Grants Advisor

Grants Advisor

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19 Mar 22 Apr Amsterdam

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Job description

What you are going to do

We are looking for a Grants Advisor who will strengthen our central Research Office, providing a wide range of grants services. You will play a key role in supporting our academic staff to access funding from the European Commission and National funding programmes (NWA/NWO). You will be their first point of contact for information about funding sources and play a key role in helping researchers find suitable sources of funding. You will support them throughout the funding application and submission process but at the same time provide a critical ‘evaluator’s eye’ to the proposal.

This is an exciting position to contribute to the development of new services in a changing funding landscape. The post offers plenty of room for development of new ideas to increase funding. You should have a strong affinity with the kind of research carried out Amsterdam UMC. As a central point of contact for external funding, you need to be client-centred, able to deal with a diverse range of tasks and stakeholders effectively and efficiently and, at times, be able to work under pressure.

In this position you will contribute to a smooth and successful submission and implementation of externally funded research projects, in close co-operation with the project leader and the other members of the Research Office. As a grants advisor, you are expected to:

  • monitor and analyse of internal and external developments with regard to the availability of subsidy funds and research funds within the Netherlands and within the EU;
  • informing researchers with regard to the possibilities for using them;
  • advising, supervising and supporting researchers in drawing up the subsidy application (process-based);
  • contribute to other grants services support delivered by the Research Office.

The position is parttime. You are able to fulfill the position for 28 – 32 hours a week.


Academic Medical Center (AMC)


What we expect from you

  • you are well acquainted with the national and international university world and the national and European subsidy landscape;
  • you have an academic degree in one of the Life Sciences disciplines, preferably with a PhD;
  • excellent knowledge of (financial, legal) rules and procedures of both national and European funding programmes;
  • a willingness to work flexibly, to meet tight deadlines;
  • a keen interest in academic and scientific research, and ability to link research topics with funding opportunities;
  • you have excellent written and communication skills in Dutch and English.

Conditions of employment

What we offer you

We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training and a place to grow! Working at Amsterdam UMC, AMC location means working in an inspiring and professional environment where development is encouraged in every respect.

  • The maximum gross monthly salary based on a 36-hour work week is € 5.086 (scale 11 CAO UMC)
  • The base salary does not include allowances for irregular shifts, holiday pay (8%) and a year-end bonus (8.3%).
  • We initially offer an appointment for 12 months, with the prospect of a permanent appointment upon good performance.
  • In addition to excellent accessibility by public transport, AMC location also has a sufficient number of parking spaces for employees.
  • Pension is accrued at the ABP. Amsterdam UMC, AMC location contributes a large part of the premium (70%).
  • We have a very active staff association and organise various (sports) activities and events throughout the year.

For an overview of all our other terms of employment, see


Research Office

The Research Office plays a key role in the delivery of effective grants services in active collaboration with the departments of the research support division. In addition, the Research Office is active in the preparation and implementation of Amsterdam UMC’s research policies and facilitates scientific debate. The Research Office (RO) of the Amsterdam UMC location AMC supports researchers in finding external funding for their research. The RO has extensive experience with the various funding international, European and national systems and can offer tailor-made support to researchers to maximize their chances of success.


  • Research, Development, Innovation
  • Natural Sciences; Health
  • 28—32 hours per week, temporary
  • max. €5086 per month
  • University Graduate
  • AT Grants Advisor


Academic Medical Center (AMC)

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