Scientific Project Manager

Closing date 15 August 2022
Location Netherlands or remote
Hours 36-40 hours per week

Job Description

We are looking for a Scientific Project Manager to expand our current Science Team and EU Grants Management capacity (36-40 hours per week). The Scientific Project Manager will primarily support the implementation of two newly-funded EU projects involving large consortia of leading European life science research infrastructures, including EATRIS.

  • ISIDORe, a three-year Horizon Europe – Research Infrastructures project, which started in February 2022. ISIDORe proposes to assemble the largest and most diverse research and service providing instrument to study infectious diseases in Europe with expertise from structural biology to clinical trials. In particular, it aims to accelerate the generation of new knowledge and tools to help control SARS-COV-2 and epidemic prone pathogens.
  • CanSERV, a three-year Horizon Europe Research Infrastructure project to make cutting-edge and customised research services available to the cancer research community EU wide, enable innovative R&D projects and foster precision medicine for patients benefit across Europe. Users will have access to a comprehensive united catalogue of oncology services from world-class European life science RIs.

Main responsibilities

  • Coordinate the delivery of scientific services by EATRIS member institutions (service providers) through the trans-national access modality: define and update catalogue of translational services and monitor budget consumption in close consultation with EATRIS Grants team;
  • Engage and build relationship with EATRIS scientific community, supporting institutions with accelerating translational and patient-centric research;
  • Collaborate with and support EATRIS Science team members leading work packages in both projects with any scientific project management related tasks;
  • Ensure timely reporting: coordinate EATRIS reporting obligations, in close consultation with EATRIS Grants and Science teams and other project partners; compile and submit periodic reports, milestones and deliverables expected from EATRIS;
  • Liaise with partners about any project-related operations, schedule teleconferences and organise face-to-face meetings and writing project meetings minutes;
  • Ensure relevant project documentation is regularly updated and made available on our shared filing platform;
  • Provide additional support for other ongoing EU projects or core EATRIS scientific services on an as-needed basis in close collaboration with experienced EATRIS managers.


  • Degree in a biomedical science field (Masters degree or higher)
  • Minimum 1-3 years of EU research project management experience
  • Familiarity with the European Research Infrastructure ecosystem is a plus
  • Familiarity with EU funding programmes is a plus
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously and coordinating work across many research institutions
  • Team player, self-motivated, service-oriented, flexible
  • Able to prioritise and meet agreed deadlines
  • A proactive approach to work
  • Outstanding organisational skills and high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience working in an international environment is essential
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Able to travel when required for project meetings


Launched in 2013, the European Research Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS) is one of the leading European research infrastructures for life sciences. The infrastructure provides access to excellent academic expertise and facilities across Europe to accelerate early medicine development and advance promising medical research for the benefit of patients.

EATRIS is a non-profit organisation currently supported by thirteen European countries and representing 127+ leading academic and non-profit biomedical research institutions. EATRIS collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders: academia, large pharma, SME and biotechs, as well as patient organisations and research funding organisations. In recent years, the organisation has also been increasingly involved in a series of EU-funded projects with a current portfolio of 25 ongoing initiatives.

The EATRIS Coordination and Support Office is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. More information can be found here.

What EATRIS offers

  • Fast-paced, multicultural environment where the coordination team takes pride in European collaborations and accelerating research impact for patients
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • A broad European network of biomedical researchers and innovation experts
  • A central office location that is within walking distance from Amsterdam Zuid station
  • Possibility to work remotely by arrangement

Application process

The position is preferably based in the Coordination & Support office of EATRIS ERIC, located on the VUmc campus of the Amsterdam University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. However, remote working arrangements may be explored for outstanding candidates. Candidates based in other countries than the Netherlands are encouraged to apply. Only candidates with a valid work permit or who have the right to work in the Netherlands or in their country of residence can be considered.

Please send a copy of your CV and a letter of motivation (in English) by 15 August 2022 EOB to EATRIS Head of Administration, Lisa Williams, (email: with the subject ‘Scientific Project Manager’. Please note that a reference check is part of the selection process.