Vacancy Senior Project Manager

Application deadline 28-02-2019

About the institute
RegMed XB (Regenerative Medicine Crossing Borders; was founded in 2017 as a virtual institute of Dutch and Belgian public (governments and universities) and private (health foundations and companies) partners that are working together to develop regenerative medicine solutions to cure chronic diseases. RegMed XB believes that when researchers, patient organizations and entrepreneurs work side by side, they stand the best chance to bring the most impact to patients and society at large. There are currently four “Moonshots” to cure patients with end-stage kidney failure, type 1 diabetes, osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease. Beyond its scientific objectives, RegMed XB is also active in public-private partnerships to integrate research and valorization to shorten the time-to-patient and translate research results into new businesses.
This position is open in the RegMed XB Office, which has the mission to support the partners of RegMed XB to create more impact from science. Together we want to develop the emerging regenerative medicine industry to create new jobs and solutions for patients.

Description of the position
We are hiring a Senior Project Manager. We seek someone with experience in project management who can make an immediate impact to our small team. We are especially interested in someone with excellent communications skills to bolster both our internal and external dissemination. This position is best-suited for someone who likes a fast-paced start-up environment and who likes solving new challenges. While a PhD and experience in academia are considered a plus, it is not mandatory. Please note that this position is not suited to someone who has just completed their thesis and has yet to gain experience in project management.
The successful candidate will support the entire RegMed XB programme from our office located at the MERLN Institute at Maastricht University. The position will reside under Dr. Vanessa LaPointe (Deputy Programme Director) and Prof. Marianne van der Steen (Director).

 Primary responsibilities

  • Coordination of the quarterly and annual reporting cycle (both scientific and financial)
  • Internal communications (e.g., connecting partners, site visits to partners, disseminating information)
  • External communications (e.g., social media, outreach)
  • Stakeholder management (e.g., health foundations and companies) within the boundaries of the project
  • Office management
  • Supporting grant applications

 Required profile

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects (preferably consortia with public and private partners)
  • Minimum 2 years experience in project management (preferably in a complex international multi-partner setting)
  • Affection for working with companies, TTOs, health foundations and academics
  • Fluency (especially writing skills) in English
  • Willingness to work in Maastricht
  • Willingness to travel within the Netherlands and Belgium (for day trips)

Contract information
The duration of the position and salary will only be finalized upon selecting a candidate, but the expectation is for a 5-year full-time position (0.8 fte can be considered) after a probationary period. Remuneration will be according to standard university salary levels depending on education and relevant work experience, but the expectation is that this position will be in CAO scale 10 or 11 (approximately €3000–€4000 gross per month). Each year, the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. You must be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you may be eligible for an allowance for moving costs.

Applying from abroad?
The MERLN Institute, where this position will reside, houses employees from across the globe who have successfully navigated the transition of moving to the Netherlands. Maastricht, where we are located, is itself a warm and welcoming city. The founding city of the EU is an international hub with inhabitants from around the world. English is widely spoken, which has helped create a unique and vibrant international community. Thanks to Maastricht’s central position in Europe, it is only a short drive away from Belgium, Germany, France and the rest of the Netherlands. The city is family friendly and possesses an international school and several excellent primary schools.

Application timeline
Application deadline is 28th of February 2019. Candidates should expect to hear from us within two weeks of the deadline for applications. Video interviews will be scheduled for short-listed candidates. Those proceeding to the second interview round will be invited to attend an in-person interview. Your travel costs will be compensated.

For any questions, do not hesitate to email Vanessa LaPointe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). You may also wish to visit our website:

To apply
To apply, please submit your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:
- A cover letter, explicitly describing how your skills match the above “description of the position”
- A CV
- The names and contact information of two people who can be contacted for a reference

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