European liaison officer – R&D


Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Functie eisen

  •  You hold a master’s degree. A legal background would be an advantage.
  • You have experience in applying for or implementing European research projects. Knowledge of Horizon 2020 would be an advantage.
  • You work in a structured and precise way.
  • You are a team player, yet know how to work independently as well.
  • You are customer oriented, love working with people and like taking on an advisory role.
  • You know how to handle stress and are not afraid of treating many files and deadlines at the same time.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and preferably Dutch, or you are committed to be able to operate in a Dutch speaking professional environment in short notice.
  • You master the common pc-applications and have experience with Microsoft Excel.
  • You are eager to learn and like to gain new knowledge all the time. You are enthusiastic to build up and maintain considerable expertise concerning the Horizon 2020 rules and regulations, among others by attending info days and conferences in Belgium and abroad.

Functie omschrijving

  • You identify and inform researchers about the various funding opportunities that exist for their specific research through different channels (newsletter, website, workshops).
  • You advise researchers on the submission of EU research projects and follow up on projects in their various contractual stages.
  • You provide researchers with administrative, technical and budgetary advice based on your expertise, and answer a wide range of questions that may come up in the course of a European research project.
  • You support the negotiation and control of grant and consortium agreements of approved EU projects, with specific attention for potential issues concerning liability, intellectual property or other caveats.
  • You act as a liaison person between the researchers on the one hand and various internal (HR, finance, TechTransfer, legal) and external services (governments, EU agencies).
  • You assist researchers with all kinds of practical issues, great and small.
  • You report into the European Liaison Office coordinator.

Wat bieden wij

 We offer a full time permanent position and a salary in line with the salary scales of the universities in the Flemish Community. The gross salary for this function ranges from € 2.934,33 to € 4.576,45 (depending on your level of experience) and is complemented by the following additional benefits:
reimbursement of public transport costs or a cycling allowance for commuting
hospitalization insurance
group insurance (additional pension)
remarkable sport facilities and budget meals on campus
exceptional annual leave conditions
children’s day care
You can find more information on our website
Interested in this vacancy? Please upload your CV, cover letter and diploma (not for VUB-alumni) via our VUB-website before 15/08/2017.
The selection procedure will consist of a preselection based on CV, a short written test and two rounds of interviews.
More information can be obtained from the R&D department at +3226292210 and +3226292213, or, in case of absence, at +3226292108.

Aanvullende info

Natasja Amys02.629.20.01

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De Vrije Universiteit Brussel is al 45 jaar een hoofdrolspeler in het Vlaamse hoger onderwijslandschap. De universiteit telt om en bij de 15.000 studenten en samen met haar ziekenhuis UZ Brussel stelt ze meer dan 6000 mensen te werk. De Vrije Universiteit Brussel is de grootste Nederlandstalige werkgever in de hoofdstad. De faculteiten, diensten en afdelingen van de universiteit zijn verspreid over vier groene campussen in het Brussels Gewest en Vlaanderen: Etterbeek, Anderlecht, Jette en Gooik.
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