Project Manager for Project Onboard Denmark

We are looking for a project manager to coordinate the research, digital tool testing and implementation of Project Onboard Denmark (POD), led by the Department of Sociology at KU, funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark.

You will work alongside Professor Claire Maxwell (Sociology, KU). We offer a professionally challenging job in an exciting environment in a workplace that is constantly evolving. We are committed colleagues who emphasize quality, professionalism, and dynamism in the work,

The project manager will be responsible for:

  • Analysing and writing up the research output from POD.
  • Producing content for POD’s communications plan.
  • Setting up monitoring frameworks to ensure the project’s KPIs are measured.
  • Supporting the planning of the Launch Event and other dissemination activities.
  • Commenting on the digital tools and POD website as it is developed.
  • Representing the Project Lead at relevant meetings.

We expect you to have:

  • a bachelor's or master's degree programme (in social Science or the humanities) 
  • Experience with organizing events would be preferred
  • Experience of analysing data and writing up longer and shorter research outputs
  • Experience of setting up monitoring frameworks for activities
  • Knowledge of the issues related to recruiting international professionals and skilled labour to Denmark is necessary
  • Experience of organising events for a range of stakeholders

Candidates will:

  • Be able to work independently
  • Have strong Danish and English writing skills

The role is for a fixed term period of 4 months.

Terms of salary and employment

The employment and salary is 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).

Employment will be as academic employee. The salary is based on seniority. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. The working time is 37 hours per week on average. The working hours are flexible.


Your application

If you find the job interesting, please send an electronic application with attachment via Jobportalen (click on the link "Apply Now" at the bottom of the post) no later than 31 May 2023, 23:59 GMT +2.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further questions

Any questions about the position may be directed to Clare Maxwell by e-mail or phone 35327411.



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.


Claire Maxwell


Application deadline: 31-05-2023
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Department/Location: Sociologisk Institut
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