*Closed* Job vacancy: EMBRC-ERIC Scientific Officer & Project Manager | EMBRC

*Closed* Job vacancy: EMBRC-ERIC Scientific Officer & Project Manager


*Closed* Job vacancy: EMBRC-ERIC Scientific Officer & Project Manager

*Closed* Job Vacancy: EMBRC-ERIC Scientific Officer & Project Manager


Job Title

EMBRC-ERIC Scientific Officer & Project Manager



The EMBRC-ERIC Scientific Officer & Project Manager assist the definition and implementation of the EMBRC-ERIC Scientific and Technical Strategy and outreach activities, in connexion with our reference scientific community of internal and external stakeholders.  



Full time, two-years contract of employment, with 6-month probation period. This contract may be renewed.


Service Group

EMBRC-ERIC Secretariat



EMBRC-ERIC Headquarters, 4 Place Jussieu, Paris, France, c/o Sorbonne Université, Paris 6


Brief Description of the EMBRC

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) is a distributed pan-European research infrastructure that aims to provide a strategic delivery mechanism for excellent and large-scale marine science in Europe. With its services, EMBRC-ERIC will support both fundamental and applied research based on marine bioresources and marine ecosystems. The EMBRC-ERIC is centrally managed by the EMBRC Executive Director, with the support of the EMBRC-ERIC Secretariat, based at the Paris Headquarters, hosted by Sorbonne Université - Paris VI, Campus of Jussieu.        

Further information: http://www.embrc.eu

EMBRC-ERIC Business Plan 2017: http://bit.ly/1XT2o9S


Job Mission and Objectives

EMBRC-ERIC is looking for a motivated and proficient Scientific Officer & Project Manager to strengthen its Secretariat services. Reporting directly to the EMBRC-ERIC Executive Director, the Scientific Project Manager will be a core element of the EMBRC-ERIC Secretariat, with a mission to follow the definition and implementation of the EMBRC-ERIC Scientific and Technical Development strategy, ultimately supporting the integration of EMBRC-ERIC within the global landscape of research, development and innovation, and marine sciences education. The position is based in Paris, Sorbonne Université, 4 Place de Jussieu. The working language is English; knowledge of French and other languages of the EU will be advantageous.


Main Responsibilities

Projects/ Reporting

Follow the projects in which EMBRC-ERIC is involved in, participating in project meeting, supporting the development of project-actions, and preparing information and reports as required; 

In close interaction with the Executive Director, s/he will contribute to the extensive reporting activity towards the EMBRC-ERIC governance bodies, such as the General Assembly (GA) and the Committee of the Nodes (CoN);

Support project propositions on behalf of the EMBRC_ERIC community; 

Support the Executive Director in the creation of reports on EMBRC-ERIC status responding to policy agency requests (among others: EU Commission, ESFRI Committee, OECD), and other material to represent EMBRC in conferences and symposia.



In an independent fashion, the EMBRC-ERIC Scientific and Project Management Officer will take responsibility for the organisation of relevant events and meetings. 



Representing EMBRC-ERIC in scientific seminars, workshops and conferences, and multiply our user community engagement; 

In coordination with the Secretariat, organise outreach activities, including scientific, policy, industry and general public audiences;

Support the Communication Officer activity with the preparation of adequate messages, articles and press releases as required; follow the research policy environment and signal relevant community messages; 



Independently, s/he will research, analyse organise and report on information, of both scientific and administrative nature, especially in relation to the EMBRC-ERIC development activities;

Support the Access Officer in the evaluation of Access proposals, when required;

Fulfilment of administrative requirements and other relevant activities as requested by the Executive Director;


Essential Skills and Competences

Qualification: Ph.D. in Natural/Biological/Life Sciences or equivalent. Exceptional candidates from other disciplines will also be considered;

Proven experience of project management;

Excellent organizational skills (anticipating deadlines, defining priorities) of own work, also in relation to the work of others;

Excellent command of written and spoken English;

Highly proficient reporting skills, including production of analytical and prospective summaries from scientific and administrative documentation;

Ability to produce high-quality documents, including text and graphics, using a full suite of software tools;



Desirable Skills and Competences

Ability to take minutes of conversations in complex, dynamic environments;

Numerical and budgeting skills;

Command of French language and other EU languages;

Team-leading skills.


Special Personal Attributes Required for the Position

The EMBRC Project Management Officer is an accountable and responsive person with a natural disposition towards a dynamic environment where priorities can change rapidly and responsibilities may stretch, on occasion, to cover different roles; 

The EMBRC Project Management Officer has international experience and is used to work in a multi-cultural environment, with a high-degree of transparency and in close interaction with colleagues;

The EMBRC Project Management Officer is amenable to work outside normal hours and willing to travel, in Europe and outside of Europe.



Competitive salary, commensurate to titles and experience (indicative net salary 32K€-36K€). A benefit package will be offered, including, at a minimum, health insurance and public transportation subsidy. Moving expenses up to 1500Eur will also be supported. 



2-years contract with 6-month probation and possibility of renewal;

Overtime may be required to meet activity deadlines;

National and international travel may be required for the purpose of meeting with internal and external stakeholders;

EMBRC-ERIC is an equal-opportunity employer, actively supporting the development of their staff.



Prepare your application as one single PDF document containing:

Cover letter explaining your interest in this position and how you could contribute;

Curriculum Vitae;

The name of three references;

Enclose this document in an email message, with subject: “EMBRC-ERIC Scientific Project Manager”, addressed to: <secretariat@embrc.eu>.    

Applications will be accepted until the 31st of August. The position shall start in October 2018.



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