Project coordinator SIMPATHIC project

Project coordinator SIMPATHIC project

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11 Sep 9 Oct Nijmegen

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Job description

We are looking for a proactive project coordinator for the SIMPATHIC project. This project recently received 8.8M euros from HorizonEurope. As a project coordinator you support the scientific leads at Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc), Nijmegen, and Amsterdam University Medical Center in the day-to-day oversight of administrative, financial and operational functions. You are co-responsible for the project’s success by monitoring its progress, safeguarding its strategic focus and supporting the submission of clinical trial protocols and regulatory documents. Will you take on this challenge?

The SIMPATHIC project: Drug repurposing is a key strategy in the development of therapies for rare disease patients with large unmet medical needs. Reductions in time and costs compared to traditional drug development are important assets of drug repurposing strategies. Yet, the path from discovery of repurposing candidates to patient access is still slow and arduous. The SIMPATHIC consortium aims to accelerate drug repurposing for rare neurological, neurometabolic and neuromuscular disorders. SIMPATHIC moves away from the one-disease-one-drug paradigm and proposes to let larger groups of patients across medical domains benefit from existing medicines. This goal will be achieved through parallel preclinical and clinical development of drug repurposing candidates targeting a group of rare disorders with different genetic diagnoses but overlapping clinical symptoms and shared molecular pathomechanisms. A clinical trial will be part of the studies. As a project coordinator, you will assist the clinical researchers with the submission of trial protocols and regulatory documents.

The position is funded by a Horizon Europe grant to the SIMPATHIC consortium and is immediately available (approximately 0.5 fulltime equivalent; 4 years; with flexible working hours and hybrid working arrangements). You may be appointed in Radboudumc or Amsterdam UMC.

In the SIMPATHIC project, you will work in a highly international environment and work closely together with laboratory- data- and clinical scientists and a large network of university and industry partners and patient organisations. Regular meetings in Amsterdam are forseen; international travel is only required occasionally. You will report directly to the project coordinators: Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen and Clara van Karnebeek.

Tasks and responsibilities
As a project coordinator you coordinate the day to day operations of the project, which will include, but are not limited to:
  • Taking the lead in planning, coordination and monitoring of project activities within stated budgets and timeframes.
  • Handling the project related (financial) administration.
  • Helping build positive relations and keeping all members of the consortium and relevant stakeholders up-to-date with relevant project information, including dissemination of results.
  • Scheduling and organizing meetings / events.
  • Contributing to knowledge dissemination & communication via newsletters, social media feeds and presentations.
  • Creating and maintaining updated project records, reports, documentation for clinical trials, presentations and proposals.


Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)


We are looking for a candidate with an MSc (or proven experience at least at Master level) who gains energy in working in an international environment with different partners on different levels and love to quickly swift from one activity to the other. You have experience with international project management, and you also have hands on experience in administration and reporting. Hereby, knowledge on (paediatric) medicine/pharmacology/drug development/pharmacy/consulting is a pre.

You have excellent communication skills and personal leadership qualities. In addition, you also have organization and time management skills. For example, you are able to manage and keep oversight on multiple activities. Moreover, you are someone who is proactive and independent. Finally, you have good knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Teams).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

The position is designed and funded as a 4 year 0.5 full-time position. Working hours are flexible and we provide hybrid (office / home) working arrangements. You may be appointed and based in Radboudumc, with at least monthly work visits to Amsterdam UMC or be appointed and based in Amsterdam UMC, with at least monthly work visits to Radboudumc.

Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. And there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At Radboud university medical center, you will be given trust, and you will take the responsibility to handle everything together.
  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.230 and € 5.088 (scale 10) based on full-time employment.
  • From 1 November 2023 the wages will increase by 4%.
  • An annual vacation allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • If you work irregular hours, you will receive an allowance.
  • As a full-time employee (36 hours per week), you are entitled to approximately 168 vacation hours (over 23 days) per year.
  • Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
  • You get a discount on health insurance as well: you can take advantage of two group health insurance plans. UMC Zorgverzekering and CZ collectief.
  • We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.

In addition to our terms of employment, we also offer employees various other attractive facilities, such as childcare and sports facilities. Want to learn more? Take a look at the CAO UMC.



The research project will be performed in the Medical BioSciences, Neurology and Human Genetics departments. Research in these groups is focused on personalized diagnostics and personalized medicine.The departments put emphasis on the reusability of data, software and services following the FAIR principles.

Radboud university medical center is a university medical center for patient care, scientific research, and education in Nijmegen. Radboud university medical center strives to be at the forefront of shaping the healthcare of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way, and in close collaboration with our network. We want to have a significant impact on health and healthcare. We want to improve with each passing day, continuously working towards better healthcare, research, and education. And gaining a better understanding of how diseases arise and how we can prevent, treat, and cure them, day in and day out. This way, every patient always receives the best healthcare, now and in the future. Because that is why we do what we do.

Read more about our strategy and what working at Radboud university medical center means. Our colleagues would be happy to tell you about it. #weareradboudumc


  • Management; Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • Health
  • 16—20 hours per week
  • €3230—€5088 per month
  • University graduate
  • 188046-P1315869-1


Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)

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