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Public Project Manager

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About Apheris
Apheris is a deep tech company with the mission to fundamentally change how organizations collaborate securely and extract value from data.

The Apheris Platform empowers organizations to securely analyze data across organizations while keeping proprietary information private. Multiple organizations with complementary data can jointly use the Apheris Platform to create an Apheris Data Ecosystem and generate shared value from their data. We have set up such Data Ecosystems for top 10 pharma and chemical R&D enterprises and are ready for more.

Enabling new ways of collaboration and innovation is not just our purpose, collaboration is as well one of our core values. We are driven by impact and strive for the impossible. We build a safe environment for our team where we are responsible together and everyone commits to take up ownership. Together, we create a whole that is far more than the sum of its parts. We are always hungry to learn and stay humble while we grow.

Our interdisciplinary team of industry-leading researchers and engineers at the intersection of data privacy, cryptography and computational sciences is backed by top investors and tech industry innovators, including LocalGlobe, MuleSoft founder Ross Mason and Twitter board chairman Patrick Pichette (former CFO of Google). With their help, we currently focus on productization of a general-purpose product core and on developing an engine for growth to win our next 10 early customers. If you want to join us in this exciting and rapid growth phase and collaborate with us, we would love to get to know you.

About the role
As Apheris’ Public Projects Manager you will be responsible for managing large, high-profile and state-of-the-art research projects funded by German and European authorities end-to-end from scouting through to completion. You will represent Apheris vis-a-vis research partners and stakeholders of the German federal government and the European Commission leveraging your people skills and storytelling abilities. You will structure our public projects and all related processes to provide for smooth execution.
What you will do
  • Scouting, selecting and prioritizing public funding opportunities
  • Ideating the contributions to potential research projects and defining Apheris’ potential role
  • Driving the proposal process and writing our specifications
  • Managing our publicly funded projects in the application process
  • Defining and delivering work packages relevant for the public funding projects
  • Supervising and coordinating work streams across our portfolio of public funding projects together with the engineering and business teams
  • Billing and timesheet management, ensuring conformity to relevant rules and regulations at German and EU level
  • Representing Apheris at project meetings and building a broad network of research partners
You should apply if
  • Strong academic background and 3+ years of relevant professional work experience
  • Awareness of the challenges of working at an early-stage Start-up and embrace the opportunity to implement new structures and processes, ongoingly re-inventing your role and responsibilities.
  • Based in Berlin (option to work partly remote)

Bonus points if
  • Experience in working in the ecosystem of the public funding landscape (Projektträger, project management offices, academic transfer centers)
  • Specific knowledge of the domains we focus on: pharma, healthcare, automotive, manufacturing, financials/insurance
  • Experience in managing Machine Learning / software development projects

If you do not match 100% of the above requirements, but you think you fit this role, we encourage you to apply anyway. We value the right people and search based on your personality, potential and motivation to learn and grow. Together we can adapt the role in a way that is meant for you!
What we offer you
  • Plenty of room to grow personally and professionally and shape your own role
  • A fun and diverse team of smart and driven people
  • Industry-competitive compensation
  • Access to an employee participation program
  • Personal budget for conferences, books, trainings and courses
  • The right hardware to make you efficient – be it a laptop with Linux, Windows or a MacBook
  • Regular team lunches and social events
  • Daily fresh fruit, drinks, coffee (and an occasional beer)
  • Inspiring office space in the heart of Berlin directly at the river (Paul Lincke Ufer)
  • Possibility to work partly remote
Our interview process is split into three phases:

  1. Initial Screening: If your application matches our requirements, our hiring manager will invite you to an initial video call. In this 45 minutes interview, you will get to know us and the role. Our hiring manager will be interested in your relevant experiences and skills as well as answer any question on the company and the role itself that you may have.
  2. Deep Dive: Your second video call will be with a domain expert from our team. Our interviewer will assess your skills and knowledge required for the role by asking you about meaningful experiences or your solutions for specific scenarios in line with the role we are staffing.
  3. Final Interview: Finally, we invite you to our office for two to three hours of interviewing with our founders, talking about our culture and meeting future co-workers on the ground.
About us
We are inspired by complexity and driven by impact – apply now and join a team that is set to build the next large tech company!
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