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Graduate Program Manager (GP Manager feb2021)

  1. Date: 19.2.2021
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisboa, Portugal
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundatio
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Science Administration
  6. Application start: 19.2.2021            

  7. Champalimaud Foundation (Fundação D. Anna de Sommer Champalimaud e Dr. Carlos Montez Champalimaud), a private, non-profit research institution in Lisbon, Portugal, is looking for a Graduate Program Manager to join our team.

    Call reference: GP Manager feb2021

    . Institutional academic liaison
    . Ensure that students are properly matriculated at their degree granting institution;
    . Manage payment of tuition and other fees, as well as tracking all fee refunds to CR;
    . Ensure student and faculty compliance with required academic reports and associated documentation;
    . Provide students with assistance to meet formal thesis defense requirements of the degree granting institution;
    . Assist the educational coordinator in maintaining an up to date database of the academic status of all graduate students at CR.

    Fellowship management and support
    . Manage new student registration with FCT or other external funding agency;
    . Support PhD program student applications for external funding;
    . Ensure student, faculty, and institutional compliance with fellowship funding agency required documentation and reports;
    . Manage yearly fellowship renewals;
    . Assist the educational coordinator in maintaining an up to date database of all graduate fellowships at the CR.

    Maintaining Proper Academic Accreditation
    . Ensure compliance with A3S regulations

    Maintaining Proper Internal Records and Compliance
    . Ensure compliance with internal Champalimaud regulations and best practices
    . Ensure that thesis committee and other internal support mechanisms occur in a timely fashion and with proper records

    Application start date: 19 February 2021

    Application closing date: Open until filled, application review will begin on March 1st.

    Number and type of fellowships or contracts to be awarded: One Fellowship

    Offered conditions:
    A. Competitive remuneration package commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience
    B. Full immersion into a research excellence ecosystem with highly motivated researchers, supported by state-of-the-art technology and continuous development opportunities.

    Duration: 12 months , renewable.

    Expected position starting date: 01 may 2021

    Primary location of work: Champalimaud Center for the Unknown

    Source of financing: Internal funding

    Evaluation Committee members:
    Joseph Paton, Christa Rhiner, Ryan Herbert, Maria Teresa Dias

    Candidate Profile:
    A. Minimum qualifications:
    Candidates must have either an MSc or equivalent in the life sciences, be proficient in written English, and speak English fluently.

    B. Essential skills:
    ~ Excellent communication and organizational skills
    ~ Excellent presentations and demonstration skills
    ~ Excellent Portuguese and English skills are essential
    ~ Ability to meet tight deadlines and experience periods of high demand
    ~ PhD in the life sciences preferred

    C. Desirable skills that will also be considered:
    ~ Previous experience in academic program management
    ~ Previous experience with graduate fellowship application processes

    Application materials

    To apply candidates must submit a paper or PDF file that contains a motivation letter and the Curriculum Vitae, both written in English, through the form.
    Proof of qualifications (certificates) may be required at a later date for formalization of the fellowship/contract agreement.

    Evaluation and selection criteria
    a. Candidates will be screened to determine eligibility based on minimum qualifications listed in call
    b. Candidates meeting minimum requirements will be scored according to required application materials. Curriculum vitae 75%, letter of motivation 25%.
    If provided, and if shortlisted, candidates’ referees will be contacted and may count towards evaluation.

    How to apply

    Candidates must complete this application form and submit a single annexed .pdf document containing the application materials stated in call. (call reference is essential, please copy paste: GB Manager feb21)
    Applicants must be willing to relocate to Lisbon, Portugal and start ~5 weeks after your interview date.

    Notification of results

    The highest scoring candidate will be notified by email or telephone. All other candidates will be notified solely by email of the final outcome of the recruitment process.
    After being notified, candidates will have 10 working days to present a claim for redress by email (careers@research.fchampalimaud.org). If no claim is received by the Champalimaud Foundation, the Evaluation Committee’s decision will become definitive.

    About Us
    Research is at the heart of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, a modern research and clinical facility situated on the waterfront in Lisbon, Portugal. The goal of Champalimaud Research (CR) is to perform world-leading fundamental and translational research. Current research work is focused on the fields of neuroscience, physiology and cancer. Champalimaud Research comprises a team of over 400 scientists from around the world. English is the official language of the Centre. Lisbon’s sunny Atlantic Mediterranean climate, vibrant culture and high quality of life make this a great place to live and work.

    Relevant Institutional Information
    In line with our community guidelines, no candidate may be privileged, favored, prejudiced or deprived of any right or excluded from any duty on the basis of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, disability, chronic illness, language, nationality, territory of origin, family status (marital, pregnancy and maternity, having or not having dependents), socioeconomic situation, education, religion, political or ideological beliefs, trade union membership, or on any other grounds which are irrelevant to decision-making.
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    Legal Notices
    This call may be cancelled at any time on or before the Evaluation Committee’s evaluation of all eligible candidates and the recruitment process shall be concluded on the day of the full execution of the signed agreement between the Champalimaud Foundation and the selected candidate.

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