Project Officer Grants office

Project Officer Grants office

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Are you a proactive project officer with a passion for international collaboration? Join our dynamic, diverse, and inclusive team at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences Grants Office

Job description

As a Project Officer at FHML/MUMC+, you will play a pivotal role in the development of the FHML Public Private Partnership (PPP) program. Working closely with the existing team, your responsibilities include supervising contract modifications, negotiating and resolving disputes, and utilizing project management tools to ensure timely and cost-effective project delivery within the partnership program. You will act as the primary point of contact for questions about the PPS program and projects, organize information and impact training sessions, and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The PPS project management officer at FHML:
  • Functions as the first point of contact for questions about the PPS programme and PPS projects at UM for all staff and external parties such as the Topsector LSH;
  • Supervising contract modifications, negotiation and dispute resolutions;
  • Utilizing project management tools to ensure that projects meet deliverables on time, within budget and to the agreed arrangements;
  • Developing and implementing appropriate risk management to ensure FHML delivers on its contractual responsibilities with relevant partners such as the Topsector LSH;
  • Organizing information- and impact training- session;
  • Preparing high-quality reports, briefings, submissions and related correspondence, including project status reports and updates, to ensure the provision of timely, professional communications and to support informed management decision making and reporting;
  • Ensuring the completeness of project files;
  • Developing, building and maintaining collaborative working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.


Maastricht University (UM)


Is this the job for you? You bring at least 3 years of experience in (international) project management, preferably in an academic environment. Your natural curiosity makes you an easy networker in any new environment and a valued sparring partner within the FHML Grants Office. You actively seek co-operation with staff and external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate brings:
  • A relevant academic qualification (preferably a PhD in Life Sciences, or alternative a Master degree or equivalent);
  • Advanced project management including financial skills;
  • Ability to deal with a high level of complexity, analytical thinking and the ability to move forward without knowing all the details;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills in English and Dutch;
  • Resilience and the ability to adapt to changing priorities;
  • Ability to work in a small team and the required flexibility to support a wide range of activities;
  • Work experience in or in close connection with the private sector and/or familiarity with the TKI-LSH programme would be a plus.

Required competencies:
  • Conceptual: analytical, innovative and creative thinking;
  • Relational: team player, organizational and political sensitivity. Cooperation, creating connections and flexibility are important competencies in this field;
  • Personal: independent, pro-active and accurate;
  • Goal oriented.

Conditions of employment

What we offer
As Project Officer at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, you will be employed by the most international university in the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:
  • Good employment conditions. The position is graded in scale 10 or 11 according to UFO profile Administrative Processes and Systems Officer, with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from € 3,226 and € 5,929 gross per month (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • An employment contract for a period of 12 months with a scope of 0,6 - 1,0 FTE. Upon proven suitability, the employment contract will be converted to an indefinite contract.
  • At Maastricht University, the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows it. You will receive a monthly commuting and internet allowance for this. If you work full-time, you will be entitled to 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year, namely carnival Monday, carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day. If you choose to accumulate compensation hours, an additional 12 days will be added. Furthermore, you can personalize your employment conditions through a collective labor agreement (CAO) choice model.
  • As Maastricht University, we offer various other excellent secondary employment conditions. These include a good pension scheme with the ABP and the opportunity for UM employees to participate in company fitness and make use of the extensive sports facilities that we also offer to our students.
  • Last but certainly not least, we provide the space and facilities for your personal and professional development. We facilitate this by offering a wide range of training programs and supporting various well-established initiatives such as 'acknowledge and appreciate'.

The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the collective labor agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply. For more information, click here.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University
Why work at Maastricht University?
At Maastricht University (UM), everything revolves around the future. The future of our students, as we work to equip them with a solid, broad-based foundation for the rest of their lives. And the future of society, as we seek solutions through our research to issues from all around the world. Our six faculties combined provide a comprehensive package of study programmes and research.

In our teaching, we use the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. Students work in small groups, looking for solutions to problems themselves. By discussing issues and working together to draw conclusions, formulate answers and present them to their peers, students develop essential skills for their future careers.

With over 22,300 students and more than 5,000 employees from all over the world, UM is home to a vibrant and inspiring international community.

Are you drawn to an international setting focused on education, science and scholarship? Are you keen to contribute however your skills and qualities allow? Our door is open to you! As a young European university, we value your talent and look forward to creating the future together.

Click here for more information about UM.


Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
At the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), everything revolves around healthy living. Our research and education are not solely focused on recovery, but place a strong emphasis on prevention, health preservation, and health promotion. Our aim is to use our knowledge and expertise to genuinely contribute to the well-being of individual people as well as society in total.

In, research, and healthcare, FHML is closely collaborating with the academic hospital in Maastricht, together forming the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+). FHML is strongly connected in education, research, and care with the Maastricht academic hospital, together with which it forms the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+).

FHML, which is the largest faculty of Maastricht University, is formed by an (inter)national community of employees and students. The faculty offers a wide range of Dutch and English-taught bachelor's and master's programs in innovative educational concepts in which the emphasis is always on building bridges to practice.

The multidisciplinary research of the FHML focuses on a number of carefully chosen topical current themes. In addition to research aimed at gaining new insights, it also concerns research whose results can be directly translated into concrete applications and innovations. The implementation of the various research programs is organized in our six graduate schools and two institutes.

FHML-Grants Office
The FHML – Grants Office (FHML-GO) is a small office with the main objective to provide researchers in all career stages with advice to obtain grants, network etc. The FHML-GO consists of five funding advisors, which each have their own specializations. The FHML-GO also works for and with the Executive Board, and Research Institutes.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • 22.8—38 hours per week
  • €3226—€5929 per month
  • University graduate
  • 714


Maastricht University (UM)

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