Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We have a strong focus on clinical and epidemiological research and also conduct an extensive preclinical laboratory research.

The position is full-time and is limited to six months. Start as soon as possible.The Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC; opens a position for a Grant Manager. LUDC is one of the largest diabetes research centers in the world with approximately 300 investigators and staff members working towards improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes. The centre combines expertise in genetics, epidemiology, statistics, bioinformatics, molecular and cellular biology, physiology and clinical diabetes and endocrinology to achieve these goals. LUDC has large unique biobanks and databases with genome-wide data linked to national registries providing information on disease aetiology, progression as well as outcome and treatment. The centre has in-house platforms for most molecular genetic methods and metabolomics. Omics-information combined with extensive phenotyping allows a systems medicine approach to dissect the complexity of diabetes. A central theme of the Centre is to develop precision medicine to improve health and the quality of life of diabetic patients.

The position is full-time and is limited to six months. Start as soon as possible.

We anticipate a need to cover the described job tasks beyond the initial 6 months employment period.

Job description

We are looking for a Grant Manager with relevant professional experience to assist in all levels of the project lifecycle including identification of suitable funding calls (national and international), project application, project management and reporting, i.e. both pre-award and post-award. As our Grant Manager you will routinely interact with LUDC scientists, administrative staff, communicators, legal, staff, and innovation managers, funding organisations, economists and bibliometricians. In short, you will have a central role in connecting different stakeholders in the environment and from this position be involved in designing diverse centre activities. The applicant is expected to have excellent communication skills, a willingness to interact with other researchers and to contribute to the common goals of the centre.

  • Coach and advice scientists to apply for research funding.
  • Identify suitable funding and award calls (via Research Professional subscription, internal LU and funder webpages) and make information available to LUDC researchers via suitable channels.
  • Assist in larger national and international consortia project proposal development (interpreting call text, proposal writing, preparing budget and - justification, layout, supporting material, proposal submission) to ensure that internal Lund management procedures and external procedures are complied with.
  • Assist individual researchers in proposal development (interpreting call text, writing, preparing budget and - justification, layout, supporting material, proposal submission).
  • Coach younger scientists in improving their grant application skills e.g. through dedicated workshops.

Post-award tasks:

  • Coordinate and act as secretary for Governing and Executive Board Meetings of the Strategic Research Area (Exodiab) and for Governing Board Meetings of the LUDC-IRC (Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research Industrial Research Centre; SSF).
  • Prepare information for the Lund University Current Research Information System (LUCRIS) to comply with LU guidelines for annual reports of research activities according to funders’ requests.
  • Financial management: (i) collaborate with the centre's financial officers in preparing budgets and budget follow-ups for Exodiab and LUDC-IRC (including salaries and workspace rent for Exodiab/LUDC-IRC personnel and the centre's fixed assets), (ii) guide researchers in interpreting funding bodies' financial requirements, (iii) handle invoices.
  • Assist individual researchers with research reports of international projects (scientific and financial; e.g. EU, NIH, NordForsk), including help in preparing project presentations and interpreting financial regulations.
  • Internal and external communication with Exodiab/LUDC-IRC partners and other stakeholders; interact with funding agencies, the Medical Faculty and university research services (both pre- and post-award).
  • Support in arranging mini-symposia, annual retreat and the National Swedish Diabetes Summit.
  • Translation of text (Swedish to English, English to Swedish).


  • Must have a PhD degree within the Medical-, or Natural Sciences or related disciplines, including postdoctoral experience.
  • Experience in scientific proposal writing.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Swedish.
  • Proven knowledge of funding schemes (national and international funding bodies including EU framework program, in particular Horizon 2020).
  • Experience of the full lifecycle of research projects including grant writing, grant negotiations, project management, financial and scientific reporting, audits and project closure.

Other preferred skills:

  • We will also pay attention to personal attributes, favouring individuals that are flexible, social and used to collaborative work, taking initiatives and working in a well-documented way.
  • Experience of working in an international environment.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Service-oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and comply with external deadlines.

For further information please contact:

Professor Maria F. Gomez,

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2019-11-30
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/1504
  • Maria Gomez, +4640391058
  • Maria Gomez, +4640391058
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 25.Apr.2019
Last application date 26.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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