Project Development Manager in Health, Nutrition & Behavior, OnePlanet Research Center (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

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  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
  • Gross monthly salary: € 4,612 - € 5,922
  • Academic Affairs
  • Required background: Research University Degree
  • Application deadline: 15 August 2021

We are looking for

As a Project Development Manager, you will be responsible for the initiation, acquisition and creation of public funded projects in the Health domain of the OnePlanet Research Center. These are public private partnership projects (PPS) funded by regional, national or European funding schemes such as EFRO, Interreg, NWO, TopSector and EU. 

You will be appointed at Research & Impact, the knowledge transfer department of Radboud University in Nijmegen. You will work closely with the Research & Impact team of grant advisors, Radboud researchers and with project developers, programme managers, researchers and engineers from other OnePlanet partners (Radboud university medical center, WUR, Imec).

You will be responsible for the successful creation of funded project proposals in the Health, Nutrition and Behaviour domain of OnePlanet. You will initiate ideas for public funded project proposals that fit in with OnePlanet road maps and are in alignment with OnePlanet's programme management. Furthermore you will develop and build public-private project consortia and you will have a good overview of public funding possibilities for OnePlanet. You will manage and support the grant proposal process (including writing) together with a team of scientist and business developers. You will actively search for co-funding partners from industry, NGO's, knowledge institutes, and universities. You can quickly derive a good overview of potential partnerships within the scope of the public-private projects of research groups and domains within Radboud University, the Radboud university medical center, WUR, and imec. You will connect with grant offices/responsibles and Business Development of imec, OnePlanet, WUR and Radboud University. You will also connect with EU, national ministries, and regional governmental bodies on innovation calendars.

We ask
  • Academic degree (MSc or PhD) in Science or Health and/or proven experience and affinity with Science or Health.
  • More than 3 years of experience in the development of public-private partnerships at regional, national and/or European level.
  • Up-to-date knowledge on relevant R&D subsidies.
  • You are comfortable with and experienced in working with people at various management levels and know how to be persuasive with political and executive sensitivity.
  • Excellent communicator and listener.
  • Internal and external networking skills.
  • A team player, working closely with the OnePlanet programme teams, (funded) business developers and other experts from Radboud, WUR and imec.
  • Spoken and written fluency In Dutch and English.

We are

In 2050 we are expected to live with 10 billion people on this planet. To let the whole future population live and eat well, while taking care of our planet, we need groundbreaking, sustainable solutions. That is why we at the OnePlanet Research Center  try to find answers to the following question: What if we can measure and understand what is good for the world and for each individual person, in terms of food and agriculture and health? At the OnePlanet Research Center we do not just imagine it. We work on it. We dream and act upon it. We investigate and develop digital technology in food, agriculture, and health domains achieving behavioural change that is needed for creating a healthier future, for both our planet and for humanity.

The OnePlanet Research Center is a multidisciplinary strategic collaboration between Wageningen University & Research (WUR) , Radboud University (RU) , the Radboud university medical center and imec-NL . We use the latest chip and digital technology to create a society in which everyone can live a healthy life and has access to good and sufficient food. We initiate groundbreaking, fundamental and applied research, revolutionary innovations, and smart product development. This is only possible by using and bringing together great ideas, innovations, and chip and digital technologies from different disciplines, and by working closely together with industry. We ensure that companies, researchers, educational and social institutions, and citizens work together. We combine specialisms from the fields of agriculture, food, and health and turn dreams into feasible solutions that contribute to a more sustainable society.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer
  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €4,612 and a maximum of €5,922 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 12 ).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 1 year, possibility of extension in accordance with the Go-decision of project OnePlanet.
  • The intended start date is 1 November 2021.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services . Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Would you like more information?
For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Thea van Kemenade, director Health, OnePlanet
Tel.: +31 65 113 28 12
Apply directly

Please address your application to Thea van Kemenade and submit it, using the application button, no later than 15 August 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

The first round of interviews will take place on 23 and 24 August. The second round of interviews will take place on 6 September. You would preferably begin employment on 1 November 2021.

We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.

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