Research project coordinator for Biomedical Sciences programme (0.6 FTE)


Faculty of Science and Engineering


University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for over four hundred years, and with success: the university is currently in the top 100 of several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers education and research in a wide range of science disciplines, from traditional disciplines such as physics and biology to interdisciplinary disciplines such as artificial intelligence and industrial engineering and management. Our community has an open and informal character with students and staff from around the world.

This position will be embedded in FSE’s School of Science and Engineering, which offers 14 Bachelor degree programmes and 26 Master degree programmes to approximately 7,000 students. In particular, you will become part of the Biology cluster team that takes care of the Biomedical Sciences master.

Job description

We are looking for a research project coordinator who can strengthen our Msc degree programme Biomedical Sciences. In our programme, students will encounter an interdisciplinary environment of basic scientific research at the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) at the University of Groningen and the more medical oriented environment of the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). Additionally, 75% of the programme can be spent on independent research projects.

The tasks of the research project coordinator will include:

● coordination of MSc research projects in both the UMCG and FSE
● coordination of the research project market
● matching of students with research project providers
● ensuring that students have a research project
● maintaining contact with the various research groups in the UMCG and FSE
● collecting and promoting “external” research projects [i.e. other universities/institutes (also abroad).


We encourage you to apply if you:

● have a MSc degree in the area of Biomedical Sciences or a related field
● have a broad overview of the field and the ability to identify interesting research activities
● have good command of spoken and written English
● are a team player with good communication skills
● preferably have a wide, relevant internal network within UMCG and FSE
● are able to work well in an international, culturally diverse, environment
● are able to work autonomously
● have the ability to get things done.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

● a salary, depending on work experience and qualifications, with a minimum of € 2,920 up to a maximum of € 4,012 gross per month (salary scale 9) for a full-time position
● an appointment for one year that will be extended by two years if you perform well
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
• an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
● a minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment.

Preferred start date: 1 September, in any case not later than 1 November

Consider our website for more information about the conditions of employment at the University of Groningen:

Job Application

Do you want to become a member of our team? Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:

● a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
● a curriculum vitae, including a description of your teaching experience.

You can submit your application until 13 June 11:59pm / before 14 June 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

The interviews with the potential candidates will take place between 28 June and 2 July 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP),

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr Dineke Verbeek, for information about the position

Prof. Marc van der Maarel, for other information

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 221347

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