Delegate for the Research Field 'Matter'

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

Delegate for the Research Field 'Matter'

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

Brussels, Belgium

Your responsibilities:

  • You will represent the Helmholtz Association and its individual centres in the research field Matter in Europe and actively support their strategic positioning, for example through preparation of position papers and statements. You will build networks with relevant EU institutions (Commission and Parliament), inform the Helmholtz centres about new science policy developments and activities at European level and explore new opportunities;
  • You will analyse which European research programmes and activities are relevant to the profiles and interests of the centres and will inform and advise about relevant funding opportunities. You will support the centres prepare applications;
  • You will also be responsible for several cross-sectional tasks and represent the interests of the Helmholtz Association as a whole relating to horizontal research programmes and initiatives e.g. the European funding of research infrastructures;
  • You will build networks within the Helmholtz centres and the Helmholtz steering bodies active in your research field through regular strategic interaction with the management level, and through information and training events in the centres.

Your profile:

  • You have a postgraduate degree, preferably doctorate or equivalent, in a relevant field of natural science or engineering. You have strong knowledge of European research funding and research policy, experience with preparation and implementation of European research projects and the desire to contribute to the development of the European research area.You are used to conceptual and strategic thinking (for example, preparation of position statements) and to absorb new, complex information quickly and efficiently;
  • You are highly flexible and are able to prioritize competing demands in a complex, rapidly changing environment. You have outstanding communication skills.You have an excellent command of English. Your (oral and written) knowledge of German is very good. Some knowledge of French is a plus.Some knowledge of Helmholtz Association and the German research landscape is a plus.

We offer:

  • An attractive and challenging opportunity at the interface of science, politics and society with an initial contract of three years (full-time position);
  • A salary commensurate with your qualifications and your experience;
  • Opportunities to take responsibility for own work in a highly collaborative environment and working with a highly professional and motivated team;
  • Training opportunities which offer a professional and personal development of skills.

You are interested?

We are looking forward to your application!

Please apply only via our online portal. Deadline is the 29th of November 2017.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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