COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology – provides networking opportunities for researchers and innovators in order to strengthen Europe’s capacity to address scientific, technological and societal challenges. There are three strategic priorities: Promoting and spreading excellence, fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science, and empowering and retaining young researchers and innovators. COST implements its mission by funding bottom-up, excellence-driven, open and inclusive networks for peaceful purposes in all areas of science and technology.
The COST Association is an international non-profit association based in Brussels with 40 Members. It draws its funding from the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, through specific Grant Agreements signed under the umbrella of a framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission.
Please visit: www.cost.eu.
Reporting directly to the Director of COST, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the COST team. He/she will drive continued operational improvement to the vital work of COST.
The primary responsibility of the Head of Science Operations is to ensure the overall management of the COST Association science operations in line with the COST mission.
The core activity centres on the optimal implementation and follow up of the rules and procedures for the evaluation, selection and approval of proposals for COST.
Equally, the successful candidate will ensure the management, monitoring and final assessment of ongoing and ended COST Actions.
N.B.: This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.
The recruitment is done by Ellwood Atfield – external expert. Electronic applications (motivation letter with possible start date mentioned + CV in English) should be addressed to Dr Rachel Barlow - firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning “COST” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be assessed upon receipt. Only selected candidates will be contacted.
For more information, please visit our website: www.cost.eu or contact Dr Rachel Barlow on +32 478 88 22 27.
Deadline for application: 10th March 2020 included.