Language: English (UK)
Organisation data: Administration
Job number: GR00134
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Senior Administrative Officer (gr. 6-8)
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world-leading international life sciences research organization with its main laboratory situated in Heidelberg, Germany and five laboratories at other sites in Europe. In Grenoble, France, EMBL employs approximately 90 people and has a world-wide reputation for research and service activities in structural molecular biology. EMBL Grenoble shares the European Photon and Neutron (EPN) Campus with two other international organizations, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) as well as the French Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS).
The post holder will, together with a team of 3/4 administration officers, be responsible for the management, organization and delivery of all administrative services at EMBL Grenoble. These services cover inter-institutional contracts, scientific grants, public relations and communications, finances (purchasing, inventory, budget control), human resources, travel arrangements and meetings organisation. S/he will ensure that the services are performed in an effective and efficient manner and within all legislative, policy and procedural guidelines. S/he will report to the Head of the Grenoble site and have a close working relationship with the central services under the Administrative Director at the EMBL main Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany.
Applicants should have an advanced university degree in Business Administration, Public Management or other relevant area, and have at least 7 years of progressively responsible international experience in a senior position.
S/he should be capable of adopting a forward looking and solution oriented attitude within the context of administration within an international organisation. The post holder should have demonstrated general managerial competences in a multi-national environment, enjoy working independently as well as possess excellent communication, networking and computer skills. S/he has an analytical and numerical mind-set with attention to detail.
Fluency in spoken and written English and French are essential for this position.
In addition to having the competence and stature to direct all aspects of the work, the successful candidate must have specific knowledge and experience in at least one of the following fields:
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.