Description of job and tasks involved
I have been working as a european research contracts manager for nearly 8 years at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale of Brest (UBO).
I started my career at the Technology Transfer Office of the university within a regional Joint Venture Bretagne Valorisation where I worked on the FP projects and benefited from a fertilising environnement in terms of legal and IPR knowledge and worked on good pratices in european projects management.
In 2012, I moved to the recently created European and International Affairs Department.
Being in charge of the follow-up of more than 50 projects mainly in the Framework Programme (FP6 and FP7), I have also developed skills and abilities in european projects management to help the researchers and lab staff of the university in their projects management acting as the intermediary between the partners and/or the European Commission and agencies.
As Legal Authorised Representative (LEAR) of UBO for the european commission, I am the contact person for all the administrative, legal and financial aspects of the european FP7research projects.
I have to provide help to researchers, the Human Ressources, financial and accountant departments staff on a regularly basis and I am faced with questions and problems that I would like to discuss with colleagues carrying out administrative tasks in support of researchers from other countries.
I wish we could exchange good practices and discuss solutions to common problems.
Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) is a multidisciplinary university which welcomes over 18 000 students each year among which more than 1 200 foreign students. Its teaching activities are divided into 6 departments: Medicine and Health sciences, Dentistry, Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Law and Economics, and Sport and Physical education, and 7 institutes: IUEM (European University Institute of the Sea), IAE (Business Management Institute), EURIA (European Actuarial Institute), Institute for Teacher Training, Administration Training Institute and institutes of Technology in Brest and Quimper and 2 engineering schools (ESIAB on Microbiology and food safety, ENIB).
With its 44 research units UBO has a number of world-leading researchers and institutes that push the boundaries of research by working together on leading themes: Health, agronomy and Biology sciences, Ocean sciences, Information and Communication Technologies and Maths, and Humanities.
Université de Bretagne Occidentale is a founder member of the UEB® (European University of Brittany) favoured partner of research general organisms like the CNRS and specialised ones such as INSERM (health), INRA (agronomy) and IFREMER (sea).
It has experience in European projects management since the FP4 and since the FP6 it has been involved in more than 40 European framework programme projects and 15 INTERREG ones.
Special support in administrative, legal and financial management of the European projects is provided at Université de Bretagne Occidentale by the European and International Affairs Department.
- Curriculum Vitae
Bachelor, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest
1994: Master degree of English, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest 2011:
Master degree of european projects management, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest
1993-1999: English substitute teacher, secondary schools of Brest 2000-2002: English tutor and personal assistant to the director, Language center, Brest 2003-2006: Parental leave since 2006: European research advisor, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest