Project Officer (SECURE) - CLOSED

Application deadline is over. 


Location: Remote

Job type: Possibility of service contract or freelance

Contract duration: Position subject to project duration, starting from Mid of March 2023 till December 2024.

What needs to be done

  • Fulfilling & Communicating project activities
  • Contribution to policy brief,, assessing state-of-the-art, synthesizing outcomes into policy briefs and developing indicators and metrics to monitor and drive Research Career Framework 
  • Recruitment of MCAA members for project activities (training events, training pilots, consultations, surveys);
  • Monitoring and evaluating project activities
  • Project reporting (technical and administrative)
  • Contribution to the exploitation of project results
  • Partaking in online project meetings and selected presence consortium meetings
  • Co-creation of follow-up projects, grant submissions and activities


What we expect

  • Relevant degree (Minimum: Master degree level; PhD is a plus)
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • Good Understanding of the Research Ecosystem, Open Science and Researcher Career Development
  • Understanding of the working process of MCAA or relevant researchers organization
  • Experience in event organization
  • Experience with dissemination activities (research networks, including writing short articles, mail and social networks and potentially social media skills with applications, such as tweetdeck)
  • Experience in project evaluation (survey design, delivery, and analysis)
  • The readiness to join an interdisciplinary team to work on developing new initiatives in doctoral support and education


What we offer

  • MCAA service contract from March 2023 until December 2024
  • Daily rate (based on the candidate's qualification): 300-420 Eur (gross) including VAT, taxes & all relevant costs
  • Flexible working hours (depend on project activities), approx 35 days per year including travel (if needed)
  • Being part of a growing International Network and interdisciplinary research team focussing on researcher career framework


How to apply? 

Please follow these instructions to apply:

  • If you are a MCAA Member, please mention it in the CV
  • Combine your Motivation Letter, CV including name, designation & contact details of at least 3 referees as a single PDF 

Deadline for submissions: As soon as possible, 23:59 CET 15th of March 2023 (Applications may be evaluated on a rolling basis)

Starting Date: As soon as possible, preferably in March 2023 

About Sustainable Careers for Researcher Empowerment (SECURE):

MCAA is taking part in the recently funded SECURE project with 16 other partners from Europe and 1 partner from the UK. The objectives of the project are:  

  • Develop a comprehensive Research Career Framework integrating relevant existing policies
  • Develop a range of tenure track-like models integrating best practices from existing use cases
  • Conduct trials at organizations to implement, test, and refine the Research Career Framework
  • Engage research stakeholders for co-design and validation of the Research Career Framework
  • Mainstream the Research Career Framework through EURAXESS, policy briefs, and a summit and policy roundtable and the board members will never ask you passwords or other sensitive data. Also you will never receive strange links from them. Please always check the email sender and be careful what URLS you visit.