Olja ULIČNI NIKŠIĆ
Description of job and tasks involved
I am working as Project Manager and Administrative Officer of middle administrative level at several European and national funded projects at School of Medicine University of Zagreb. I cover following tasks:
• project management, planning and organisation,
• project proposal preparation,
• administrative, organizational and financial requirements of the projects,
• preparation of financial statements and project evaluation materials,
• deliverable, annex and amendment preparation,
• management of bank and internal accounts, and preparation of public procurement documentation,
• timesheet preparation and assistance,
• organization of seminars, workshops, conferences, travels and public events,
• communication with suppliers, service providers, project partners, interested parties, general public and managing bodies,
• project websites and social network update etc.
Experience with European research projects
• Horizon 2020
• European Structural and Investment Funds
• Youth in Action
Founded in 1917, the University of Zagreb’s School of Medicine is the oldest educational institution for medical training and research in South-East Europe and has an international reputation for excellence. In its determination to raise the standards of medical education and introduce a new culture of teaching, the school joined the growing number of medical schools in Central and Eastern Europe offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs in English. The School encourages its faculty to participate in international research, particularly in basic and clinical neuroscience, regenerative medicine, molecular biology, pharmacogenomics, diagnostic ultrasound, transplantation medicine, haematological malignancies, congenital metabolic diseases, clinical endocrinology and diabetes, public health and environmental medicine. It is only institution in Croatia awarded two Centres of Scientific Excellence and H2020 Collaborative project as Coordinator.
Research administration of UZSM is done primarily by Project Managers and Administrative Officers in relation to specific projects. If project has limited funding and can not provide Administrative Officer that PI takes over project administrative duties.
Project Managers and Administrative Officers are assisted by UZSM Research and Technology Transfer Office, Procurement department and Department for Finance and Accounting per specific need.
Project preparation, management and reporting are direct responsibilities of PI / Scientific Manager and Administrative Officer / Project manager.
Project Manager at European Structural and Investment Funds project Scientific Center of Excellence for Reproductive and Regenerative Medicine, School of Medicine University of Zagreb
Administrative Officer at Croatian Science Foundation project RepairStroke, School of Medicine University of Zagreb
2017-present: Administrative Officer at Croatian Science Foundation project epiSem, School of Medicine University of Zagreb 2016-2017: Administrative Officer at World Bank Proof of Concept project Mouse with bioluminescent nerve cells, School of Medicine University of Zagreb 2015-present: Project Manager at Horizon 2020 project BioChip, School of Medicine University of Zagreb (partner with 3 third linked parties) 2015-present: Administrative Officer at Horizon 2020 project ScienceSquared, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb 2015-present: Administrative Officer at Horizon 2020 project Fapic, School of Medicine University of Zagreb 2014-2015: Administrative Officer at EU FP7 project GlowBrain, School of Medicine University of Zagreb (Coordinator) 2012-2013: Internship, Administrative department of municipal economy and environment protection, Brodsko – posavska municipality, Republic of Croatia 2009-2011: Graduate thesis project: “Preparation of biosolids by immobilization of bacteria Acinetobacter junii onto zeolitized tuff“, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, supervised by prof. dr. sc. Jasna Hrenović 2007: IAESTE internship, Agri-food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Belfast, United Kingdom
PhD Biomedicine and Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
MBA Business Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb
2016: European Research Area Fellowship for management of research projects, University of Hamburg and Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany 2015: Training course for work with small laboratory animals, Category 3, Faculty of Science University of Zagreb 2014: Seminar for lead auditor ISO 140001:2004 norm, TÜV NORD Croatia d.o.o. 2013: Seminar for internal auditor ISO 140001:2004 norm, TÜV NORD Croatia d.o.o. 2013: State exam for environmental protection at the State Commission, Ministry of Public Administration, Republic of Croatia 2013: Pedagogical-psychological and didactic-methodical education, Faculty of Education University of Osijek 2003-2011: Biology master, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science University of Zagreb