Life Science Project Manager (m/f/d) in EU-funded projects

The St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI)

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St. Anna Kinderkrebsforschung CCRI - Children`s Cancer Researche Institute

Life Science Project Manager (m/f/d) in EU-funded projects


Research Management Office

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We are recruiting a Life Sciences Project Manager (m/f/d) to be responsible for the implementation of two recently awarded H2020 projects, where the CCRI is a key participant. The projects follow a long and established legacy in paediatric oncology, and both aim at continuing to advance patients’ and survivors’ access to better healthcare across Europe. One of the projects in particular is closely linked to the European Reference Network on Paediatric Cancer (ERN-PaedCan), which is coordinated by the CCRI, and aims to create a platform that integrates all ERN’s research and innovation capacity through knowledge sharing, engagement with stakeholders in the rare disease domain and assembly of transdisciplinary research groups working across the global health spectrum.

The CCRI is involved in many research projects and since some are interconnected, the recruited Project Manager eventually might need to engage in additional tasks beyond the H2020 projects.

The recruited Project Manager is expected to work closely with the head of the Clinical Trial Unit for Studies & Statistics for Integrated Research & Projects (S2IRP), the head of the Research Management Office (RMO), and the manager of the ERN-PaedCan, to whom s/he should report on a regular basis.

Your responsibilities

  • Become familiar with the projects assigned to you and respective stakeholders
  • Be responsible to efficiently implement and monitor the project tasks assigned to the CCRI under these projects
  • Execute and implement the project tasks to deliver on time, but also prepare to mitigate possible work plan deviations
  • Prepare periodic technical reports
  • Eventually, attend and/or organize meetings
  • Be a contact point of contact for the projects assigned to you

Your profile

  • Ideally academic background in Life Sciences or in another related field; experience in clinical oncology or in EU-funded projects is an advantage
  • Sound experience in project management
  • Familiarity with monitoring the implementation of projects and reporting based on performance metrics
  • Savvy on the use of MS Office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc
  • Excellent communicator, able to prepare and deliver presentations (PowerPoint or other) of high quality
  • Ability to run projects independently, carrying the responsibility for budget and timelines
  • Excellent team-player, friendly collaborator with initiative, distinctive self-organizational talent and high social competence
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English (German not required)

Our offer

  • An exciting project at the interface between medicine and biology
  • A meaningful, inspiring, and international environment
  • An outstanding working atmosphere in a strong team with excellent research and development opportunities
  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Great location in the center of Vienna, a capital of biomedical research in Europe with excellent quality of life
  • A fair and attractive salary package starting at € 3.000 ,– gross (14x per year) with a view to increase based on your qualification and experience

Who we are

The St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI), located in the center of Vienna, the world’s most livable city and one of Europe’s most important places for biomedical research and life sciences, is an international and multidisciplinary competence center striving to improve treatment of children and adolescents with cancer by connecting translational and clinical research with open-minded exploration of basic disease mechanisms. Through close cooperation between clinic and research, the CCRI provides an ideal environment for cutting-edge research and its translation into clinical practice. To achieve our ultimate goal of advancing the well-being of patients, the CCRI constantly pushes scientific boundaries and strongly promotes close collaboration and exchange with external institutions like the Medical University of Vienna, CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA) and the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP).

The CCRI is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to providing a work environment of mutual respect to everyone without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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