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About the position  
R-Nano Lab is looking for a self-motivated and experienced Project Technical Manager to manage and implement the activities of European-funded projects in collaboration with the respective Project Leaders of R-Nano.   

In addition, the applicant will be responsible for the scouting of EU funding opportunities and coordination of grant applications. The applicant will be also involved in the proposal phase coordination, including networking activities, partners’ scouting and writing. 


Key responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the coordination, implementation, and project management of European-funded projects, specifically: 

– Project kick-off, scope of work and definition of responsibilities/tasks 

– Coordination of project activities with relevant Consortium Partners and within the R-Nano team 

– Follow and manage project timetables, identifying implementation risks, working on solutions 

– Draft deliverables or supervise their quality. 

– Continuous and final reporting 

  • Drive fundraising activities for accessing EU/national/local public funding sources 
  • Create and manage collaborative consortia for new proposals 
  • Periodic EC progress reports preparation 



  • Bachelor/Master degree – preferably in Engineering Science. Academic education related to advanced materials sector 
  • At least three (3) years of experience in implementing and managing EU funded research projects 
  • Excellent English language proficiency in both verbal and written communication 
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office tools 


Skills and expertise: 

  • Proven track record in project management, preferably in the context of EU projects 
  • Knowledge on European funded programs (e.g. Horizon Europe) and the corresponding regulations 
  • Fundraising experience with national / EU programmes (e.g. Horizon Europe) 
  • Experience in EU project management though the entire life cycle (opportunity scouting, consortium building, proposal writing, project execution and closure) 
  • Responsibility, consistency and adherence to strict deadlines 
  • Strong administrative, organizational and communication skills 
  • Proven ability for connecting with people – great networking skills 


What we offer:  

  • International working environment with world-class institutions 
  • Early responsibilities within innovation projects 
  • Opportunity to learn and progress, develop skills and gain experience in a variety of topics and scientific fields 
  • Stimulating scientific/academic environment 
  • A high degree of responsibility and independency 



The working location will be the School of Chemical Engineering, at the National Technical University of Athens (Zographou campus) in Athens (Greece), with the necessity of traveling for meetings or events taking place at other partners facilities and locations within EU. 


Application documents: 

A complete application should be written in English and consist of: 

  • a full curriculum vitae, 
  • a cover letter describing briefly the criteria outlined and the vision for the role. 
  • Proven track records in drafting, and implementing EU funded projects will be highly appreciated 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who will work in HORIZON EUROPE funded projects, focused on the composites recycling through solvolysis process.


  • Implementation of Horizon Europe funded projects (both in Technical and Managerial level)
  • Technical activities: design and execution of experiments, set up of solvolysis process from lab scale to pilot scale, scheduling and execution of characterisations, interpretation of results
  • Chemical Recycling of fibre reinforced polymers (CFRPs, GFRPs, mostly thermoset resins)
  • Project execution schedules, status reports, deliverables, minutes, meetings planning and participation (virtual and physical)
  • Communication on-going project status, follow-up, setting timelines as required, consultation with staff/leaders to coordinate and monitor efforts, as well as discussion of noted technical findings


Engineering/Scientific background

  • Chemical/Materials/Mechanical Engineer or Chemist/Materials Scientist
  • Master or PhD related to composites recycling
  • Strong understanding on Materials Science (especially polymers)
  • Hands-on experience in composites handling, characterisation, testing, recycling processes
  • Basic knowledge around cement applications and relevant characterisations

Management background

  • At least 3-Year proven experience in Technical Implementation of EU funded projects (e.g. H2020)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, written communication, oral presentation skills (proficiency in English), and ability to lead group discussions, teamwork
  • Multitasking abilities (being able to manage time and work across different tasks, under demanding deadlines, proactive attitude and eagerness to learn)


To apply for the position, please send us your CV and a cover letter explaining why you want to join us and what you have to offer to: info@r-nano.gr.  

Alternatively, you can fill in the form below. Remember to attach both your CV and Cover Letter.