Senior Program Manager, Research Training

Full-Time Permanent Contract
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Project Management , IT, TLC and Application software , Research and Development

Overview: Full-time, continuing position Salary: 50,000 euros per annum (negotiable) and flexible working arrangements Based in Barcelona, Spain. Working rights in Spain required. About RMIT Europe: RMIT Europe, is a creative and dynamic hub of RMIT university based in the heart of Barcelona. It is a centre that is successfully extending RMIT University's international engagement in Europe and strategically growing the university’s collaborative research and education activity in Europe. RMIT Europe is led by the Executive Director on behalf of the RMIT Europe Board. It facilitates RMIT's collaboration in the development of innovative pan-European projects attracting global knowledge from Europe, Australia and Asia to deliver local impact. The objectives for RMIT Europe are to: Strengthen RMIT's reputation and profile in Europe and globally Increase research funding and activity, with a focus on European partnerships and funding sources Develop collaborative opportunities for education with European partners Strategically focus RMIT international experiences for staff and students with European partners and grow opportunities for RMIT students Leverage and grow industry partnerships to support the quality and relevance of our education and to ensure the impact of our research For more information, visit: and click here for a list of current projects. About the role As the Senior Program Manager Research Training at RMIT Europe, you will implement the REDI COFUND grant and contribute to the development and growth of RMIT’s doctoral degree cohorts in Europe through successful European Commission Marie-Curie grants and other mechanisms. Working in close collaboration with other staff at RMIT Europe (Education Partnerships Manager, Research Proposals Team, Communications Team) and also with RMIT University’s School of Graduate Research, the Senior Program Manager will: Implement the REDI Cofund grant and coordinate the management team of the REDI Cofund grant. Develop and implement professional development support to RMIT´s European doctoral researchers – known as Early Stage Researchers (ESR) - as per the specific needs mandated by supporting funding schemes and hosting partner requirements. Leverage existing RMIT resources for professional development of European ESRs. Contribute to the growth plan for RMIT´s doctoral cohorts in Europe and assist in the development of new funding proposals to support this growth. Liaise with SGR to ensure that all RMIT processes and procedures for ESRs are correctly implemented in Europe. More information about the role's responsibilities can be found in the position description: PD_Research Training Program Senior Manager_HEW8.pdf   About you We are seeking a dynamic, proactive and highly motivated individual, who will have experience of but not limited to: Demonstrated strong experience in working with and managing doctoral programmes and associated academic office functions in Europe (selection and recruitment, training, supervisor training, etc.) Demonstrated strong European project management experience in Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) in particular COFUND and/or ITN projects. Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills including ability to meet strict deadlines, prioritise and multi-task across a portfolio of projects. Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and autonomously (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a multi-disciplinary and agile team to meet project outcomes and milestones. Experience working with international partners or teams across multiple cultures and timezones. Strong stakeholder’s engagement skills including ability to create and maintain relationships with a large number of partners in academia and industry. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) including strong reporting and presentation skills. Impeccable attention to details and rigor, results-oriented, problem-solving attitude, flexibility and ability to take own initiatives. Qualifications and requirements Master degree (Business, Science or European Affairs an advantage) 3+ years of experience with management/support of doctoral degree programs. 3+ years of experience with project administration, coordination and management of H2020-MSCA projects (COFUND action is a distinct advantage). Strong knowledge of the administrative and financial rules of European H2020 projects and more specifically MSCA-COFUND and ITN projects. Excellent organisational and project management, communication and stakeholder engagement skills in both academic and industry. High level proficiency in English both written and spoken. Willingness and availability to travel nationally and internationally. Eligible to legally work in Spain. Preferable: Knowledge of tertiary education sector in Australia. Specific training and/ or qualifications in European project management. Some ability in Spanish would be beneficial. To Apply Please apply directly via the RMIT Careers website here: You will be required to submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by For further information about the role, contact Boaz Kogon, Associate Director Research & Innovation at: .   Do not forget to mention that you found this job ad on the EURACTIV Jobsite!