European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Project Officer

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Heidelberg, Germany

About the team/job

EMBL is Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation with more than 80 independent research groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. It operates across six sites, Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Cambridge, Grenoble, Hamburg and Rome.

Your role

The post holder will be mainly responsible for supporting the Head of IT with regards to the department’s international collaborations and projects in terms of coordination and communication, particularly in connection to the work in the European Commission’s European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Executive Board, in EIROforum, and on the future EMBL Scientific Programme.

This will include the following responsibilities:

  • monitoring developments in the EOSC Executive Board, its working groups, the EOSC related project landscape and other relevant actors and defining actions and priorities for strategic intervention and engagement;

  • providing support in coordinating key developments in the EOSC Executive Board and related working groups involving EU institutions, national bodies and other stakeholders involved in research governance to foster the progress of the project;

  • building and managing relationships with the other members of the EOSC Executive Board, the working groups, European public decision-makers (in the EU institutions and across EU and EMBL member states), as well as representatives of the other EIROforum organisations and other relevant stakeholders;

  • assembling policy papers, briefing materials, organising meetings and visits, preparing reports and minutes and supporting other external relations interactions as appropriate;

  • providing support in preparing and coordinating input on the laboratory’s future IT strategy and needs for the next EMBL Scientific Programme;

  • the post holder is expected to liaise with the institute’s leadership, users and suppliers, as well as the institute’s internal and external stakeholders to support efficient communication and external representation.

This post will require travel within Europe.

You have

The successful candidate should hold an advanced university degree in international relations, or another relevant field. Excellent understanding of the operation and competences of the EU institutions and the development of the EOSC is essential. The role of the Project Officer will also require an excellent command of English and outstanding writing skills, clear communication and good interpersonal skills. As our ideal candidate, you are used to work both independently and as part of a team, pay attention to detail and able to commit to deadlines.

You might also have

Knowledge of contemporary science policy issues and relevant work experience in an international organisation is a strong advantage. Fluency in another language, especially German or French, is highly desirable.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus. 

What else you need to know

EMBL is a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 26 member states and two associate member states. 

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

If you are interested in joining Europe’s only intergovernmental research performing organisation in the life sciences, with a competitive salary and excellent opportunities for further personal development please apply online. 

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: embl-HD01551