Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 3 years
Grading: 6, 7 or 8; depending on experience and qualifications
Closing Date: 11 December 2019
Reference Number: EMBO00089
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.
A core programme of EMBO since the 1960s, EMBO Fellowships have benefited thousands of early career scientists. Life scientists actively seek EMBO Long-Term Fellowships and EMBO Advanced Fellowships for postdoctoral research to fund and support their international careers. Approximately 300 scientists also benefit each year from EMBO Short-Term Fellowships, returning to their home laboratories with new skills as well as contacts for future collaborations.
The Programme Head oversees and coordinates all aspects of the fellowships offered by the organization and is responsible for the operational and strategic development of the programme. The Programme Head works closely with the EMBO Fellowships Committee, including managing the review process; oversees and executes the budget for the programme; supervises an administrative team of three members; and is part of the EMBO management team.
This position will occasionally require duty travel and working outside of the normal working hours, in the evenings or during the weekend.
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, and educational and other family-related benefits. As a non-profit organisation, we have an informal and collegial working environment that is inspired by our dedication to working for a common greater good.
The Head of the EMBO Fellowship Programme reports to the EMBO Director.
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.
Interviews are planned for end of January 2020/beginning of February 2020.