EU Programme Manager

Utrecht / Rijswijk • fulltime / parttime • MSc / PhD

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Your challenge

The primary goal of the EU Programme Manager is to offer support to our clients in order to ensure their innovations come to market and projects make impact. You will have an opportunity to make a solid contribution to ttopstart’s result and mission by engaging partners and stakeholders and creating a sustainable consortium.

You will get the chance to be a part and monitor progress within international R&D-projects by performing market research, making business & sustainability plans and developing exploitation scenarios.

In order to drive durable innovations in life sciences and healthcare, you will look beyond the boundaries of a project and focus on connecting multiple projects at the same time.

Your day at ttopstart

You start your day with a short update from your Consultant, Business Developer and Programme Leadership colleagues.

You continue your day with assisting colleagues, clients and project partners with managing projects by planning and organising consortium meetings & conference calls, preparing Grant Agreements and Consortium Agreements.

After those meetings you prepare and/or write periodic and final reports.

You take time to engage with relevant stakeholders enabling project implementation.

You perform stakeholder analyses, market research, write business & sustainability plans, and develop exploitation scenarios for disruptive life science innovations.

You keep everyone updated by writing strategic communication & dissemination plans for innovation projects.

You notice an opportunity for ttopstart and partners and start developing new project & market opportunities.

You feel inspired and develop content for the ttopstart website to demonstrate ttopstart’s leadership in disrupting healthcare and life sciences.

After a busy week you share knowledge and best practices with your colleagues.

You also get to

Work on a great variety of innovative projects in Europe.

Be in a challenging, entrepreneurial and international environment.

Collaborate in an ambitious and creative team, with colleagues always ready to support, brainstorm or simply catch up.

Accelerate ideas and innovations that deliver better health and care.

Participate in training and coaching.

Enjoy fun events and activities organized by our very own party committee.

What are you like?

MSc degree within business administration, innovation management and/or life sciences.

3 to 5 years of similar programme management experience in working with consortia.

Affinity with the life science sector.

Affinity with (EU) grant applications.

A truly proactive, critical and independent attitude combined with a can-do mentality.

Good organisational and planning capabilities.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Excellent English communication skills (both oral and in writing).

The application process

The application process is as follows:

Because we believe it is important to find the very best match, we do not have a closing date in this procedure. This means that we will close the vacancy when we have found a good candidate. So as long as the vacancy is online, you can respond.

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