18/01/2019
Science 4 Refugees

Project manager for coordination of a European project related to pediatric drug development


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Ghent University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EconomicsManagement studies
    Medical sciencesOther
    Medical sciencesVeterinary medicine
    Pharmacological sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    18/02/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Gent
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38

Last application date: Feb 18, 2019 12:00

Department: CA20 - Research Department

Contract: Limited duration

Degree: PhD (or equivalent due to experience) in Medicine, Veterinary sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedicine sciences or similar discipline

Occupancy rate: 100%

Vacancy Type: Research staff

Job description

UGent Department Pediatrics has successfully applied for an EU-project in an IMI2 (innovative medicines initiative) framework. The project is entitled conect4children (COllaborative Network for European Clinical Trials For Children – C4C) info: https://conect4children.org/news/press-release-launch-of-the-c4c-project/

Summary of the project

Less than 50% of all authorised medicines commonly used in children have been properly tested for safety and efficacy in this population, since running clinical trials involving children is difficult to perform. The conect4children (c4c) project aims to create a sustainable, integrated pan-European collaborative paediatric network that will speed up and facilitate the running of high quality clinical trials in children while ensuring that the voices of young patients and their families are heard. It will build the capacity for conducting multinational paediatric clinical trials for all disease areas and all phases of the clinical drug development process. One focus of the project is to promote innovative trial designs that will support drug development for rare paediatric diseases and areas of high medical needs. The project will also set up an education and training platform for future leaders in paediatric drug development. Ultimately, the paediatric clinical trials network will contribute to the development of better medicines for babies, children and young people.

This project has its roots in the former SBO project: Safepedrug [www.safepedrug.eu]. From this project a strong consortium with members from different faculties such as Medical Sciences, Veterinarian sciences and Pharmaceutical sciences, has been established during the past 6 years. The project was focused on pediatric drug development which is a very innovative research line with multiple valorization tracks. UGent-Pediatrics has been assigned as the National Hub for Belgium. The main task within this project is to coordinate the project within Belgium and to establish the Belgian paediatric network.

 

Specific tasks within this challenging project, include:

  • operate as part of a team, you will be responsible for managing a significant and high profile project within the pediatrics department
  • be the liaison with the general IMI partners’ group and ensure active interaction between them through meetings as well as other means of exchanging information, including travelling
  • managing general governance of the Belgian National Hub
  • follow-up of the communications and tasks within the National hub and Belgian network
  • ensures that the project is managed within the contracted schedule and budget
  • help to organize and run events and workshops

 

Therefore, we are looking for an experienced scientist with skills in program management

We offer:

  • A 4-year postdoctoral or scientific staff position with a competitive salary (based on level of experience), with the possibility of renewal.
  • A challenging opportunity to coordinate a high level European project
  • The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art tools and facilities at Ghent University.
  • The candidate will have access to diverse soft skills training seminars and courses offered by Ghent University.

Profile of the candidate

  • You hold a PhD (or equivalent due to experience) in Medicine, Veterinary sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedicine sciences or similar discipline
  • You must have extensive experience of project management and compliance, particularly of multi-partner, international collaborative projects, preferably within an European project context
  • Experience in clinical trials is a plus (GCP)
  • You are proficient in oral and written English
  • You have a team player mind-set and work in a result-oriented manner.
  • You are an enthusiastic, confident person with good logical and problem solving skills. You have an excellent standard of written and verbal communication and are well articulated with the ability to communicate, negotiate and reason with all levels of staff across the organization.
  • You have strong organization and time management skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks effectively and respect deadlines.
  • You are creative, hard-working and willing to work in a multidisciplinary context.
  • You have excellent communication skills. 
  • You are willing to travel, mainly within Europe

How to apply

Please send your CV, containing a summary of past research, contact information of at least 2 referees, and a motivation letter to Lieve Nuytinck (lieve.nuytinck@ugent.bebefore 18 February 2019. Early application is encouraged as the applications are processed upon reception.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Economics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Pharmacological sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Ghent University
Belgium
Gent
9000
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33

EURAXESS offer ID: 371976
Posting organisation offer ID: 123737