About this position
EMBL is one of the world’s leading research institutions, and Europe’s flagship life sciences organisation. An intergovernmental organisation of 27 member states, EMBL operates sites in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and provides life science training and service programmes globally.
We are seeking two International Relations Officers to join the International Relations Team at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory located in Heidelberg, Germany. The International Relations Team is a busy central unit responsible for strategically managing relations with EMBL member states and other major government and political stakeholders. The Team also works with partners in other International Research Organizations to build broad alliances and coalitions in support of science and the scientific endeavor.
The International Relations Officer will report to the Head of International Relations. The post holder will work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. She/he will provide clear, concise and timely written and oral communication, examine options, identify risks and solutions, prioritize and propose a way forward in member state relations.
You hold an advanced university degree in international relations, political or social sciences and 3-5 years of work experience. The successful candidate has a strategic and analytical mind-set and ability to prepare high quality briefings and reports. She/he has the capacity to adapt to the dynamic nature of the job and is experienced in dealing successfully and positively with a wide variety of internal and external relationships.
The position requires outstanding interpersonal and organisational skills, good attention to detail, ability to work both independently and as part of team, and commitment to meet deadlines. Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential.
Knowledge of contemporary science policy issues and experience in government and/or political setting is highly desirable.
You might also have
Track record of influencing policy on a national level and a network of contacts in EMBL member states – and in particular in EMBL’s host countries of Germany, France, Spain or Italy - is a strong advantage.
Knowledge of at least two additional European languages (especially German, French or Spanish) is advantageous.
Why join us
You have a passion for international relations and would like to work at a world-leading institution focused on delivering scientific knowledge and solutions to the next generations? Join our international, friendly and committed team at EMBL.
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.