24 May 2019

Grants Manager – Pre-Award Team

Grants Manager – Pre-Award Team
Date: 24 May 2019
Location: Lisbon, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
Job Type: Full Time
Position: Science Administration
Application starts: 24 May 2019
Application ends:

UPDATE: Cut-off evaluation date – Applications received until June 21st, 2019 will start being reviewed. Applications received from that date onward will be considered if needed.

Champalimaud Foundation is actively looking for a Grants Manager who is eager to accept the challenge of joining its Pre-Award Team. We are seeking highly motivated individuals who are passionate for science and willing to work and make a difference at the interface of research and management.

Created by the end of 2016 and currently with 4 collaborators, the Pre-Award Team deals with all the different aspects leading to the successful securing of external funding for research. At the level of Investigator-driven initiatives, the Team is responsible, among others, for: identifying new funding opportunities and matching them with the scientific interests of the faculty; providing support to the preparation and submission of project applications to national and international funding agencies; assisting in the negotiation of successfully funded projects; liaising with the funding agencies and key external stakeholders whenever needed.

As Grants Manager, you may expect:
i) to dive into a research excellence ecosystem with highly motivated faculty, supported by state-of-the-art technology, to the growth of which you are expected to actively contribute to;
ii) to flourish in a truly collaborative team providing you a unique environment allowing you to learn and to develop your professional career.

As Grants Manager, you are expected:
i) to be willing to learn and to share your knowledge with the team as well as conducting your tasks in an increasingly independent way;
ii) to actively participate in all activities of the Pre-Award team with a special focus on the close contact with and daily support of the research community;
iii) to contribute to the development of the highest-quality support to be constantly provided by the Pre-Award team to the Champalimaud research community.

Essential skills:
~ Sound scientific background: degree in a relevant research field and research experience;
~ Written and spoken English proficiency (Portuguese proficiency is not mandatory);
~ Exceptional organizational skills and high attention to detail;
~ Ability to cope with tight deadlines;
~ Team spirit.

Additional valued skills:
~ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with dynamic and diverse staff;
~ High level of resilience;
~ Previous experience in pre-award-related activities, including grant writing, will be valued (compensation package will be subject to the applicant’s skills and experience).

About Us
Research is at the heart of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, a modern research and clinical facility situated on the waterfront in Lisbon, Portugal. Champalimaud research comprises a team of over 300 scientists from around the world with foci in neuroscience, physiology and cancer research. English is the official language of the Centre. Lisbon’s sunny Atlantic-Mediterranean climate, vibrant culture and high quality of life make this a great place to live and work.

How to apply
To apply, please send a single PDF file containing: i) a letter of motivation (max. 2 pages), stating why you consider to be in the best position to make a difference at the interface of research and management and how you propose to do so; and ii) a CV (max. 2 pages) to careers@research.fchampalimaud.org with “Pre-Award GM [your last name]” in the subject line. You may wish to consider including the names and contact information of 2 references.

If you do not wish that we contact current or past employers, please state so and explain the reasons in your letter of motivation. The position will remain open until filled. Expected starting date: September 1st 2019.