EBI - European Bioinformatics Institute

EC Project Manager

EMBL-EBI - European Bioinformatics Institute

Hinxton, United Kingdom

Organisation data: ELIXIR Project Management Unit
Job Number: EX00066
Contract Type: Staff Member
Schedule Type: Full Time
Contract Duration-Length of Time (years/months): 2 Years 2 Months
Advertised Grade-Grading: Grade 5 (monthly salary starting from £2,882 after tax) plus benefits
Closing date: 28 July 2024

About the team/job

We have an opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join the dynamic and international team at the ELIXIR Hub in Hinxton near Cambridge, UK.

The primary purpose of this role will be to provide PM support to internal and externally funded projects, particularly to the European Genomic Data Infrastructure. These activities are expected to last until 31/10/2026.

As a member of the ELIXIR Project Management Office, you will support the PIs and Scientific Leads under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager. You will work closely with the ELIXIR PIs, Project Managers, Technical Coordinators, External Relations and the administrative team, and colleagues at the 24 national ELIXIR Nodes and other project partners throughout Europe.

This is a dynamic role and you will have the chance to actively contribute to further development of good project management practice and strong project management capabilities within the ELIXIR Hub and wider ELIXIR organisation.

Your role

  • Playing an active role in ensuring that project deadlines, targets and objectives are successfully achieved by providing support, proactive management and guidance to work-package leaders and partners;
  • Contributing to the day-to-day management of project risks and opportunities, including managing project performance indicators and risk register;
  • Assisting the planning and budgeting processes, assembling and analysing metrics and outcomes, ensuring that all reporting requirements are met;
  • Assisting with managing changes in the large consortium;
  • Effectively and proactively communicating operational outcomes, risks, and ongoing processes to the ELIXIR Senior Project Managers;
  • Representing ELIXIR, in interactions with internal and external stakeholders.

You have

  • A University degree, preferably in life sciences, computer science, engineering or another quantitative discipline or demonstrable experience on running EC funded grants;
  • Extensive knowledge of managing all aspects of EC projects (technical delivery, use of resources, reporting, communications, risk, opportunities, issues);
  • Ability to evolve and adapt to the continuous improvement in processes methodologies and technologies being used by the ELIXIR Hub;
  • Ability to lead, organise and independently manage delivery within a multidisciplinary, collaborative team environment;
  • Experience in handling deadlines and a heavy workload by actively managing priorities;
  • Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Experience working in a team to deliver exceptional results;
  • A high level of literacy with excellent verbal and written English;
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and G Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides).

You might also have

  • Experience in project management of EC (H2020) and IMI (IMI2) grants;
  • Active certification in Project Management e.g. PMP, Prince, PM2.

Why join us

Do something meaningful

ELIXIR unites Europe's leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by publicly funded research. It coordinates, integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources across its member states and enables users in academia and industry to access services that are vital for their research.

Our values

The ELIXIR Hub has a strong organisational culture which is defined by our core values. To ensure a good fit with our team, we look to recruit candidates who share our five values:

  1. We work to benefit everyone;
  2. We are trusted;
  3. We work with a spirit of openness;
  4. We strive for excellence;
  5. We work in an environment of respect.

Enjoy lots of benefits

  • Financial incentives: Monthly family, child and non-resident allowances, annual salary review, pension scheme, death benefit, long-term care, accident-at-work and unemployment insurances;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover);
  • Generous time off: 30 days annual leave per year, in addition to eight bank holidays;
  • Relocation package including installation grant (if required);
  • Campus life: Free shuttle bus to and from work, on-site library, subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria, casual dress code, extensive sports and social club activities (on campus and remotely);
  • Family benefits: On-site nursery, 10 days of child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances;
  • Benefits for non-UK residents: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance.

For more details please see our employee benefits page.

What else you need to know

  • Contract duration: Project based until 31st October 2026;
  • International applicants: We recruit internationally and successful candidates are offered visa exemptions. Read more on our page for international applicants;
  • Diversity and inclusion: At ELIXIR, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+ and individuals from all nationalities;
  • Job location: This role is based in Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. You will be required to relocate if you are based overseas and you will receive a generous relocation package to support you;
  • How to apply: To apply please submit a cover letter and a CV through our online system. We aim to provide a response within two weeks after the closing date: 28th July 2024.

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