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European Funding Advisor – Health sector (m/f)

Full-time permanent contract, ref.: EUH

 

Interested to carry out a mission in Luxembourg’s innovation agency that contributes to the economic development of the country through innovation? Willing to join a professional, multidisciplinary, dynamic and human-sized organisation? This job opportunity is for you!

Among its activities, Luxinnovation offers support services for companies wishing to engage in Horizon Europe research and innovation processes, with the aim of accessing European collaborative funding. Our European Funding team has been very successful over the last years: Luxembourg being the country with the biggest increase in the number of participants to EU funding programs and with almost €200m secured for funding in Horizon 2020.

The mission of the European Funding Advisor is to promote European research, development and innovation (RDI) programs, support companies and research centres in putting together funding application files and to represent Luxembourg’s interests in the European authorities.

The European Funding Advisor will also be the National Contact Point (NCP) for Health, Marie Skłodowska–Curie actions and European Research Council. The position is located in Belval in Luxembourg with up to 30% of business travel, mainly to Brussels.

 

RESPONSABILITIES

  • Promote Luxinnovation services and European RDI funding programmes, notably by organizing conferences and webinars, publishing newsletters, setting up information campaigns, and monitoring deadlines for calls for proposals.
  • Support the participation of Luxembourg companies and research organisations in European research programs, either by advising and supporting project leaders in putting together European funding application files or by initiating synergies between companies and national public research organizations to develop collaborative public-private projects.
  • Monitor the evolution of European policy in the field of RDI and draft recommendations (opportunities/positioning) for Luxembourg aligned with national interests and priorities.
  • Represent and defend the interests of Luxembourg in specific events and working groups within the European Commission, notably for the Cluster 1: Health, Marie Skłodowska–Curie Actions and European Research Council.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with international stakeholders, as well as other European national contact points, and promote the know-how and skills of Luxembourg’s companies and research organisations amongst them.
  • Participate in writing, editing and submitting projects for Luxinnovation and contribute to the management of European projects in which Luxinnovation is involved.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ideally a Master or PhD degree in a Health-related field (Biology, Medical Sciences, Chemistry, etc.)
  • Proven experience in managing research projects, especially with EU funding, either gained in a research organization, a European institution, or a specialized consulting firm
  • A thorough understanding of the Health sector is considered an asset, as well as the knowledge of the Luxembourg RDI ecosystem
  • Strong writing skills and ability to produce briefing notes
  • Oral and written fluency in English, which is the working language for this position. Fluency in French, German and/or Luxembourgish are considered an asset.
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Service-oriented with a strong team-spirit
  • Ability to analyse and integrate data in suggested course of actions
  • Organized, proactive, flexible and autonomous

WHY CHOOSE THIS POSITION?

  • This mid-level to senior position is an excellent opportunity for a scientist/researcher to expand their skills in policy management, project management and RDI projects European financing
  • To develop high-level networking skills at the European level and be the Health National Point of Contact for Luxembourg at the European Commission, a high-priority sector of development for Luxembourg
  • To help Luxembourg organisations to access to EU funding to support their innovation projects
  • To increase your knowledge of the Luxembourg and European health priorities, as well as the impact of science and technology on policy making and vice versa
  • To be entrusted with varied responsibilities with a high level of autonomy
  • To assist various types of organisations (research centres, private or public bodies, professional associations, NGO, start-ups, etc.) allowing you to deepen your understanding of different needs and sectors
  • To be part of an international team and work in a human-sized organisation where professional development is encouraged

 

If interested to join us, please submit your application online in English or French (including a CV and a cover letter).

Any question? Do not hesitate to contact us on job@luxinnovation.lu

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