Junior Project Manager (Job Code JPM23)

We now have an opening for a responsible, motivated and efficient

(Junior) Project Manager (Job code: JPM23) (m/f/d)

As a substitute during parental leave, initially for one year with the option of extension.

Preferably starting October 2023. 

Full time (40 hrs/week).

You will work in close collaboration with our project management team to successfully implement European projects. To start, your work will focus on two Horizon Europe projects:

  • Pandemic preparedness beyond Covid-19 (ISIDORe project), in which we lead the work package on diagnostics and therapeutics services.
  • Cutting-edge research services provision for cancer research to foster patient benefits across Europe (CanSERV project), in which we work on new therapeutic solutions.

Both projects involve large consortia of European Life Science Research Infrastructures. EU-OPENSCREEN coordinates the access to our compound screening platforms and medicinal chemistry groups, including scientific and administrative tasks.


  1. Administration and management of granted projects and third-party funding in close cooperation with the project management team and the Director General
  2. Support the preparation of grant proposals, and the coordination of EU-OPENSCREEN´s core scientific services, in close collaboration with experienced EU-OPENSCREEN project managers.

Tasks include:

  • Monitoring EU projects progress, coordinating the timely delivery of project reports and milestones, and monitoring of used resources.
  • Coordinating the trans-national access of European and international researchers to EU-OPENSCREEN partner sites (including defining and updating our catalogue of services
  • Preparation of EU project documents, deliverables, milestones and ensuring regular updates.
  • Liaise with consortium partners about project related operations.
  • Acquisition of all supporting documents from project partners.
  • Development of outreach material and dissemination activities.
  • Monitoring and documentation of the project implementation.
  • Organising, updating and maintaining archives and databases.
  • Scheduling and organising online and face-to-face meetings and conferences, writing project meeting minutes.


  • Minimum of an M.Sc. degree in chemistry, biology or related field in the life sciences. Experience in high-throughput screening and/or medicinal chemistry research areas would be a strong plus.
  • Proven experience in project management and budget/resource management.
  • Track record in the writing of grant proposals and the administration of EU grants would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of research infrastructures would be a plus.
  • Strong organisational, management and presentation skills with high attention to details.
  • Excellent collaboration and networking skills.
  • Proactive and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; SharePoint would be a plus
  • Fluent in English with strong writing skills, German would be a plus.

Our offer:

  • A position, initially for 1 year, in an international team and an international collaborative research environment
  • Attractive working conditions and remuneration packages
  • A great office location in Berlin Buch on an international science campus with Mensa and sport facilities, including a gym.
  • Professional development through qualifications and training programs.
  • Active support for a healthy work-life balance, including remote working options and flexible working hours.
  • 30 days holidays per year
  • Company pension
  • Mobile phone and laptop

Next steps:

Please indicate "Junior Project Manager" in the subject line of your email.

After September, we will start evaluating all applications received and invite possible candidates to at least one interview in October 2023. Please note that we may contact your indicated references.

The position remains open until a suitable candidate is identified. We thank you for your interest in our organisation and we are looking forward to meeting you soon!



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