Vacancies 67167-Grant-Advisor-Donders-Center-for-Medical-Neuroscience

  • 28.8 hours a week
  • Temporary
  • 1 year with a possible extension
  • Date of publication: 27 March 2019
  • Deadline: 15 May 2019
  • Scale 10/11: max € 70984 gross per year at full employment (incl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)
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Job description

To further strengthen our Grant Support Office, part of the Department of Valorization, we are looking for a Grant Advisor to support researchers in the Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience (DCMN). Support by the Grant Support Office targets most of the available external grant programs and funding sources. Support and advise is primarily aimed at the acquisition and the pre-award phase of the project life cycle (proposal – or project development), project management is not a main task of the Grant Support Office.
Tasks and responsibilities
  • Identifying, monitoring and analyzing external developments regarding availability of research funds in the Netherlands and abroad;
  • Inform, advise and match researchers pro-actively with respect to funding opportunities;
  • Advising, guiding and supporting researchers with writing of the project proposal (e.g. development process, general proposal parts, budget) and the accompanying administrative preparations as appropriate;
  • Consulting with relevant staff members and project partners (project leader, financial controller, business developer, external parties involved) on the design of the proposal and monitoring of progress of the proposal development process;
  • Identifying opportunities for (knowledge) valorisation and initiate the necessary follow up steps.


  • At least two years of postdoc experience in the field of Neurosciences (from psychiatry and geriatrics, to cognitive neuroscience, genetics, ophthalmology, ENT, neurology and rehabilitation);
  • You are well acquainted with the national and international university world and the national and European subsidy landscape;
  • Recognizable experience with writing of grant applications. 
  • Preferably some relevant work experience with grant advising, supporting grant acquisition and reviewing;
  • Has excellent organizational skills, works project-based and is capable of managing a substantial number of application processes simultaneously;
  • A team-player, customer oriented, and works towards results; 
  • Has excellent writing and communication skills, both in Dutch and English.


Department of Valorization
The Department of Valorization consists of a group of around 20 dedicated professionals divided over 4 teams, Grant Support Office (GSO), Business Development, Legal Affairs and Regional Development. These teams advise and facilitate Radboudumc employees and partners in the field of (bio)medical fundamental, translational, preclinical and clinical research, biomedical technology and healthcare innovations.
Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience
Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience (DCMN) is one of the three research institutes at Radboudumc and part of the interfaculty Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior (DI). More than 550 DCMN researchers from 12 Radboudumc departments work on interdisciplinary research at the interface of genetic, molecular and cellular processes on the one hand and clinical and system level neuroscience on the other. The aim is to have a significant influence on the prevention, diagnosis, staging and treatment of specific brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Disorders of movement, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Sensory disorders and Stress-related disorders.

The Research Agenda 2025 was drawn up in 2015 to form the guideline for research policy in the coming years. The pursuit of scientific excellence is one of the key points of this agenda.

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Employment conditions

  • Depending on expertise and experience, salary classification will be conform salary scale 10 (maximum € 4.216) or salary scale 11 (maximum € 4.917) gross per month, based on a 36-hour work week (1 FTE);
  • We initially offer an appointment for 12 months, with the prospect of extension;
  • Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be, depending on the type of job, a screening based on the provided cv. Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf;
  • Read more about the Radboudumc employment conditions and what our International Office can do for you when moving to the Netherlands.

Comments and contact information

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from dr. Eric Caldenhoven, Head of the Grant Support office, via 06-5000 8366. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before 15 May.
Recruitment agencies are asked not to respond to this job posting.

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