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European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Grading 4, 5 or 6; depending on qualification and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th March 2019
Closes: 21st April 2019
Job Ref: HD01495

About the team/job

The photographer will join a team of eight, providing modern photographic, video and conference services in a large international scientific research environment.  

Your role

As a member of the Photographic Section, the post holder will be expected to undertake digital imaging and processing, studio and location photography and printing as well as general photographic and conference-related duties. Video capture and streaming together with videoconference support are also a small part of the work.

You have

The ideal candidate should have higher photographic qualifications and/or relevant imaging/photographic/video experience. Familiarity with quality digital printing, Macintosh and PC platforms, Imaging and Graphics software is essential. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Final Cut Pro, Acrobat, and Microsoft Office are just some of the software packages supported. Good communication and interpersonal skills are esssential. Fluency in English is necessary. 

You might also have

Experience in Mediasite video streaming, Lifesize Videoconferencing and web site maintenance would be an advantage but not vital. Knowledge of German or French would be advantageous.

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 do I need to know

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.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.

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

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