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Project manager within European CESAREF project (M/W)

This offer is available in the following languages:
Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : vendredi 19 août 2022

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General information

Reference : UMR7315-NICTES-003
Workplace : LIMOGES
Date of publication : Friday, July 29, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 48 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Depending on experience, of the candidate according to the IR grid of CNRS (Ingénieur de Recherche, between 2536 and 3094 €)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years


CESAREF project (Concerted European action on Sustainable Applications of REFractories) is dedicated to the training of researchers in multi-engineering areas and expose them to the academic and non-academic sectors through international and inter-sectoral mobility combined with an innovation-oriented mind-set. They will get the right combination of research-related and transferable competences in the full production-to-the-end-of-life cycle of refractory materials applied to Iron & Steelmaking processes with regards to the new operation conditions requested by the drastic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, improved energy efficiency, and by life cycle assessment requirements. An important part of the project will be dedicated to the sustainability of refractories, including recycling issues, using the Life Cycle Assessment methodology. 15 doctoral candidates will take advantage of the most sophisticated numerical tools and laboratory equipment to model, design and predict the life of refractory materials in critical operational conditions. Being trained in scientific, technical, and soft skills, these PhDs are the next generation of highly employable scientists and engineers in the refractory sector and related areas. New testing methods and models will be developed to address the Scientific/Technological challenges for these applications and help to design better performing and sustainable refractory materials and linings. The research training is implemented through strong relationships between 10 academia and 16 industrial partners across the EU. The CESAREF network (www.cesaref.eu) is structured to take full advantage of intensive cooperation between academia, raw material suppliers, refractory suppliers and high-tech metal component producers with a direct link to the FIRE federation (fire-refractory.org).
CESAREF project is funded by the European Commission for a period of 4 years. Under the guidance of the Coordinator, the Project Manager is responsible for the management of the project and participates in the coordination of all relevant actors.


- Managing the day-to-day operational aspects
- Ensuring proper communication between the 15 beneficiaries and 10 associated partners and with the different boards, the EU Project Officer and CNRS administrative departments
- Having a clear picture of deliverables and timelines
- Ensuring coordination among all partners
- Ensuring completion of project documentation
- Assisting partners for administrative implementation
- Keeping track of the budget of 4.1 M€
- Organizing project meetings, trainings sessions, and secondments for 15 PhD students and all related events (lectures, facility visits, e-trainings etc)
- Following-up exploitation, dissemination and open science actions
- Implementing communication actions (newletters writing, project's website update, interviews, public engagement etc.)
- Preparing (when necessary) amendments to the grant agreement


• Doctoral graduate (in the filed of science will be appreciate)
• Excellent English and French language skills (spoken and written)
• Ability to develop and write briefing notes and synthesis documents (English and French)
• skills in classical office tools and project management methods
• Good knowledge of the Horizon Europe environment (rules, funding website and tenders, EU participant portal system)
• Ability to work independently and be accountable
• Communication, organization, teamwork and human relations skills
• Ability to work in a team and multicultural environment
• Ability to listen and communicate, drive and excellent organizational skills

Work Context

The project manager recruited by the CNRS will be located at the Institute for Research of Ceramics (IRCER UMR CNRS 7315, https://www.ircer.fr/) based in Limoges in a dynamic and pleasant working environment. Potentiality to manage some tasks in partial home office. IRCER is structured around strong key activities that constitute its core business and contribute to the visibility of the laboratory. The pluridisciplinarity between materials science and process engineering, as well as the combination of fundamental and applied approaches, aim to understand, characterize, to master and to model the various processes that lead to the obtaining of an object or a repository with one or more properties for a given use. Beyond the ability of IRCER to innovate, the exploitation of results in the socio-economic world is also inscribed in its genes.

Constraints and risks

Travel in Europe is to be expected

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