Project Manager Pre-Award (f/m/x)


Image close to full time, Full time
39 hrs./week
Image Neuherberg near Munich
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We are Helmholtz Munich. In a rapidly changing world we discover breakthrough solutions for better health.

Our research is focused within the areas of metabolic health/diabetes, environmental health, molecular targets and therapies, cell programming and repair, bioengineering, and computational health. Through this research, we build the foundations for medical innovation. Together with our partners, we seek to accelerate the transfer of our research, so that laboratory ideas can reach society and improve people’s quality of life at the fastest rate possible.

Join us and use your talents and passion as we work together to drive forward scientific progress.

In the project funding area of the Strategy, Programs, Resources (SPR) department, we support scientists from Postdoc level upwards in all aspects of grant applications.

In the area of EU funding with a special focus on ERC and in international funding we are looking for a new team player as soon as possible.

Prof. Matthias Tschöp (Dr. Med., Dr. hc.), CEO of Helmholtz Munich:

"We believe that excellent research requires a range of different perspectives. Diverse teams reach better solutions and are more innovative in their research topics.

Establishing our Diversity Management Strategy demonstrates our commitment to ensuring an appreciative company culture based on mutual respect. We are also implementing diversity-sensitive processes throughout our whole organization."

Your tasks

  • inform and advice scientists at Helmholtz Munich on international funding opportunities specifically within Horizon Europe
  • intensely support grant applications to the European Research Council (ERC), coordinated EU-projects and international funding organisations
  • organize and coordinate target-group specific information events
  • plan the budget together with the applicants, communicate to the funding organisations, including use of electronic tools
  • negotiate grant agreements with funding organisations and scientific coordinators/partners

Your profile

  • awarded university degree, preferably in natural sciences, PhD is an advantage
  • experience in budgeting for project plans and calculations, understanding of funding guidelines and grant agreement negotiations
  • excellent knowledge of relevant funding programs of EU as well as international funding lines (specifically in USA and UK)
  • proven experience with grant application to EU/international funders and/or in science management

Preferred qualifications

  • extended research experience, preferably in health research/life sciences
  • excellent communication skills in German and English, negotiations skills and flexible advisor competences with diverse research personalities
  • flexibility, resilience, and organisation skills, specifically with short notice deadlines



Since 2005, we hold the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for exemplary action in the sense of an equal-opportunity organizational culture.

Helmholtz Munich is actively committed to diversity and inclusion in practice and is sustainably committed to equality.

The Diversity Charter has set itself the goal of promoting diversity in the world of work. By signing the charter, we commit ourselves to create an appreciative working environment for all employees.


If you fulfil all the requirements, you may be eligible for a salary grade of up to E 13. Social benefits are based on the Collective Wage Agreement for Public-Sector Employees (TVöD). The position has an (initial) fixed term of 2 years, with the possibility of moving to a permanent contract.

We are committed to promoting a culture of diversity and welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion or age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we will require further documents from you regarding the comparability of your degree. Please request the Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications as early as possible.


Interested in applying?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sophie Rothhämel, +498931872170, who will be happy to help.

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