Organisation data: Grants Services
Job Number: HD02363
Contract Type: Staff Member
Contract Duration-Length of Time (years/months): 3 years (renewable)
Advertised Grade-Grading: 5; exact amount depending on qualifications and experience
Closing date: 31 March 2023
We are looking for a Grants Officer to join us at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory either in Heidelberg, Germany or in Grenoble, France.
EMBL has a long and successful history in identifying and obtaining external funds to further enhance its research activities. EMBL currently receives approximately €70m a year in such funding income from an increasingly wide range of funders. This currently equates to approximately 500-550 running projects and 350 to 400 applications for external funding per year. Major funders include the European Commission, the US National Institutes of Health, and other charitable organisations (e.g. Volkswagen Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, etc). EMBL also receives funding from national organisations in the countries it is based, like the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the UK Resarch and Innovation (UKRI), among others.
Our Grants Services team assists scientists at different career levels in procuring funding for research projects and supports a high number of applications for external funding. The postholder will be employed in the Grants Services team and will report directly to the Head of Grants Services. The post holder will have a broad range of responsibilities concerning EMBL's external research funding.
You will also be expected to cover for colleagues during absences and to keep yourself informed about the terms and conditions of a wide range of different grant-giving bodies.
As our ideal candidate, you are educated to degree level, ideally in a science related subject and have at least 3-5 years grants and contracts administration experience, preferably including project management and grant writing, gained in a scientific environment. You are familiar with the international grants landscape. You will be computer literate and have good working knowledge of the MS Office package (Excel, Word, Outlook). Good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work within a team and to tight deadlines, to manage a wide workload and use initiative are essential. Fluency in English is required. French is required for EMBL Grenoble duty station.
Knowledge of Research Information Systems would be an advantage (we use Converis). Previous work experience gained in an organization of size comparable to the EMBL is desirable. Knowledge of other EMBL host countries' languages (German, French, Spanish and Italian) is advantageous.
EMBL is curiosity-driven, community-oriented and international. As an inclusive, equal opportunity employer, EMBL offers attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment.
Working for EMBL gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good. EMBL is curiosity-driven, community-oriented and international.Competitive salary, a relaxed culture, ongoing professional development, an on-site nursery, canteen and library all make EMBL a great place to work. Our mission has us exploring life at all levels, and creating new ways to look at the world. Our reputation is built on scientific excellence and collaboration, and the projects we take on require all kinds of people and working styles, from big-picture creatives to patient detail-seekers.
** Don't meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.
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EMBL is Europe's life sciences laboratory - an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1900 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.
Please note that appointments on fixed-term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review, up to a maximum of 9 years.
The working language of the institute is English.
There are two positions available, one of them to support the EMBL Grenoble site. For this, fluency in French and knowledge of the French funding landscape are required.
For EMBL Heidelberg site, German knowledge is advantageous.
Preferred start date is as soon as possible.
When applying, please indicate your preferred job location, if any.
Virtual interviews are tentatively planned for the week of 27 Mar.
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