Project Manager 2020 Research Output (0.8-1.0 FTE)

Project Manager 2020 Research Output (0.8-1.0 FTE)

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18 Jun 1 Jul Groningen

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The 2020 Research Output programme
This year, the UB has identified all the faculties’ needs and priorities regarding Pure. The 2020 Research Output programme is the result of this process.

This programme has the following objectives:
- optimizing the administrative process

Job description

The 2020 Research Output programme
This year, the UB has identified all the faculties’ needs and priorities regarding Pure. The 2020 Research Output programme is the result of this process.

This programme has the following objectives:
- optimizing the administrative process in Pure to ensure that entering articles into the Pure database demands a minimal effort from researchers and that researchers can easily (re)use the information from Pure in other places
- using Pure for the funding request process for academic research
- further optimizing the use of Pure by conducting an audit at all faculties
- replacing the Pure portal with an innovative, future-proof solution.

You are an enthusiastic project manager with a strong, confident personality, who is able to lead the Research Output 2020 programme.

You are the spider in the web of a programme that will impact all researchers at the UG and UMCG. You will be responsible for achieving the aforementioned programme objectives. You will select a good team and motivate all those involved. You are able to employ your hard and soft skills in your role as a project manager to maintain a consistent course with all the stakeholders, including researchers for whom Pure is generally only a secondary issue.

● you will ensure the commitment of the steering committee, the stakeholders of the programme
● you will draw up the project plan, based on the project proposal approved by the Board of the University
● you will ensure the steering committee’s approval for the project plan
● you will align the required capacity in terms of staff and resources
● you will execute the project plan and supervise the project teams
● you will determine the scope and timing of and the relationships between the projects; you prioritize them when they exceed the agreed limits
● you will create progress reports and discuss them
● you will evaluate the programme’s results and adjust the plans accordingly
● you will ensure the optimized methods at the research institutes.


University of Groningen


● demonstrable experience with organizing larger projects, as a project or programme manager
● an ability to think and work at an academic level
● persuasive abilities, organizational sensitivity, collaborative leadership and result-driven management
● excellent communication skills in Dutch and English
● experience as a researcher or service provider in an academic context is a plus
● experience with information flows in an environment with multiple connected applications is a plus.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
- a maximum salary, depending on qualifications and experience of € 4,978 (scale 11) gross per month for a full-time position
- a temporary appointment for the duration of 2 years. The position is linked to the UFO profile of Project Manager 4.

Date of entry into employment: 1 September 2019.

Do you meet our qualification criteria? If yes, your application should include:
• cover letter
• curriculum vitae.

You can submit your application until 1 July 11.59pm / before 2 July 2019 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers,

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Fixed-term contract: 24 maanden


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The University of Groningen ranks among the best research universities in Europe and has an international focus. The UG is socially active and involved with its immediate surroundings. Our staff put their academic passion to good use, researching and teaching in a wide range of fields. Everyone has the opportunity to develop their talents to the full. The talents, ambitions and achievements of the 31,000 students and 5,600 members of staff are rewarded wherever possible.

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The University Library
The University of Groningen Library (UB) is the information hub for the University of Groningen (UG). The UB is innovative, professional and customer-oriented. It offers the most up-to-date technologies to increase the availability of information, to promote the research conducted at the UG via the research database and store research data and academic work for future generations.

Pure, the research information system
Pure is an essential system for the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen, because it allows us to register all academic output and to report on it. From 2015 onwards, the Pure portal has visualized this academic output and made it accessible. The UB is tasked with the management and further development of Pure.


  • Policy and staff positions; IT
  • Economics; Natural Sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €4978 per month
  • University Graduate
  • 219358E


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