Project Manager in Horizon Europe – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) – Doctoral Networks Programme


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Are you passionate about Project Management and can you contribute to the development/operation of an EU-funded Doctoral Networks (DN) Programme?  Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University is looking for a Project Manager from 01.01.2024 or as soon as possible. This is a fixed term position until 30.04.2027.

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a Project Manager Position (part-time employment, 15 hours per week) offering candidates an exciting opportunity to join a newly acquired Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) – Doctoral Networks (DN). The project has been named as DECADES – Design of Catalytic processes with Deep-Eutectic-Solvents, and it offers a unique doctoral study programme, in which 10 selected PhD candidates will be trained as the next generation of European biotechnology researchers. Within this training programme, PhD students will spend their study time in industry and in academia. A total of 6 academic institutions and 10 private sector organisations, ranging from high-tech SMEs to large-scale production companies, are taking part in the project.

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 3 years & 4 months position from 01.01.2024 or as soon possible hereafter.

This is a fixed-term position to end on 30.04.2027.

Job description

You are expected to assist the Coordinator (Prof. Dr. Selin Kara) in a Horizon Europe MSCA–DN project, which consists of in total 16 participating organizations from European academia or private sector. You will:

  • be a key person between the Coordinator and others reg. administrative work,
  • be a key person between the Coordinator and Steering Board and Supervisory Board for decision making and communication,
  • assist Dissemination, Exploitation, Communication and Public Engagement activities,
  • assist the Data Management and Recruitment Activities,
  • support Training and Graduation Managers for organization of training events and workshops,
  • travelling to DN events two times a year (up to five days, sometimes may include the weekend).

Your profile

Applicants should ideally hold a PhD Natural Sciences or in Engineering. Competences of the successful applicant:
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Excellent project- and time management skills
  • Excellent English skills – written and oral
  • Ability to work as part of a large interdisciplinary, intersectoral and multi-cultural team
  • Ability to carry out duties in a structured and systematic manner and with a high degree of independence
  • Experience with teaching activities and ideally with online courses
  • Experience in project Management
  • Experience in European project management

Who we are

Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering is a multidisciplinary research area. It includes disease and health, materials, environmental technologies, biorefining, energy technologies and food and ingredient technology. The research at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering (BCE) is based on both theoretical and experimental methods, and include the design, development, operation, monitoring, control, and optimization of chemical, physical and biological processes. The BCE Department holds a special position of international strength in scientific activities related to biogas energy, biorefining, agricultural emissions, lipid technology, polymer and membrane technology, protein engineering and biosynthesis. In addition, the Department of BCE conducts public sector consultancy on agricultural challenges such as Air Quality Engineering and Biorefining. The Department of BCE is part of the Science and Technology Faculty Interdisciplinary Centre WATEC (water treatment technologies), CBIO (circular bioeconomy), iFOOD (food technology), iMAT (advanced materials), iLIFE (biophysics and imagining), iClimate (climate change).

What we offer

The Department of BCE ( offers:
  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories, and access to shared equipment;
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international, and industrial collaborators;
  • a work environment encouraging lively, open and critical discussion;
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities;
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality, and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000, Aarhus C, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Selin Kara (


Applications must be received no later than 30 June 2023.

Formalities and salary range

Salary and terms as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Unions.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.


Aarhus University

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,300 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 935 million. Learn more at


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Aarhus Universitet, Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C


Ansøgningsfrist: 30-06-2023; - ansøgningsfristen er overskredet

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