Project advisor

Friday 07 Jun 19

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The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is looking for a Project Advisor for the period from August 2019. The Project Advisor will provide administrative support to the Project Leaders in managing externally funded projects and will also ensure development and implementation of lean administrative processes and procedures.

The Project Advisor is organizationally associated to the Project Administrative unit and will have reference on daily to the Administrative unit at the Center.

Job description
You will provide coordinative and administrative support to the projects and also play a role in the Center consolidation and reporting of research results. Therefore you will in your daily work have contacts to a wide range of researchers and project managers as well as contact to the administration of the projects; which may be the DTU units or the funding agencies.

A part of the job is to handle support management of larger projects with organization of meetings, minutes of meetings, distribution of consortium information, consolidation of reporting and management of homepages. 

Collection and consolidation of progress reports from project partners, planning and organization of various projects is an important part of the activities. The reporting also extend to use reporting systems, especially at the grant authorities web pages, but also within the DTU systems in cooperation with the internal systems and units (economy centers).

You will be a key person in the project activities concerning:

  • Administration of grant (international and national grants) in accordance with the general administrative rules that apply for DTU Biosustain/DTU. This also includes reading grant guidance independently to understand specific reporting requirements, budget controlling, interfacing with the project support, economy center and HR department.
  • You will administrate the research staff associated. This includes: ensuring timely reporting, and registration of costs and effort, submission of relevant reports (also the DTU report schedules), documentation and repository actions and other group activities.
  • You will be active in the administrative support in association with the Centers fundraising effort; and in collection, analysis, presentation and reporting data for impact factor assessment purposes activities for the reporting from the Center. You will also contribute to various outreach activities of the Center.
  • You will coordinate calendar and meeting schedules of the Project managers as well as deal with travel reimbursements and other registrations, which is required for the financed projects.

A successful candidate will:

  • Have strong written and spoken English as skills as all communication and reporting will be in English
  • Be native or fluent in written and spoken Danish
  • Have administrative experience with international projects
  • Be a team player and help where it is needed to ensure a well-functioning project administration
  • Have a well-structured work style and be capable of managing several concurrent activities
  • Enjoy to work independently, however with focus on the common target
  • Be able to understand complex guidelines and develop administrative systems and processes, that satisfy such regulations

Knowledge of the Center’s field of research will be an advantage, but is not a formal requirement. The candidate does not need to have a scientific background, but have to be able to coordinate scientific reports. The expected educational level is a masters degree or equivalent.

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with focus on research, talent development and innovation for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position.
In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The allowance will be agreed on with the relevant union.

Place of work is DTU Biosustain main campus Lyngby.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later 21 June 2019. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the application form and attach your motivated application and CV.

For further information please contact Birte Kastrup Rasmussen,

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability is an international research center at the Technical University of Denmark funded by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The center conducts research in metabolic engineering of cell factories, in silico systems biology, metagenomics and plant biochemistry with the purpose of developing new processes and technologies that can support a more sustainable bio-based production of valuable chemicals in the future. The Center brings together some of the world's leading researchers in the field and will possess the advanced equipment and facilities required for achieving its ambitious research goals. Impact on society by innovation has a high priority and the Center collaborates worldwide with biotech companies and chemical industries to facilitate the dissemination and exploitation of its results. Additional information can be found at

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.