If you are a policy expert with extensive experience in science policy, we would like to meet you! Your expertise and skills help us further strengthen the leading role of Science Europe in science policy and the services we provide to our members.
We are an association of major public European Research Funding Organisations (RFO) and Research Performing Organisations (RPO) from 27 countries. We promote the collective interests of our Member Organisations, through advocacy and we support them in their efforts to foster European research by offering a platform for collaboration. We contribute to the development of robust research policies in Europe and to the European Research Area through engagement with key partners.
Science Europe aisbl is based in Brussels (Belgium). Our offices are ideally located in the so-called EU area and easily accessible by public transport.
You will be part of a team that is the leading force in supporting collaboration among our Members, for developing advocacy strategies on key issues for scientific research in Europe, and for advising the Science Europe governance on policy developments. To do so, you and your colleagues work closely with experts from our Member Organisations and with relevant external partners.
What does it take to succeed in this role? We are looking for a candidate who:
As a Senior Policy Officer, you will oversee a portfolio of policy files relevant for the Member Organisations of Science Europe. Within that portfolio, that evolves over time, you will:
We offer a three years fixed term contract as well as a competitive salary, in the range of €4022 to €4597 gross monthly salary. The salary offered within this range will be dependent on level of experience. We also offer possibility for homeworking, benefits such as chèques repas (meal vouchers), 13th month (additional salary payment in December), hospital and group insurance and extra vacation days.
The position can also potentially be filled on a secondment basis (for example, a secondment from a Science Europe Member Organisation). If you are currently employed by a Member of Science Europe, we encourage you to enquire about the possibility of a secondment with your employer.
You can apply by sending your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter (maximum two pages) should outline your suitability and motivation for the post. It should explicitly reference how your profile matches the different job requirements described above. Please also include with your application the names and contact details of two people (ideally a current or former line manager or supervisor) who could provide a reference in case you are short-listed for interview.
The position is open until filled. Applications will be accepted until a qualified candidate is selected, at which time the recruitment will be closed.