Project Manager

Do you want to work in an exciting and stimulating international environment, where the R&D is led by the world authority on dementia prevention, Professor Miia Kivipelto, and contribute to healthy brain aging?

The FINGERS Brain Health Institute (FBHI) is a Stockholm-based, non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of healthy brain aging and the prevention of dementia. We work on multiple fronts, from conducting original research and development, to facilitating collaboration between research institutes, through to rapid implementation in real-world settings. Our work with the WorldWide FINGERS (WW-FINGERS) Network involves hosting the Scientific Helpdesk, staffed with experts across various fields, to communicating with and aiding researchers within the network. We are also implementing a federated database system to facilitate the sharing and joint analysis of data. As part of our original research, we are currently initiating clinical trials into the effects of lifestyle modification on healthy aging. FBHI is also working with external collaborators to translate our research into actionable programs within communities. Alongside all our current work, we are continuing to expand into new projects. 

Role

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager for the project entitled “World-Wide FINGERS – first global network of multidomain dementia prevention trials: Data harmonization and data sharing effort”. This 2-year project is funded by the Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative (ADDI) in the US.

Contract type

Full time (100%) temporary position in Stockholm, Sweden, until September 2023.

Job description

The Project Manager will be responsible for the management of FBHI project resources and coordination among both internal and external teams. The Project Manager will oversee activities including the WW-FINGERS Scientific Helpdesk and the implementation and utilization of the federated database system, as well as WW-FINGERS Network expansion to low- and middle-income countries beyond the 40 countries already involved today. Depending on the candidate´s background and experience, personnel management responsibilities within the organization can be discussed. Specific duties will fall into two main categories and include:

Operation and optimization

  • The management of all project resources and incoming and outgoing documentation
  • Coordination of a cross-disciplinary team to ensure projects are on track
  • The submission of project deliverables, including ensuring that they adhere to quality standards
  • The preparation of internal and external status reports at regular intervals by gathering, analyzing, and summarizing relevant information
  • Daily communications with members of the WW-FINGERS Network involving more than 40 countries

Strategic development 

  • Managing relationships with external stakeholders and securing further growth opportunities 
  • Conducting post-project evaluation and identifying successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Optimizing and improving processes where needed

Essential formal requirements

The applicant is required to fulfil the following requirements to be considered eligible for the position:

  • Have a professional level knowledge of the English language, both written and oral
  • Be eligible to live and work in Sweden, either through citizenship or residency status

Qualifications/experience

Essential

The following qualifications and experience are essential to the role:

  • At least three years of experience in managing large-scale, international and multidisciplinary teams and projects
  • Experience of managing projects with different stakeholders, such as academia, advocacy groups, funding bodies, and industry
  • Experience of collaborating or managing project across countries and cultures
  • Experience of expanding and developing projects, including securing funding and other growth opportunities

Desirable 

The following qualifications and experience are considered beneficial to the role:

  • A Master’s degree or PhD in a related field, such as psychology, neurology, life sciences, geriatrics, engineering, business, etc.
  • Understanding of topics related to brain health, aging, dementia, life sciences, neurology, geriatrics, or other topics related to FBHI core mission
  • Willingness to travel, when required
  • Fluency in secondary languages, such as Spanish and Swedish

Personal characteristics and interpersonal skills

The following characteristics and interpersonal skills are deemed most suited for the role:

  • A high level of responsibility, independence, and a positive, problem-solving attitude 
  • Proactive, quality driven, and results- and detail-orientated
  • Strong organisation and planning skills, including good methodologies for planning complex timelines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strong working relationships across borders. 
  • Ability to manage conflict and problem-solve
  • Excellent understanding of cultural differences and ability to work together with people from different countries and communicate in a culturally sensitive manner

Job offerings

The salary for the position will be based on the candidate’s skills and level of experience. The contract length is determined by current 2-year funding but, should future funding become available there may be opportunities for extension, as FBHI is committed to long term research activities. Five weeks of vacation will be provided in addition to standard national holidays. Work outside normal Swedish office hours may be required as a function of the interactions with the global WW-FINGERS network involving more than 40 countries and ADDI in the US.

Equal opportunities

FBHI is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates who fulfil the eligibility and selection criteria. The role may be open to flexible working, if requested and in discussion with the employer.

Are you interested?

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Application process

To apply for the position, please send a completed application in pdf or Word format via email to careers@fbhi.se . A completed application should include:

  • Current CV, no more than 3 pages
  • Covering letter: including how your beliefs align with the FBHI’s aims and message, why you believe this position is right for you, and skills and experience that you will bring to the position. Applicants should also indicate their start date availability for the position
  • If from an academic background, you may include a publication list if you so choose

Further information may be required at later stages of the application process, this information will be requested when/if relevant. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications, personal feedback will not be provided to all applicants unless requested. 


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