Job advertisement of 8 June 2022

Research Funding Project Manager (m/f/d)


  • Follow EU and German research programmes and explore funding opportunities for various research activities along the value chain of cement and concrete
  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant funding organisations and cooperate with them on behalf of VDZ and ECRA
  • Assist the establishment of research consortia and manage cooperation within these consortia
  • Supervise applications for new research projects and support the respective technical and financial reporting
  • Support VDZ’s scientific staff in communication and management of (in particular EU) research projects vis-à-vis EU DG Research and project coordinators
  • Support VDZ’s financial accounting in allocating VDZ staff’s working time to research projects
  • Support and participate in consulting projects with VDZ and ECRA members regarding funding opportunities


  • Profound knowledge of EU research funding schemes and procedures
  • Proven track record in applying for EU research funding and administrating respective research projects and consortia
  • Excellent communication skills and excellent command of written and spoken English and German
  • Desirable: knowledge of German national funding schemes
  • Willingness to work within a multidisciplinary team of researchers and in international research consortia
  • Willingness to relocate to Duesseldorf and travel to meetings of the research consortia and funding-related meetings
  • Open-minded and highly motivated towards innovative and new developments in process industries

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