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HR Systems & Payroll Specialist

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Cambridge, Hinxton
Salary: £2,631.99 monthly starting salary after tax (Grade 5).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th May 2019
Closes: 9th June 2019
Job Ref: EBI01431

About the team/job

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Systems and Payroll Specialist to join our team which provides a full HR service to EMBL-EBI's 600+ staff of researchers, engineers, developers and other professionals from all over the world.

Reporting to the Senior HR Officer you will work closely with HR generalist colleagues in Hinxton and collaborate with counterparts in EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany.

Your role

As our HR Systems expert, you will provide advice and training on best practice use of relevant modules of our SAP system, ensure data integrity, and lead on reporting and the provision of HR analytics.

Building on previous experience, you will oversee the preparation of the monthly payroll and advise colleagues on pay and benefits delivery.

Responsibilities include:

  • lead on HR systems, reporting, and processes relating to pay and benefits
  • oversee monthly payroll preparation
  • monitor and assure the integrity of HR/payroll data
  • provide reports and analysis to support decision-making and monitoring
  • handle claims for EMBL benefits – education grant, home leave and others
  • contribute to the overall performance of the HR function by proposing solutions and participating in improvement projects, and by liaising with other functions in the administration and external service suppliers

You have

A university degree and training in human resources management or equivalent such as business administration.

Proven expertise in HR systems, reporting and analytics.

Previous responsibility for payroll/delivery of pay and benefits.

Conscientious attitude, high numerical accuracy and good organisational skills.

Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a team and the desire to provide a high quality service for staff at all levels in the organisation.

The ability to identify and respond to changing priorities, and work independently in your area of responsibility while also supporting the team.

Excellent spoken and written English. 

You might also have

SAP knowledge and experience.

Good working knowledge of a European language other than English.

Experience of working outside your home country or in an international environment. 

Why join us

At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind.

Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good.

As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 22 member states and two associate member states.

We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation. For more information about pay and benefits click here

We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.

   
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