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15 month Project Coordinator within EU and entrepreneurship 972912

The position
The Department of Food Science is seeking applications for an academic employee (AC-TAP). The position is for 15 months and includes project management/coordination and administrative tasks linked to EU projects, Interdisciplinary Centers and Entrepreneurship. The intended start date for this appointment is June, 2018, or as soon as possible.

The candidate
The candidate is expected to contribute to:

  • Coordination of project activities linked to the student entrepreneurship hub and entrepreneurship initiatives in general in the Department
  • Project management support for coordinating large projects and Centre activities
  • Support and coordinate interdisciplinary teams to deliver applications to meet EU deadlines
  • Coordinate input for reporting and to deliver quality reporting on project activities to meet deadlines
  • Deliver on various communication and coordination duties related to the Department of Food Science

We offer a challenging and independent job opportunity in an ambitious and inspiring research and education environment with an informal atmosphere. We are looking for a dynamic employee who is able to work independently and maintain an overview during periods of high workload. We expect that you are efficient at planning your time and organizing major tasks. You enjoy interaction with both scientific staff, students and technical-administrative staff and you have an ability for establishing collaborative relationships.

The successful candidate must have:
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Demonstrated EU fundraising
  • Documented entrepreneurial skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on administrative and co-ordination activities linked to Centres
  • The ability to work independently
  • The ability to coordinate and deliver project reporting to meet reporting deadlines
  • Documentation of strong communication skills in both English and Danish
  • Ability to successfully coordinate large meetings, workshops and / or conferences
  • Experience in mentoring students, business mentoring is an advantage
  • Experience in Typo3 is an advantage

The Department of Food Science
The Department of Food Science is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University and includes research within the areas Biofunctional Food, Systems Biology, Food Chemistry and Technology, Food Quality, Food Metabolomics, Sensory Science and Plant Production. The Department currently employs 60 full time scientific staff, approx. 50 PhD students and Postdocs, plus approx. 30 visiting students and staff who together contribute to an international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars.

The Department works in teams and therefore self-leadership, clear and open communication, success in mentoring, supervising and teaching are important qualities needed to be successful in the Department.

In addition, the Department has a strong culture that is based on openness, equality, consultation and inclusion. Contributing to the Department strategy and working environment is viewed as important.

Please refer to for further information about The Department of Food Science and to and for information on Science and Technology and Aarhus University, respectively.

Place of Work and area of Employment
The place of work is Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. All entrepreneurship activities linked to the student hub will be carried out on AU-Campus, Aarhus. It is planned that the Department of Food Science will be relocated to Agro Food Park, Skejby, Aarhus at the end of 2019.

Living in Denmark
Please visit the International Centre website ( for information about arriving and living in Denmark.

For further information contact Head of Department Michelle Williams, e-mail:

Application procedure
The application should be in English and include curriculum vitae, degree certificate and a description of previous relevant experience. The application should include the names and e-mail addresses of three people who can provide a letter of reference.

Formalities and salary range
The position is covered by the terms of collective agreements for academic staff in state institutions depending on qualifications and experience, plus pension scheme.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

All applications must be made online and received by: 30.04.2018


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