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Language: English (UK)
Organisation data: Internal Training
Job number: HD01835
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Administrative Officer (gr. 4-6)
Closing Date: 18 October 2020

About the team/job

We are Europe's flagship research laboratory for the life sciences - an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. EMBL offers and maintains a vibrant, cooperative, team-oriented and open working atmosphere.

Training the next generation of scientists is a core mission of the EMBL. EICAT's Internal Scientific Training team coordinates EMBL's predoctoral and postdoctoral programmes, which provide world-class training and career development support for our fellow community. The EMBL International PhD programme (EIPP) is widely recognized as one of EMBL's flagship programmes and hosts ca. 220 PhD students across the six sites at any given time.

Your role

We are looking for a highly pro-active and motivated individual to support the Dean of Graduate Studies in the development and coordination of projects that are of strategic importance to the expansion and advancement of the PhD programme. You will also work closely with the EIPP administrators as well as with other colleagues in the Internal Training Team, such as the Postdoc Programme Manager and the Career Advisors.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Managing several projects simultaneously and independently; with guidance of the Dean of Graduate Studies;
  • Preparing advanced statistics to support reporting and strategic decision making;
  • Coordinating regular reviews of the EIPP recruitment processes and the EIPP curriculum;
  • Exploring new training formats and links to higher education institutions in the member states;
  • Contributing to the identification of external funding sources and writing of grant applications;
  • Serving as back up for the EIPP administrators or the Dean of Graduate Studies as needed.

You have

A PhD degree in the life sciences is required for this position. Previous experience in a similar position would be beneficial but is not a must. Recent graduates and postdocs with a clear interest in science management are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate has a proven track record of efficiently planning and executing multiple projects within a fast-paced environment. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are essential for this position. Applicants should demonstrate logical and strategic thinking, a high degree of independence, self-motivation and flexibility. Qualifications must include a first rate command of written and spoken English.

You might also have

Formal qualifications in project management or previous experience in grant writing would be an advantage. Knowledge of advanced statistics and data visualisation would also be an asset. Spoken and written knowledge of German is desirable, as is fluency in other languages, especially French, Italian or Spanish.

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

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

The interviews are tentatively planned for mid November 2020.

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The Company

EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory

About The Job

Heidelberg , Germany
Contract type:
Full Time
2-5 Years
Project Management

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