Job Posting: Scientific Fundraising Manager at the REACH EUREGIO Start-up Center

45,000 students and 8,000 employees in teaching, research and administration, all working together to shape perspectives for the future – that is the University of Münster (WWU). Embedded in the vibrant atmosphere of Münster with its high standard of living, the University’s diverse research profile and attractive study programmes draw students and researchers throughout Germany and from around the world.

REACH EUREGIO Start-Up Center, at the University of Münster, is an interdisciplinary collective of entrepreneurs, researchers, teachers and support staff, all seeking to strengthen the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem in and around Münster. Since its launch in 2019, REACH has supported the creation of dozens of start-up companies and assisted local entrepreneurs in acquiring both public and private funding. The Research & Education Cluster at REACH is evolving into one of the leading cross-disciplinary academic groups working on entrepreneurship and innovation topics in Germany. To further support the cluster’s activities and growth, we are recruiting a

Scientific Fundraising Manager
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level TV-L E 14, 100%)

to begin at the earliest possible date. This is a fixed-term position available until 31 December 2024. Conversion into a permanent contract may be considered subject to performance and administrative regulations.

What we offer:

  • Become part of a vivid ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators in one of Germany’s most picturesque university cities
  • A position that will create impact within the local start-up and research ecosystem, characterized by a diverse set of tasks and responsibilities
  • Work with a motivated, collegial and ambitious team
  • Flexible working hours in a family-friendly environment
  • Onboarding program tailored to your needs
  • A competitive salary and additional benefits

Your tasks:

  • Explore new funding opportunities related to the research areas of the Research & Education Cluster and stay up to date on funding calls and their requirements
  • Coordinate applications for third-party funding from national and international funding agencies
  • Maintain close relationships to contacts and partners focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and transfer of research results to practice within WWU and beyond
  • Support cluster faculty in developing grant proposals
  • Coordinate proposal submission and fund administration

Our expectations:

  • A PhD in management, economics, engineering, natural sciences or social sciences
  • A proven track record acquiring scientific funding
  • Extensive experience writing texts for scientific audiences, including proposals for competitive funding
  • Good understanding of the national and international research funding landscape
  • Excellent command of English and German, in both written and spoken form
  • A collaborative spirit and demonstrated ability to work within a highly international and interdisciplinary research/project team

The WWU’s REACH EUREGIO Start-Up Center is financially supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Center supports start-ups from the WWU as well as the University of Applied Sciences Münster, accompanying them from idea to spin-off.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognized severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

Positions can generally be filled as part-time positions if there are no compelling work-related reasons against doing so.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof David Bendig, dbendig@uni-muenster.de, +49 251 83-23176.

Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application via email, in PDF format, by 26 June 2022.

Application documents should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of grants obtained (including funding agency, financial volume and your role in the application process)
  • A text sample from a grant proposal written by the applicant (up to two pages). Sensitive information may be removed.

Please send applications to: ent@wiwi.uni-muenster.de

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