The Senior Policy Officer dealing with EU Framework Programmes on Research & Innovation, Cross-border and International Research Collaboration is responsible for supporting co-operation among Science Europe Member Organisations and for developing advocacy strategies on key issues for scientific research in Europe. To do so, the post holder works closely with experts from the Member Organisations, Science Europe Office staff, and with relevant external organisations.
Science Europe is a membership association of 40 major public research funding organisations (RFOs) and research performing organisations (RPOs) from 30 countries in Europe. Based in Brussels, we promote the collective interests of our Member Organisations through our advocacy work and support them in their efforts to foster European research and innovation. We contribute to the development of robust research policies in Europe and to the European Research Area through engagement with key partners. Our capacity to act collectively surpasses the individual capacity of each member.
A set of common values underpins Science Europe’s activities, among which the consideration of scientific knowledge as a common good and research as a public service. Science Europe recognises the responsibility of all actors in the system to provide the highest possible standards of research quality, ethics, integrity, inclusiveness, and openness in the conduct and manage of research, as stated in our position on Research Culture and in the Values Framework for the Organisation of Research. Science Europe Member Organisations develop and implement policies to foster the best conditions for researchers to develop their activities and advance scholarly knowledge within Europe and in the global research ecosystem.
Reporting to the Secretary General, the holder of this position will assume responsibilities on the EU Framework Programme on R&I, and on Cross-border and International Research Collaboration, in line with the Science Europe Strategy Plan.
Working with Science Europe RPOs and RFOs, the post holder will:
To achieve their objectives, the post holder will develop and maintain relationships with officials from European institutions and global R&I organisations.
A 3-year full-time contract with the possibility to become permanent at the end of that period. The competitive salary offered will depend on level and number of years of relevant experience. We also offer benefits such as ‘chèques repas’ (meal vouchers), 13th month (additional salary payment in December), medical and hospital insurance, group insurance for pension, and extra vacation days.
Science Europe is established under Belgian law, and, in consequence, employment is within the Belgian tax and social security system.
The post can also potentially be filled on a secondment basis (for example, a secondment from a Science Europe Member Organisation).
The position is available immediately.
You can apply by sending your CV and a cover letter (in English) to email@example.com specifying ‘Senior Policy Officer – Horizon Europe’ in the title.
Your cover letter (maximum one page) should outline your suitability and motivation for the post. Please also include in your application the names and contact details of two people who could provide references (ideally a current or former line manager or supervisor).
The deadline for applications is 15 February 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed upon submission and suitable applicants may be contacted for interview prior to the deadline. Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.
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