Public Funding Associate

Permanent employee, Full or part-time · Berlin

What we do
Cambrium’s mission is to trigger the next wave of material innovation. We are leveraging the power of biotechnology to design and develop cutting-edge materials for a greener tomorrow. We enable new biomaterials in cosmetics, fashion and plastics by harnessing nature's building blocks. We have built a platform based on an automated laboratory, machine learning and synthetic biology to design and develop novel protein materials with enhanced chemical and physical properties.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity.  We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.
Your role
We are looking for a Public Projects Manager to join our business and project management team to help us lead large, high profile and state-of-the-art research projects funded by the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg, the German national government and the European Commission.

Candidates for this position are expected to work 30 hours a week, but we are open to discussion based upon previous experience.
Your profile

What you can expect to do:

  • Scout, select and prioritize public funding opportunities - both national and international
  • Drive the proposal process for Cambrium and work with our team to communicate our biotech/machine learning projects for publicly funded or other projects
  • Manage our publicly funded projects in the application process
  • Supervise and coordinate work streams across our portfolio of public funding projects
    together with engineering and business team to ensure on-time delivery
  • Be responsible for required reporting for publicly-funded projects
  • Manage billing and timesheets, ensuring conformity to relevant rules and regulations at
    the local, national and EU level.
  • Interface with Strategic Financial Planning and Reporting

You’ll be a great candidate if you:

  • Are excited by technical solutions to the problems with the material world
  • You like to work with numbers and spreadsheets
  • Enjoy building robust processes and structures
  • Have interest or experience in scaling a startup
  • Have excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills and an ability
    to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
  • Thrive in small teams to produce fast and effective results

Your skills:

  • Experience in project coordination and stakeholder management
  • Business proficiency in written and oral communication for both German and English
  • Experience in working in the ecosystem of the public funding landscape (e.g.
    Projektträger, project management offices, academic transfer centers) is preferable
  • Experience in biology, chemistry or tech industry is attractive
  • Experience in managing biotech/machine learning/software development projects is
    attractive
What we offer
In addition to a competitive salary, you can expect the following:
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Urban Sports Club Membership
  • Lunch Subsidy
  • Berlin Public Transport Pass
  • Flexible working hours in our brand-new office in Berlin Mitte combined with a remote work policy
  • Regular team events
  • Impassioned lunch discussions
  • Be part of our journey to a future of sustainable materials
About us
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.

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