Project manager research consortium

The Department of Orthopeadics and Sports Medicine of Erasmus MC plans to appoint a Project manager research consortium (15-24 hours per week)

Job description

The recently funded NWA consortium “LoaD” will perform multidisciplinary research to investigate what healthy loading is for people with osteoarthritis. The research has a broad range from molecule to patient and will include, amongst others, clinical, biomechanical, cell biological and engineering studies. Prof. van Osch is the coordinator of this consortium that consists of Principle Investigators from 5 Dutch Medical Centers, 3 Dutch Universities of Technology, 2 Universities of Applied Sciences (physical therapy) in collaboration with 17 (inter)national companies, research institutes and societal partners and will attract 26 early stage investigators. 

The project manager is responsible for the management of this projects. This includes the following tasks: 

  • communication within the consortium partners, the NWO and ZON-MW project officers and other stakeholders 
  • monitor progression and compliance with deliverables and milestones and the consortium agreement
  • facilitate drafting ethical and data management plans and procedures
  • perform and facilitate reporting to NWO 
  • organize consortium meetings (~2x year in person) and Work Package meetings (~monthly online) 
  • organize and facilitate training programs for early stage researchers 
  • organize and facilitate outreach activities and communication to patients, general public and other stakeholders  
  • maintain contact with technology transfer office (TTO) and finance department 
  • facilitate and support consortium partners  in practical issues such as appointment of personnel and (financial) reporting

Work environment

A healthy population and excellence in healthcare through research and education is what Erasmus MC stands for. Conducting groundbreaking work, pushing boundaries and leading the way in research, education, and healthcare. We are practical people with a high level of expertise, working hard to improve and renew the healthcare of today and the public health of tomorrow.

As a project manager, you will work with Prof. dr. Gerjo van Osch at the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine within the Connective Tissue, Cells and Repair group, in close collaboration with dr. Marienke van Middelkoop at the Department of General Practice. This is a multidisciplinary environment with people of different nationalities. We are a friendly, diverse and ambitious group focused on the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. This function allows partly working from home.

Qualifications and skills

You have a background in scientific research, preferably a PhD in a biomedical, medical or bioengineering field.  You have an affinity for musculoskeletal research and experience with working in research consortia. You are enthusiastic, motivated, and flexible. You are well organized and able to connect to people and quickly build up trust. You have proven strong communication skills and are results- and solution oriented. You are able to work independently as manager of the consortium, where you will keep the overview. You function well in an environment where deadlines are common. You can adapt to a directing as well as a facilitating role when needed.

Before you apply please check our conditions for employment.

Terms of employment

  • The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 4707,- (scale 10), depending on your level of education and relevant experience and based on a full-time working week of 36 hours. 
  • You will receive a temporary position for 5 years. 
  • Excellent fringe benefits, such as a 13th month that is already paid out in November and a induvidual travel expense package. 
  • Pension insurance with ABP. We take care of approximately 2/3 of the monthly contribution. 
  • Special benefits, such as a incompany physiotherapist and bicycle repairer. And there is also a gym where you can work on your fitness after work.

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact prof. dr. Gerjo van Osch, phone number: 010 7043661 or dr. Marienke van Middelkoop, tel. 010 7032114. 

If you are excited by the thought of this position and would like to apply, please do so by using the application form on our website.

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