International Relations Officer for Molecular Biology Lab, Germany

Deadline: 17/10/2010
Open to:
candidates with an advanced university degree in international relations, law or life sciences, organisational skills, etc. Fluency in French or German.
Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Job Description
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organizations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany) and the outstations are in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).
As an international organisation, EMBL is engaged in relations with numerous institutions in its member states and beyond. EMBL’s International Relations and Communications Unit assists and advises the Director General in all matters linked to international relations and is responsible for shaping and implementing the external relations strategy for the organisation. The International Relations officer reports directly to the Head of Unit and is responsible for:

* Supporting EMBL’s international relations activities, including relations with member states and potential new member states,
* Assembling briefing materials, organise meetings and visits, prepare reports and minutes,
* Assisting with EMBL’s interaction in EIROforum,
* Assisting with EU FP7 projects especially in the area of research infrastructures.

Qualifications and Experience
The candidate should hold an advanced university degree in international relations, law or life sciences. Knowledge of contemporary science policy issues and relevant work experience in an international organisation are 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. Fluency in another language, especially French or German, is mandatory.

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