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Assistant Project Manager ( 100%) EBOVAC3 - 2018ATPFGGWEX066

At Universiteit Antwerpen

Published on 11 days ago

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO) and the Global Health Institute of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Antwerp (UAntwerp) have the following position available:

VAXINFECTIO is aimed at integrated vaccine and microbiological research with a focus on increasing the understanding of the immune response in prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines and on the containment of antibiotic resistance. (

The Global Health Institute focusses on health issues transcending national boundaries and are thus beyond the capacity of individual countries to address through domestic institutions. Their research activities cover diverse domains such as reproductive health, management of chronic diseases, (neglected) infectious diseases and vaccine preventable diseases. (

Assistant Project Manager ( 100%) EBOVAC3 - 2018ATPFGGWEX066

Job description


There is a tremendous need to license a vaccine that can prevent and or mitigate future Ebola Zaire outbreaks from dramatic spread. An international consortium aims to address this need of accelerating the development of a prophylactic Ebola vaccine to licensure via the EBOVAC3 project supported by IMI.

The consortium is involved in a Phase 2 study to evaluate the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of heterologous prime-boost regimens of the vaccine administered to adults, children in 3 age cohorts and HIV+ adolescents. Clinical centres in Sierra Leone, Republic of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo, will enrol HIV+ adolescents, HIV- adolescents and paediatric subjects. Conducting a trial in countries that have experienced a number of filovirus outbreaks prepares the groundwork for response for a future outbreak and indirectly benefits the population at risk.

The aforementioned partners at the UAntwerp are looking for an assistant project manager to join and strengthen their team and conduct the following assignments:

Role description

  • Assist and support the project team in completing the project.
  • Review, assess and evaluate execution of the project on a regular basis.
  • Develop project reports on a timely basis.
  • Assist in preparing documentation for Senior Project Manager.
  • Take on specific initiatives assigned by the Senior Project Manager that improve processes and initiatives to support the overall needs.
  • Maintain, manage and document all project reports and statement.
  • Assist in project meetings in regard to project status.
  • Participate in Team meetings and prepare meeting minutes and action items.

Other Responsibilities and Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • You will report to the Senior Project Manager.


  • Minimum Master degree in medical, biomedical sciences, pharmacy or equivalent.
  • One to three years of professional experience. Qualified graduates entering the workforce directly from college will also be considered.
  • Ability to follow directions and take initiative when required.
  • Excellent communication, accounting and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, involving complex and varying problems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


  • An intellectually stimulating and international interdisciplinary research environment and collaborative network, with room for personal initiative.
  • A 12 months fixed-term contract for 1 FTE position, with perspective of prolongation for another 3 years Starting date in Q3 2018.
  • Salary according to university scales. Relevant experience and education will be taken into consideration.
  • 35 vacation days + 2 weeks collective closure (in August and December).
  • Reimbursement of public transport costs and/or bicycle compensation (€0.23 per kilometer).
  • Luncheon vouchers.
Antwerp & Port of Antwerp

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  • Function type: Management assistant / Secretary
  • Sector: Education
  • Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk
  • More info about this company


  • Master (University or Higher Education Long Type)
  • At least 2 years experience


  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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