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Int. Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory seeks Project Assistant for EU Funded Projects

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) 2-3y Junior Level  Braga, Braga, Portugal 16 Jun 2017

Job Description

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research and to deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges with specific emphasis on Aging & Wellbeing, Mobility & Urban Living and a Safe & Secure Society.

The work undertaken by our research center will have a significant impact on people’s lives as well as notably contributing to the development of our society at large. INL recruits from all over the world and the objective of our recruitment process is to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of skills and requirements for the job and that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between INL’s expectations and the staff member’s personal and professional career development. We value the diversity and multiculturalism of our teams. Further, our family friendly working practices and benefits are a great asset and an essential element in cultivating an attractive and inspiring workplace.

INL is seeking

a Project Assistant for EU Funded Projects

with solid experience in European Commission (EC) funding programmes for RTD projects. The successful candidate should have sound knowledge of European funding sources and will engage with partner organisations and funding bodies to maximise external funding opportunities.

As a Project Assistant focused on EC funded initiatives, the candidate will work with INL’s researchers to provide support on the preparation, submission and management of grant applications.

Job Role & Key Responsibilities 

A Project Assistant focused on European funded initiatives will undertake the main activities and responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support in grant preparation forms and administrative forms;
  • Monitor all aspects of the projects’ contractual documentation during all stages (proposal and implementation stages);
  • Provide support in project reporting and administrative justifications;
  • Monitor and asses the project’s work progress and status of deliverables;
  • Monitor partnership and the allocation of resources (financial, human, equipment…);
  • Provide support in the organisation and follow-up of internal/external project-related meetings;
  • Update and maintain project records, assemble, collate, distribute and archive project information and provide this information uponrequest;
  • Administer project related communication, ensuring an efficient communication flow within and outside the project consortium;
  • Provide guidance and support to the project partners and liaison with other stakeholders (e.g. European Commission, national funding agencies, etc.).

Job Requirements 

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • University degree in a Science or Engineering field is required;
  • Proven experience of at least 2 years as a project assistant for EU funded projects;
  • Experience in project reporting and administrative tasks related to EU funded projects;
  • Knowledge of European and international institutions and funding opportunities is an advantage;
  • Availability to travel for partner meetings and events abroad;
  • Fluency in English.

Personal Skills

  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal skills and clearly demonstrated communication skills (written and oral);
  • “Hands-on” approach together with a high commitment in respecting working deadlines;
  • Highly organised and dynamic;
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure;
  • High level of personal discipline and integrity.


  • English is the working language of INL. Upper advance level in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of another language is an advantage.

What we offer

  • Employment contract and competitive compensation package;
  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL;
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.

How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted. The application is made online.
Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and University certificates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Employment Agreement

If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.

If Your Application is Not Successful

We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

INL is an equal opportunity organisation, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues.

Enquires should be made to:

The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.

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