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Interesting in joining the EMBRC team? See below for open positions at the headquarters in Paris. Select positions at EMBRC ‘nodes’ (ie country members) may also be listed, as relevant.

Access Officer
16 Jan 2024, 15 Feb 2024


The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) is seeking a motivated and experienced access officer to be part of the Access Unit team. The Access Unit coordinates user access to EMBRC’s services and facilities. EMBRC participates in numerous projects funded by the European Commission that provides access to our facilities and coordinates other activities related to the access to the Research Infrastructure. 

The Access Officer will play a key role in supporting the coordination and management of access to the marine biological resources and services of EMBRC, by ensuring a smooth and efficient delivery of European projects and in particular of Transnational Access (TNA) programmes, anticipating deadlines, events, and deliverables, and participating in the activities of work packages related to provision of access and its communication. She/He will participate in improving the access offer of EMBRC, through technical documents and informatic tools in support of the Access Unit team. 

The Access Officer will be responsible for preparing promotional material related to access opportunities to potential users, communication activities and participation in partnering events. He/She will advise and assist potential users in developing and submitting access proposals, managing the selection process of proposals by exchanging with evaluators, and coordinating the access of successful applicants to EMBRC's resources and services. 

The Access Officer is a challenging and rewarding position that offers the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the EMBRC mission of supporting research excellence in marine biology and biotechnology in an international ambience.

Main responsibilities

The Access Officer will join the Access Unit team and will be responsible for managing and coordinating access to EMBRC’s services through Transnational Access (TNA) programmes of European Commission projects, in particular the AquaServ project ( ). This will involve:

  • Promoting access opportunities of EMBRC to potential users through presentations, workshops, and other outreach activities
  • Advising and assisting potential users in developing and submitting access proposals
  • Manage the selection process of access proposals, including the coordination of the evaluation process
  • Updating, harmonizing and improving the catalog of services of EMBRC
  • Manage logistics and coordination of access for successful applicants 
  • Monitor and report the activities of the access to EMBRC services, also through the collection of specific Key Performance Indicators, including user feedback
  • Design and implement other types of access calls (technological development, training call, access calls)

Desirable skills

  • Fluent English, knowledge of French or other European languages will be an asset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (working language: EN)
  • Experience in managing and implementing research projects (TNA project management would be desirable)
  • Experience in the coordination of the evaluation of research proposals
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets
  • Familiarity with European research funding programmes and its budget management
  • Familiarity with marine biological research facilities used in marine biology and ecology and research infrastructures is an asset;
  • A related degree in a marine biology or related field could be an asset;
  • Knowledge of International Quality Standards will be highly appreciated.

Contract details

  • 2-year contract with 3 months probation period. Possible extension to overall 5 years.
  • Location: remote or on-site (EMBRC-ERIC Headquarters, Campus de Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 Place Jussieu, Paris, France, c/o Sorbonne Université, Paris 75005).
  • Salary: competitive, based on the candidates experience, abilities, and skills (indicative gross salary €40000 - €45000). A benefit package will be offered, including comprehensive health insurance, public transportation subsidy, and flexible work environment with up to two days remote working per week. 
  • All staff benefit from 7 weeks of paid leave.
  • National and international travel will be required occasionally for the purpose of meeting with the project partners.
  • Starting date: March / April 2024

How to apply

Prepare your application as one single PDF document, in English, containing a copy of your CV, with a short cover letter explaining your interest in this position and how you could contribute. Enclose this document in an email message, with subject: “EMBRC Access Officer”; addressed to: <>.
Applications will be accepted until the 15th of February 2024.