Junior Project Manager - Key Digital Technologies Research Projects

FBK is a private research institution based in Trento (Italy), operating in different scientific fields and disciplines. As such, it keeps the Autonomous Province of Trento within the mainstream of international research. FBK comprises 12 research centers with activities and production available at http://www.fbk.eu/research-centers.

Workplace Description

The Digital Industry Center is one of the Centers of the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK). It focuses its research on digital technologies for various industry domains (e.g., manufacturing, aerospace, railway, automotive, energy, agriculture, and manufacturing) by creating applications for critical systems, adaptive and autonomous systems, advanced perception, diagnostics, quality control, and prediction systems. Further research areas include precision farming, robotics, metrology, cultural heritage, and geomatics. 

The OpenIoT Research Unit (RU) focuses its research activities on gaining leading knowledge and supporting the design and creation of innovative, standard-based, and interoperable IoT-based solutions. The unit’s main competencies cover enabling technologies for the IoT and developing cutting-edge tools, infrastructural solutions, and related reference architectural models at the device, edge, and cloud levels. Using cutting-edge AI-based methodologies, the final objective is to make these devices self-configurable, more autonomous, and thus enduring. In particular, the research activities focus on the following research topics: (1) Fog/Edge-based IoT services, platforms, and infrastructures; (2) Edge analytics through adaptation of AI techniques to embedded devices; (3) IoT Decentralization through Blockchains. Such research and knowledge are complemented by hands-on competencies in relevant application domains and novel use cases, such as precision agriculture and industrial IoT. More information about the OpenIoT RU is available at https://openiot.fbk.eu/.

FBK actively seeks diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is also committed to promoting gender equality.

Job Description

Join the rapidly expanding OpenIoT Research Unit as a Junior Project Manager and dive into the forefront of operational management across prestigious European projects, including EIT and KDT-JU initiatives. With a recent surge in new projects, there has never been a more exciting time to contribute to groundbreaking advancements. In this dynamic role, you will work closely with a multidisciplinary technical team, enhancing project management activities by transforming complex metrics into clear, actionable insights for all team members. Your primary mission will be to drive projects to successful completion, ensuring adherence to high standards and precise specifications. Embrace this opportunity to make a significant impact in a thriving environment.

Job Requirements

The Ideal Candidate should have: 

  • A Master’s degree (preferably in European studies, law, economics, political sciences, or international relations);
  • Experience in project management, showcasing a track record of successful project delivery;
  • Understanding of European funding programmes and rules;
  • In-depth knowledge of the EU and its institutions;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • Experience in using collaborative project management tools (e.g., Microsoft Project, Miro, Trello, PowerBI, Basecamp), facilitating effective team collaboration and data visualization.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • A teamwork-oriented approach with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;

Other professional skills nice-to-have:

  • Certification in Project Management (e.g., PMP, PRINCE2);
  • Skills and experience in monitoring and data analytics, capable of deriving insights from complex datasets.
  • Prior knowledge of IoT/edge computing technologies and/or familiarity with blockchain technology, enhancing the capacity to manage cutting-edge projects.


Type of contract: Fixed Term Contract

Working hours: full-time (38 h per week) 

Duration: 24 months

Start date: July

Gross annual salary: 36.256 € plus objectives achievement bonus.

Benefits: flexi-time, company subsidized cafeteria or meal vouchers, internal car park, welcome office support for visa formalities, accommodation, social security (SANIFONDS), family-work balance, free training courses, support on bank account opening, discount on public transport, sport, language course fees. More info at  https://www.fbk.eu/en/work-with-us/  

Workplace: Povo, Trento (Italy)


Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by completing the online form. Please make sure that your application contains the following attachments (in pdf format):

  • detailed CV;
  • cover letter indicating why the candidate is suitable for this position.

Application deadline:  03/06/2024

For further information, please contact the Human Resources Services at jobs@fbk.eu
Recruitment Type
Business Unit
Centro Digital Industry/OpenIoT
Science and Technology Hub - Trento