Projectmanager - Rethinking Research Support Information (0,6 fte)

Projectmanager - Rethinking Research Support Information (0,6 fte)

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17 Nov 30 Nov Rotterdam

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Are you keen to tackle an innovative and challenging project in a dynamic environment? Do you aim for results that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to researchers and support staff? Are you an expert in creating and managing support for your projects? We are looking for a project manager, full of energy and positivity, who wants to connect stakeholders and make a difference.

As project manager of the Rethinking Research Support Information project, you have the unique opportunity to make research support information easily available to EUR's academic community so that they can quickly navigate to the desired information they need to conduct impactful, reliable and excellent research.

Job description

The increasing complexity of conducting research highlights the need for research support professionals working closely together to professionally support researchers. Multiple areas of expertise are needed, including (but not limited to) grant support, ethics, open science, data management, project management and communication. Collaboration between these experts is essential. Throughout the university several teams are involved in providing this support. As a result, communication is scattered, which leads to inefficient management of information on our intranet. Moreover, it leads to researchers not being able to find the right information to help them in their research processes.

Your focus will be on (1) creating a research portal (within the current CMS) with access to research support information designed to match the needs and wishes of our researchers, (2) proposing improved governance regarding how EUR-wide research support information should be communicated, and (3) an EUR-wide campaign to the academic community.  

As project manager you will guide this change with involvement and support of all stakeholders. You will work closely with our faculties and departments (including Erasmus Research Services, Marketing & Communication, University Library, Erasmus Digitalisation & Information Services). You will be responsible for the organizational, administrative processes and communications. You will safeguard deadlines, monitor progress and prepare reports required by the project. You will organize project events such as lead user panels and demos.

You will be embedded within Erasmus Research Services (ERS) and report in line to the director of ERS and subsequently to the client of the project you support. The duration of the project is one year.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


Required experience, skills and competencies:

  • Experience in managing agile, multi-stakeholder projects;
  • Excellent people and communication skills;
  • Strong motivation and coaching skills to guide and support colleagues during a project;
  • Exceptional organisational skills to keep a project on track;
  • Ability to think quickly and make decisions when circumstances change rapidly;
  • Excellent English and Dutch proficiency;
  • Working and thinking level equivalent to a university degree or HBO degree.

It will be viewed positively if, in addition, you bring one or more of the following:

  • Affinity with research and support services;
  • Experience with UX/UI design;
  • Experience with CMS. Knowledge of Drupal is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

An internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with good working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

The position is for 20 to 24 hours per week. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of € 3.974, - en € 6.181, - gross per month on a fulltime basis, in accordance with scale 11 or 12 of the CAO-NU. In addition, we offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid 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 career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more. As an employee, you can also use EUR facilities such as the University library and receive a discount on subscriptions for the Erasmus sports center.

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, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 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’re 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 from 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 the top European universities.


Erasmus Research Services (ERS)

Erasmus Research Services (ERS) advances excellent research and knowledge transfer to maximize positive societal impact. ERS creates conditions for transparent, inclusive, collaborative, and impactful research through strategic and operational expertise. 

We provide pathways for talents to reach their full potential and we advance fruitful collaborations, enabling Erasmus University to be a front runner in embedding excellent research in society. The following areas of support are embedded within ERS: Business Development, Grant Support, Legal Counsels, Open Science, Research Data Management, Ethics Review and Research Intelligence. ERS is a relatively young service department within Erasmus University Rotterdam and is steadily building and extending its service portfolio. ERS provides support to all faculties of Erasmus University Rotterdam (occasionally to Erasmus University Medical Center). 


  • Policy and staff; Marketing and communications
  • 20—24 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • PRO/ERS/221117


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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