Our foundation focuses on funding scientific research into the causes and solutions of multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is, literally and figuratively, a neurodegenerative disease that affects young people. Thanks to our donors, we can invest approximately 3 million euros annually in research. We also provide information about (consequences) of MS and the research we fund. Our organization stands for quality, integrity, reliability, communication and works purposefully. Donors know that their donations are well spent.
Position and tasks
As a research coordinator, you form the bridge between the research field and the target audience; People with MS and their loved ones. You speak the language of researchers, but you can also make research understandable to our supporters, donors, and the general public. Easily make a connection and enjoy working together on projects with different types of organizations and people. In addition, you ensure that the process of applying for, evaluating and awarding grants is managed in the right direction.
- You coordinate the grant application process for research.
- You oversee our advisory boards, including the Scientific Council, the panel of experienced experts and international judges.
- You monitor progress and report on research projects.
- You maintain and initiate contact with the researchers.
- You are involved in the organization and program of Multiple Sclerosis Research Days, an annual conference for MS professionals.
- You maintain contacts (international) within the MS domain and the charitable sector. To do this, you will work closely with the MS Academic Center coordinators and participate in various workgroups and meetings.
- You answer questions about (living with) MS and MS research.
- It informs donors about the research that has been achieved thanks to their support.
- You keep the information for professionals and about MS (research) on our site up to date.
- You contribute substantially to online news and articles in Rondom MS magazine and provide input for offline and online communications.
Job requirements and your profile
- You have an academic (biological) medical education, preferably completed with a Ph.D.
- You are interested in MS and have relevant knowledge of neuroscience.
- You have experience writing popular science texts for a general audience.
- You are independent, work orderly and carefully and dare to take responsibility.
- You’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves, even outside office hours.
- You are connected, you keep an eye on the details and know how to get others excited.
- You quickly learn about the digital world.
- You speak and write Dutch and English fluently.
- A highly diversified job with an interest in your personal growth and development.
- One-year contract for 32 hours per week. In the case of good performance, there is the possibility of permanent appointment.
- Salary is based on experience and according to the wage structure at Goede Doelen Nederland.
- Good fringe benefits including vacation pay, travel reimbursement and excellent retirement benefits.
- Close and enthusiastic team.
- Combine working in the office (in Voorschoten) and from home.
Are you interested or want to know more?
Please contact Kirstin Heutinck at 071-5600500 or [email protected]. Is this the job for you? Then send your application (with motivation letter and CV) before September 5, 2022 to Kirstin Heutinck, interim manager ([email protected]) or by mail: Stichting MS Research, attn Kirstin Heutinck, PO Box 200, 2250 AE Voorschoten
Acquisition related to this vacancy is not estimated.