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International Relations Officer

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Grade 5 or 6; depending on experience and qualifications
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th November 2019
Closes: 13th January 2020
Job Ref: HD01655

About the team/job

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is an intergovernmental organization supported by member states. It is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK), Barcelona (Spain) and Rome (Italy).

We are seeking an International Relations Officer to join the Government and EU Relations Team at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory located in Heidelberg, Germany. The Government and EU Relations Team is responsible for relations with EMBL Member States and potential future Member States, the European International Research Organisations' Forum (EIROforum), EU relations, EMBL partnerships and advises the Director International Relations on all of the above.

The International Relations Officer will report to the Joint Heads of Government and EU Relations. The post holder will work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. She/he will provide clear, concise and timely written and oral communication, identify key issues, examine options and propose a way forward in member state relations.

Your role

  • Support EMBL’s Government and EU Relations team in coordination of activities in EMBL’s member states and potential new partner countries.
  • Support the implementation of Horizon 2020 Widening measures that have been awarded to EMBL, in particular the Teaming project on the establishment of a center of excellence in Hungary.
  • Related to the above, assemble briefing materials, organise meetings and visits, prepare presentations, reports and documents as necessary.
  • Support the Joint Heads in the implementation of any other relevant tasks. 

You have

You should hold an advanced university degree in international relations, political or social sciences and ideally 2-3 years of work experience. Knowledge of contemporary science policy issues and experience in government and/or EU relations would be highly desirable. The position requires outstanding organisational skills, good attention to detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as part of team, and commitment to meet deadlines. Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential. 

You might also have

Knowledge of at least two additional European languages (especially French or German) is advantageous. 

Why join us

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 on-line. 

What else you need to know

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

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