Language: English (UK)
Organisation data: EMBO
Job number: EMBO00083
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Administrative Assistant (gr. 3-4)
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Closing Date: 20 August 2019
EMBO stands for excellence in the life sciences. We support talented researchers at all stages of their careers in Europe and beyond, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work. EMBO runs several programmes for young group leaders: the Young Investigator Programme (YIP), the Strategic Development Installation Grants (SDIG), and the Global Investigator Network (GIN). These programmes are responsible for identifying and supporting some of the best young researchers in the life sciences while they set up their own independent laboratories.
EMBO is looking for a Programme Assistant for the young investigator networks. The Programme Assistant provides a wide range of administrative and organizational support including: liaison with international researchers; arranging meetings and delegation visits; responding to enquiries; general accounting; preparation of documentation; proof-reading; diary and meeting coordination.
This position will occasionally require duty travel and working outside of the normal working hours, in the evenings or during the weekend. The Programme Assistant reports to the Head of the EMBO young investigator networks and works under the direction of the Senior Programme Officer for these programmes.
The EMBO offices are located on the international EMBL life science research campus in Heidelberg, Germany. Heidelberg, home to around 150,000 people, is a vibrant university city offering a high quality of life. EMBO is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international science organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family-related benefits where applicable.
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.