Research Project Manager (0,8 - 0,9 FTE)

Research Project Manager (0,8 - 0,9 FTE)

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21 Sep 12 Oct Rotterdam

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The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) and Erasmus School of Law are looking for a Research Project Manager dedicated to supporting largescale (European and national), high impact and multi-stakeholder research initiatives, as well as individual excellence projects.

Job description

As Project Manager you will be responsible for all organizational, contractual, and financial/administrative processes and communications. You will be the scientific lead’s right hand on managing consortium relationships, organizational and financial management, and delivery of the project.  You will safeguard deadlines, monitor progress, and prepare any non-scientific reports required by the project. You will work closely with Erasmus Research Services (ERS) which advances excellent research and knowledge transfer to maximize positive societal impact on EUR level. 

You are successful when all stakeholders are well informed, the project is compliant with regulations, and when your work enables the academic staff to focus on science.

You will be embedded within the ESHCC Research Office and partly (0.3 FTE) seconded to the Erasmus School of Law Research Office to support their projects. In your day to day, you will work very closely with colleagues such as the Grant Advisor, the finance and legal team, the scientific team, and the ERS team.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


Required experience, skills, and competencies:

  • Working and thinking level equivalent to a university degree or degree from a university of applied sciences;
  • Three years of experience in managing multistakeholder projects;
  • Experience with projects funded through the European Commission;
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in project management methodologies;
  • A good set of people skills;
  • Accurate, solution oriented, and capable of dealing with tight deadlines;
  • The capability to act as a trusted sparring partner for scientists and other partners in a consortium;
  • The ability to recognize the challenges and opportunities of working in a team that is developing;
  • Excellent communication skills (English necessary; Dutch preferred).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract (0,8-0,9 FTE): Initially for one year, which may be converted to a permanent one after the first year depending on performance.

We offer internationally-oriented and varied employment within an enthusiastic team, with benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU).  Your monthly gross remuneration as Research Project Manager will range between € 3.974,- and € 5.439,- depending on experience, in accordance with Scale 11 of CAO-NU.

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3%, and 41 holidays per year based on a full-time appointment. In addition, EUR takes part in the ABP pension scheme, and we offer partially paid parental leave. Moreover, EUR staff members are allowed to make use of EUR facilities, including the Erasmus Sports Centre and the University Library.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact.’ EUR is home to 3700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo: The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We are global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds, and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges in the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with top European universities.

Diversity & Inclusion 

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The school has three departments: HistoryArts and Culture and Media & Communication. There are approximately 2500 students, over 220 employees.

ESHCC offers high quality education, based on scientific research, at the intersection of the Humanities and Social Sciences. We teach our ambitious, Dutch and international students in a stimulating learning environment. After graduation, they will have acquired the knowledge, insight and skills to make an important and inspiring contribution to an increasingly international society in which diversity plays a major role.

The ESHCC also has an ambitious research agenda. We want to strengthen our involvement in multidisciplinary research, expand the share of external funding in our total research funding and increase our social impact. Research takes place within the framework of two research centres:  ERMeCC and History@Erasmus.

Erasmus School of Law
The Erasmus School of Law (ESL) employs 500 members of staff and has around 6000 students. ESL offers bachelor programmes in Law, Tax Law and Criminology, with a focus on active academic learning. Students can subsequently choose from a wide variety of master programmes. ESL also collaborates in Double Degree programmes combining law and (business) economics or law and business administration and is one of the founders of the European Master in Law & Economics. Once students have completed their master’s degree, they may choose from several postgraduate tracks provided by Erasmus School of Law (in collaboration with Erasmus Academy and others).

The fundamental premise underlying academic research conducted at Erasmus School of Law is that law cannot be considered in splendid isolation or as an end in itself. It is embedded in an economic and social context that shapes law. At the same time, law itself shapes society and defines economic relationships. In line with this vision, our mission is to conduct innovative research on the function of law in its economic and social context. The overarching theme of Erasmus School of Law is therefore “Where law meets business and society”. Research at Erasmus School of Law concerns the interplay between law, practice, and society. In both research and education, Erasmus School of Law adopts a strong social and business-driven orientation. Erasmus School of Law is committed to promoting international and interdisciplinary research, as shown by its participation in several international research collaborations. The PhD programmes at Erasmus School of Law are also firmly embedded in international networks. Erasmus Graduate School of Law supports all PhD researchers at Erasmus School of Law throughout their PhD trajectory and guides them towards successful and timely completion of their PhD. Erasmus Graduate School of Law aims at providing a pleasant, supportive, inclusive and international research environment, offering a state-of-the-art educational programme and a strong progress monitoring and quality assurance system.


  • Policy and staff
  • 32—36 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • ESHCC/220921


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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