Research Funding Officer - 1,0 fte

Research Funding Officer - 1,0 fte

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9 Jul 26 Jul Rotterdam

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Erasmus Research Services (ERS) and the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) are offering a position for a Research Funding Officer.

Job description

As Research Funding Officer you are responsible for early identification and creation of opportunities for national and European funding for researchers working in Social Sciences and Humanities. You will be embedded for 50% of your working hours supporting the researchers at the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University (ESHPM) and for 50% working on large collaborative grants at Erasmus Research Services (ERS).

For ERS:
Your primary responsibility at ERS is to provide hands-on support to researchers working on large collaborative grants with a particular emphasis on EIT grants. You keep a close eye on current and upcoming funding calls for opportunities and then act upon them by involving the right researchers and coordinating the proposal process. You provide support by matching funding opportunities to research profiles, growing and managing consortia, structuring the collaborative process of concept development and contribute to the proposal through edits and limited textual contributions.

Your primary responsibility at ESHPM is to scout for research- or project ideas and to identify funding opportunities, to provide guidance to researchers in the application process for these grants, to set up a support structure for researchers and to help them write excellent proposals. You act as first point of contact for internal and external stakeholders.

Main responsibilities:

  • Scout for research project ideas within ESHPM;
  • Identify and create opportunities for personal and collaborative research grants at NWO and other national research funders as well as at European level (Horizon Europe);
  • Support researchers to apply for research grants, and coach and help them throughout the application process;
  • Act as first point of contact for ESHPM researchers that want to apply for a grant and organize internal alignment with relevant processes such as financial and project control;
  • Lead one or two collaborative proposal developments at any one time.
  • Represent ESHPM in EUR-wide research grant meetings.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


Required experience, skills and competencies:

  • Completed education on an academic level. A doctorate in social and/or health sciences will be viewed favourably.
  • Experience in acquiring grants:
    • Several years of relevant work experience in supporting and advising researchers in the application of research grants;
    • Knowledge of the procedures relating to grants from funding schemes;
    • knowledge of EIT and/or Horizon programmes is valued.
  • Open personality and ability to collaborate with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Culturally sensitive, a good listener, customer/service orientated;
  • An entrepreneurial, hands-on and open attitude; excellent organization skills;
  • Proactive, stress-resistant, ability to deliver under peak performance;
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English (CEFR level C1) and of Dutch (CEFR level B2).

You will become a member of the department Erasmus Research Services, a team of 22 people and provide support for 50% of your time to the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM). You will report to the Head of Research Grants at ERS and the Head of Educational and Research Policy at ESHPM.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

Internationally-oriented and varied work within an enthusiastic team, with attractive fringe benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU).

The employment contract is entered into for a period of one year after which extension is possible dependent on performance.  Your remuneration is based on the position, and within that your specific knowledge and experience, and will be calculated on the basis of full-time salary ranging between € 3.746,- and € 5.127,- gross per month (salary scale 11, CAO NU).

In addition, EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year payment of 8.3% and offers excellent secondary benefits, and a very generous leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal education budget, work-life balance coaches and more. Employees can also use EUR facilities, such as the Erasmus sports center and the University library.

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 University Rotterdam (EUR)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact". Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values ​​function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded.


Erasmus School of Health Policy Management (ESHPM)

Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is leading in the Netherlands and Europe with its educational and research activities, focused on policy and management topics in healthcare. ESHPM provides a bachelor's degree, five master's degree programmes, a pre-master programme and postgraduate education.

At ESHPM, research and education are closely linked. Knowledge and experience from various scientific disciplines such as economics, law, social-medical sciences, organizational studies and public administration are brought together and applied in health care. Research is being done on three major research themes: ‘competition and regulation in healthcare’, ‘quality and efficiency in healthcare’ and ‘healthcare management’. Our multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research is unique.

Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) is housed in the Bayle (J) Building on the Woudestein campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam and has a strong connection with Erasmus MC. 1300 students study and 200 employees work at ESHPM. Internationalisation is highly valued at ESHPM. The number of students, teachers and researchers from abroad has increased significantly over the past years and has enriched our programme.

You will be part of the ESHPM Educational and Research Policy team, currently existing of approximately ten colleagues in a different variety of functions. 

Erasmus Research Services
Erasmus Research Services (ERS) has been established as a support organization for researchers in order to achieve the university’s ambitions on research and impact. ERS is there to help researchers during the preparation and execution of research projects. Therefore, a comprehensive set of services is currently being set up encompassing amongst others, grant support, data management support, legal support, ethics, open science and responsible research intelligence.

The Grants Team at ERS focuses on generating and implementing major research initiatives spanning multiple disciplines and sectors.


  • Policy and staff; Finance; Research, development, innovation; Education
  • Economics
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • University graduate
  • ESHPM/ERS/09072021


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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