Program Manager at the University Office Research Services and Career Development
The University of Vienna

Reference number9081

EU Programme Manager 

The Research Services Department is looking to widen the scope of its support to University of Vienna researchers applying for European and internationally funded research projects. 

Whilst currently offering comprehensive advice on, and assistance with, the grant application process, the Department is looking to strengthen its offer in writing funding proposals and setting up project consortia. This challenging role will therefore provide intensive pre-award support to researchers at the University, turning initial project ideas into competitive project applications, in particular under the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe Programmes. 

The position would be ideally suited to a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual, with excellent planning, organisation and creative skills. In addition, she/he should be able to work collaboratively with academic and research support staff to deliver a comprehensive administrative support service to the University.

This role is initially a 12-month contract, with a possibility of a permanent position. 

Duration of employment: 1 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §54 VwGr. IVa with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description: 

    • Support in writing and building project applications for potential consortium leaders of the University of Vienna in H2020 and Horizon Europe
    • Undertaking awareness raising activities to inform on opportunities under the H2020 and Horizon Europe Programmes as well as other international funding opportunities
    • Targeting and searching for funding opportunities
    • Supporting the University in its preparation for Horizon Europe
    • Support in the grant application process, in particular for EU projects but also other international funding schemes, including pre-screening and budgeting of proposals
    • Responding to project-related queries from principal investigators, international project partners, University administrative officers and European Commission project officers
    • Support in the resolving of potential project implementation issues in line with internal University regulations and policies and funder guidelines
    • Contribute to the overall work of the Research Services and Career Development Department and undertake other such duties as required from time to time


    • University Degree
    • Experience of writing EU funded research project applications (Framework Programme, Horizon 2020) and setting up a consortium
    • Knowledge of evolving EU research funding policies
    • A proven capacity to be proactive, to work and solve problems independently and to manage and prioritise the workload
    • To convey an appropriate rationale and interest in applying for this particular post
    • Knowledge of international research funding opportunities
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner with a diverse range of people
    • Excellent written and verbal skills in English. Knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

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