Field(s) of Specialization:

Research and Innovation Policy and European Projects Management        

Position Title:

Project Manager    


METU – Institute of Marine Sciences   


Mersin - TURKEY    

Summary Description:

METU-IMS is the leading international marine science institute in Turkey with a 100% English education and research.  All METU-IMS faculty engage in teaching, research and service towards the overall goal of sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems based on excellent science. METU-IMS now looking for an experienced project manager with a background in research and innovation policy and European projects’ management. This is a 3-year full time position with an expected start date in November 2019. 
The candidate will be based at the seashore-based METU-IMS campus, located in Mersin, Turkey, and involved in administrative management of institute's international and EU H2020 projects. 


METU – Institute of Marine Sciences


• Under the direction of project coordinators and METU-IMS management, close monitoring of the overall project progress towards the project aims
• Regular communication with project management team and other project partners (e-mail exchanges, telephone conferences) to prepare draft of deliverables and periodic reports
• Organization and execution of  all the activities of the network, project meetings, travel to the meetings abroad 
• Presentations of results and progress during project meetings
• Follow-up on activities performed by project partners and the stakeholders involved in the projects, provide them support (technical, scientific, networking)
• Drafting data management plans, ethical guidelines and project management handbooks
• Support the coordinator and the consortium members to develop research and innovation policies in marine and maritime blue economy
• Writing of reports (minutes of meetings, technical and financial project reports), regular update of follow-up documents, 
• In cooperation with the METU-IMS outreach team and project-specific communication experts, contribute to generation of content for the dissemination and outreach of the project (website, social media, newsletters etc.)
• Cooperate with the METU administrative staff for the financial management of the project
• Contribute to drafting and preparation of new international and European project proposals

Minimum Degree Required:

  • At least an M.Sc. degree in science and innovation policy, management, international relations or similar fields. Marine science in addition to these areas is a plus, but not a strict requirement.

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:


Additional Information:               

The position is initially for 1 year and the contract can be extended up to 3 years based on the performance of the candidate.

Posting Date:

July 2019

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Date Review Begins:

As soon as applications are received

Required Applicant Documents to Submit:

Applicants are asked to submit a detailed CV, a 2-page (max.) statement of professional experience and career interests, and names of at least 3 references as a single PDF file.

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Quick link for Posting:

Please send your application documents directly to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baris Salihoglu (e-mail: and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yucel (

Proposed Start Date:

November 2019

Type of Contract:


Job Status:



Highly competitive with project manager positions in EU

Pay Basis:


Position open to internal candidates only?

No. Open to international candidates.

Additional Information:

Please contact and for additional information.