timelines to keep all project activities organized and on track.
  • To help facilitate effective internal communication between all the beneficiaries, the early stage researchers and partner organisations.
  • To 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.
  • To prepare and submit project deliverables, reports and other required documents to REA based on inputs from beneficiaries and ESRs.
  • To contribute to the external communication of the training networks and project results.
  • To assist the Coordinator in monitoring the project budgets. 

Your profile

  • Master’s in a relevant area
  • Documented experience in management and reporting concerning large projects within the EU framework programmes
  • Good organizational and analytical skills and ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Proactive, flexible and problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent multitasking and prioritising skills
  • Ability to carry out duties in a structured and systematic manner and with a high degree of independence
  • Experience in effectively coordinating a small team of assistants
  • Competence in collecting, summarising 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

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Globe Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

For further information please contact Specialconsultant Cecilie Toudal Pedersen:

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).

Terms of salary and employment
The employment and salary are made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning Academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and Akademikerne (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Employment will be as academic staff. The salary is based on seniority and currently between DKK 26,223.92 and DKK 31,954.42 per month, excluded pension. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The starting date is September 1st 2020, or immediately thereafter.

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 PhD degree diploma.

Application deadline:  7 July 2020. 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.

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.






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Application deadline: 07-07-2020
Employment start: 01-09-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: GLOBE Institute

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