accelopment supports researchers and technology-oriented companies in their participation in publicly funded research and innovation projects ( We are specialised in European funding programmes for innovation subsidies, especially the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union. Our services stretch from funding advice, proposal writing, contract negotiations with the European Commission to project management and project communications. Additionally, we actively participate as a partner for project management and dissemination in many EU funded projects.

EU Proposal Writer / Project Manager (e.g. Horizon 2020)

We wish to expand our team and are now looking for a professional full-time proposal writer and project manager for Horizon 2020, the future Horizon Europe and other EU innovation programmes.

Your responsibilities

  • EU project management (i.e. non-scientific tasks such as organisation, administration, reporting and finance)
  • EU proposal writing (i.e. guidance for scientific and preparation of non-scientific parts)
  • Collaboration and communication with project partners across Europe

Our requirements

We are looking for someone who has several years of experience in setting up and preparing H2020 grant applications. Also, we expect this person to having managed several FP7 and H2020 projects and supported these from the administrative side and from start to finish.

  • University degree (minimum Masters and preferably PhD)
  • Several years of FP proposal writing and EU project experience is a must
  • Professional MS Office and other IT user skills
  • German or English native speaker preferably with an excellent command of the other language
  • Superior writing skills (i.e. ability to deliver compelling proposals)
  • Well networked with contacts in academia and/or industry
  • Ability to acquire new proposals and projects
  • Strong communication skills and availability for occasional European travels
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented
  • High quality awareness and technology affinity
  • EU/Swiss citizen or Swiss working permit

Your benefits

  • Working in a highly motivated, young team
  • Collaboration with innovative companies and scientists working at universities
  • Opportunity to contribute to company development
  • Attractive office location in Zurich
  • Flexible working hours
  • Further training opportunities

Start: As soon as possible or upon agreement.

Documents: Please send your CV, certificates and motivation letter via email to

Contact: For questions, please contact Dr Jeanette Mueller, CEO, Phone +41 44 455 66 00.


"Office Assistant" für europäische Forschungsprojekte (Studenten- oder Teilzeitjob ca. 40%; Excel-Kenntnisse erforderlich)

Wir suchen per sofort oder nach Absprache entweder eine(n) Student(in) oder eine aufgestellte Person mit Hochschulabschluss im Nebenjob oder in Teilzeit (ca. 40% Pensum).

Ihre Aufgaben

  • Mitarbeit im Projektmanagement (z.B. Finanzen, Berichte und Administration)
  • Unterstützung unserer Projektmanager bei der Antragsstellung (z.B. Einholen von Partnerbudgets)
  • Administrative Tätigkeiten (z.B. Pflege unserer Excel-basierten Finanztools)

Unsere Anforderungen

  • Student(in) mit mind. 2 Jahren Reststudienzeit
  • Berufserfahrung mit Bürotätigkeit ist von Vorteil
  • Muttersprache Deutsch und sehr gutes Englisch (Proficiency Level)
  • Sehr gute IT und MS Office-Kenntnisse, insbesondere in Excel
  • Flair für Zahlen
  • Selbständiges und genaues Arbeiten
  • Eigeninitiative und Flexibilität

Vorteile: Flexible Arbeitszeiten (auch während den Prüfungszeiten). Mitarbeit in jungem, engagiertem und motiviertem Team. Zusammenarbeit mit innovativen Unternehmen und Wissenschaftlern. Mitgestaltungsmöglichkeiten
Bewerbung: Wir freuen uns auf Ihre elektronische Bewerbung, einschliesslich Motivationsschreiben und CV, an
Kontakt: Jeanette Müller, CEO, Tel 044 455 66 00