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R&I Project Manager

VORTEX-CoLab is a growing collaborative laboratory that combines academia and industry allies in an innovation framework to boost tech transfer in the areas of cyberphysical systems and cybersecurity. We are embarking on a journey that merges cutting-edge research and agile market solutions to create top-class products with the highest guarantees of safety and security.


VORTEX-CoLab is looking for a driven Research & Innovation Project Manager to lead and coordinate a project’s overall execution, scope, cost and deliverables.


  • Master’s degree in Business or Engineering;
  • 2-4 years of relevant working experience in R&I technology driven environments and in agile Project Management;
  • Experience in managing agile teams, multiple projects, identifying potential hurdles and moving forward through completion;
  • Familiarity with competitive funding (e.g.: Horizon Europe, Portugal 2030) projects is a plus;
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, including ability to work with researchers, engineers and executives simultaneously;
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments, based on changing business and resource needs;
  • Flexible and able to learn quickly in a dynamic and fast-paces environment;
  • PMP or PRINCE II certification is a plus;
  • Knowledge of the Scrum methodology.


As a R&I Product Manager at VORTEX-CoLab you will work collaboratively with a cross-functional team of researchers, engineers, designers and product managers supporting initiatives that will define the next generation of embedded and real-time systems that are highly connected, with massive processing power and performing complex applications. As a member of the team, you will drive the project delivery, metric definition, and performance management.

How you can expect to fill your days:

  • Plan, coordinate and monitor assigned R&I projects according to project requirements and statement of work, drafting R&I plan, project timeline, cost estimates, quality control, analysis and reporting, and tracking project expenditures;
  • Work with the technical lead to prepare project plans;
  • Lead R&I team in order to achieve project success: conduct team meetings to discuss project status and issues, monitor project progress regularly and report the same to management and customers;
  • Develop and enforce R&I policies and procedures;
  • Participate in the ongoing development and improvement of best practices and methodologies for project management
  • Act as primary contact for partners and client communications.


If your true calling is working within a leading edge applied research and technology organization, and if you are passionate for uncovering what consumers are missing in their lives... then it is safe to say we should talk. We are seeking candidates with an interest on how technology can shape the future, and that are committed to identifying business opportunities to support innovation growth.

This role is ideal for a technology-minded problem solver who thrives in a business work environment with an academic twist.

VORTEX-CoLab combines motivated individuals and active learners that thrive on doing remarkable things every day. We face technology challenges together, with academic insights and business mindsets, to deliver world-class solutions that transform the way the world uses technology.




Health insurance for the whole family

  • Flexible working environment
  • Extra days off
  • Training opportunities
  • EU Salary Range: 25.000 EUR – 35.000 EUR (salary range can change if hired in at a different level)
Ref:  1661914
May 13, 2024
Experienced Professional
Permanent Full Time

Porto, PT

Department:  Project & Engagement Management

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