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Position: Program Officer - Life Science Alliance
Institution: European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Location: Heidelberg, Baden‐Württemberg, Germany
Duties: Project Management - Plan and coordinate the activities of the Life Science Alliance program, Support and advise the Director in strategic planning and development of the Alliance, Contributing to the formalization of research agreements with key institutional departments, Establish and manage the budget for Alliance activities, Research and identify additional sources of long-term funding, Build relationships with sponsors of the Alliance including reporting on, and evaluation of activities, Organize visits, travel, and meetings, and coordinate the Directors schedule with other key staff at EMBL and Stanford
Requirements: The successful candidate holds a university degree, ideally in the life sciences and/or business administration. (S)he demonstrates excellent writing and oral communication skills for a variety of audiences. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, self-motivation and be able to work independently. Experience working on inter-institutional projects is desirable for developing effective working relationships with staff at EMBL and Stanford. An international mindset, creativity, adaptability, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment are also essential. The postholder will need to be prepared to work outside the standard office hours to coordinate activities with the stakeholders in Heidelberg/Europe and the US
   
Text: Program Officer - Life Science Alliance Location: Heidelberg, Germany Staff Category: Staff Member Contract Duration: 2 years Grading: 4 - 5 - 6 Closing Date: 5 April 2019 Reference Number: HD01484 The Steinmetz lab in the Genome Biology Unit at European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg is looking for a Programe Manager/Coordinator for the Life Science Alliance between EMBL Heidelberg and the Stanford University in the US. Your role We are seeking a highly motivated, independent and dynamic individual to support the development and coordination of projects, strategic initiatives, fundraising and scientific communication. The role of the program manager/coordinator will involve working with staff at both EMBL and Stanford University in the following areas: Project Management - Plan and coordinate the activities of the Life Science Alliance program. - Support and advise the Director in strategic planning and development of the Alliance. - Contributing to the formalization of research agreements with key institutional departments. - Establish and manage the budget for Alliance activities. - Research and identify additional sources of long-term funding. - Build relationships with sponsors of the Alliance including reporting on, and evaluation of activities. - Organize visits, travel, and meetings, and coordinate the Directors schedule with other key staff at EMBL and Stanford. Communications - Develop an overall communications and marking strategy for the Alliance. - Work with staff at EMBL and Stanford to define cross-institutional identity and branding. - Develop and contribute to communications material to increase the international profile of the Alliance. - Maintain Alliance website, social media and email accounts. - Represent the Alliance in select internal and/or external meetings. You have The successful candidate holds a university degree, ideally in the life sciences and/or business administration. (S)he demonstrates excellent writing and oral communication skills for a variety of audiences. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, self-motivation and be able to work independently. Experience working on inter-institutional projects is desirable for developing effective working relationships with staff at EMBL and Stanford. An international mindset, creativity, adaptability, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment are also essential. The postholder will need to be prepared to work outside the standard office hours to coordinate activities with the stakeholders in Heidelberg/Europe and the US. You might also have A good working knowledge of German and/or French will be an advantage. Why join us EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus. EMBL has a large thriving community of bioinformaticians, working in close collaboration with experimental scientists and with strong links to other local scientists and institutions. What else do I need to know EMBL is Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences - an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. EMBL's mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research. Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.
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