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Senior Program Manager, Research Training

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    RMIT University
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    04/07/2021 23:00 - Europe/Athens
    Spain › Barcelona
    FP7 / People-Marie Curie Actions COFUND


  • Implement the REDI COFUND grant and contribute to the development and growth of RMIT’s doctoral degree cohorts in Europe.
  • High level proficiency in English and working rights in Spain
  • Full time, ongoing position (42,000 euros negotiable based on experience)


About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

RMIT Europe, is a creative and dynamic hub of RMIT university based in the heart of Barcelona. It is a centre that is successfully extending RMIT University's international engagement in Europe and strategically growing the university’s collaborative research and education activity in Europe. It facilitates RMIT's collaboration in the development of innovative pan-European projects attracting global knowledge from Europe, Australia and Asia to deliver local impact.



Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.


Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.


What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.


About the role

As the Research Training Program Manager at RMIT Europe, you will implement the REDI COFUND grant and contribute to the development and growth of RMIT’s doctoral degree cohorts in Europe through successful European Commission Marie-Curie grants and other mechanisms. Working in close collaboration with other staff at RMIT Europe (Education Partnerships Manager, Research Proposals Team, Communications Team) and also with RMIT University’s School of Graduate Research, the Program Manager will:

  • Implement the REDI Cofund grant and coordinate the management team of the REDI Cofund grant.
  • Develop and implement professional development support to RMIT´s European doctoral researchers – known as Early Stage Researchers (ESR) - as per the specific needs mandated by supporting funding schemes and hosting partner requirements. Leverage existing RMIT resources for professional development of European ESRs.
  • Contribute to the growth plan for RMIT´s doctoral cohorts in Europe and assist in the development of new funding proposals to support this growth.
  • Liaise with SGR to ensure that all RMIT processes and procedures for ESRs are correctly implemented in Europe.

More Information


Bring your whole self to work


We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.


We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

Eligibility criteria

Qualifications and requirements


  • Master degree (Business, Science or European Affairs an advantage)
  • 3+ years of experience with management/support of doctoral degree programs.
  • 3+ years of experience with project administration, coordination and management of H2020-MSCA projects (COFUND action is a distinct advantage).
  • Strong knowledge of the administrative and financial rules of European H2020 projects and more specifically MSCA-COFUND and ITN projects.
  • Excellent organisational and project management, communication and stakeholder engagement skills in both academic and industry.
  • High level proficiency in English both written and spoken.
  • Willingness and availability to travel nationally and internationally.
  • Eligible to legally work in Spain.



  • Knowledge of tertiary education sector in Australia.
  • Specific training and/ or qualifications in European project management.
  • Some ability in Spanish would be beneficial.

Selection process

The selection panel may consist of:

  • the hiring manager or nominee
  • a person with relevant expertise, external to the area or the University
  • a peer representative.

We always strive for gender balance and diversity in our panels.

Additional comments

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. To view the position description and to apply, please visit rmit.edu.au/careers and search using reference number JR38.

For further information please contact Boaz Kogon, Associate Director, Research &Innovation on boaz.kogon@rmit.edu.au.


Applications close 11:55 PM (GMT+1) Sunday 4th July.

We are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au

Offer Requirements

    ENGLISH: Excellent


About you

We are seeking a dynamic, proactive and highly motivated individual, who will have experience of but not limited to:

  • Demonstrated strong experience in working with and managing doctoral programmes and associated academic office functions in Europe (selection and recruitment, training, supervisor training, etc.)
  • Demonstrated strong European project management experience in Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) in particular COFUND and/or ITN projects.
  • Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills including ability to meet strict deadlines, prioritise and multi-task across a portfolio of projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and autonomously (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a multi-disciplinary and agile team to meet project outcomes and milestones.
  • Experience working with international partners or teams across multiple cultures and timezones.
  • Strong stakeholder’s engagement skills including ability to create and maintain relationships with a large number of partners in academia and industry.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) including strong reporting and presentation skills.
  • Impeccable attention to details and rigor, results-oriented, problem-solving attitude, flexibility and ability to take own initiatives.

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EURAXESS offer ID: 627264


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