Programme Manager
Lausanne, CH
vor 3 Tg.

The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide.

The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions : education, research and innovation.

The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

Programme Manager (100%)

Your mission :

The Research Office informs the EPFL research community on funding opportunities and provides support for application processes and contracting of public and not-profit funding, ethical issues in research projects and ethical approval processes.

It also manages large research and mobility projects. As Programme Manager within the team of European Funding, your main mission will be to provide support to EPFL researchers and R&D intensive companies in Canton of Vaud for their grant applications and grants management.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

Under the direct supervision of the coordinator of the European Funding team, your main duties will be the following :

  • Actively participate in the promotion of European funding opportunities and in advising our clients, both in the academic and in R&D intensive companies, in strategic funding applications, with a focus on innovation-driven opportunities;
  • Provide administrative expertise in the pre-award phase of grant proposals and basic research contracts;
  • Advise applicants on specific evaluation criteria of various funding opportunities;
  • Review grant applications to ensure that compliance regarding eligibility, ethics, and budget requirements are met;
  • Assist in coordinating aspects of document submission, which may include interacting with administrative support staff, faculty members and other key stakeholders to meet grant reporting requirements, to complete amendments, etc.;
  • Provide project management expertise in the post-award phase of complex research projects to ensure that funders’ cost eligibility criteria are met;
  • Maintain knowledge of and follow changes in funding agency regulations that impact the pre-award and post-award aspects of grants;
  • Provide support to the Research Office team ensuring effective collaboration and knowledge sharing;
  • Be available for transversal projects within the department.
  • Your profile :

  • Master (or equivalent) or advanced experience in grant management / consulting
  • Good knowledge of the regional economic scene, thorough understanding of the functioning and needs of R&D intensive companies
  • Good knowledge of innovation support instruments for SMEs and start-ups on the national and international level
  • Genuine interest in transforming research results into innovation in the market
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills in English and French and the ability to effectively interact with all levels of faculty staff as well as decision-makers in companies
  • Ability to work independently, within tight timeframes
  • Excellent organizational skills and effective working style
  • Team player, open minded and committed
  • We offer :

  • Multicultural and stimulating professional environment
  • Pleasant atmosphere and working environment
  • Attractive hiring conditions
  • Possibility of continuous training and development according to the requirements of the function
  • Start date :

    As soon as possible Term of employment :

    Fixed-term (CDD) Work rate :

    100% Duration : 2 years renewable

    2 years renewable

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