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Interesting in joining the EMBRC team? See below for open positions at the headquarters in Paris. Select positions at EMBRC ‘nodes’ (ie country members) may also be listed, as relevant.

EMBRC-ERIC Project Manager
Full-time
15 Oct 2022
EMBRC-ERIC Headquarters, Campus de Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 Place Jussieu, Paris, France, c/o Sorbonne Université, Paris 75005.

Contract:

4-year contract.

Purpose:

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) is seeking a motivated and experienced Project Manager (PM) to run a recently won Horizon Europe project on marine biodiversity and biodiversity observation. The MARCO-BOLO project, which unites more than 20 academic partners across Europe, aims to improve our ability to monitor, observe and predict marine biodiversity for better preservation, conservation, and management of marine ecosystems in Europe. The project manager will ensure a smooth delivery of the project, anticipating deadlines, events, and deliverables.

Start date:

1st December 2022

Brief Description of EMBRC-ERIC

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) is a distributed pan-European research infrastructure that aims to provide a strategic delivery mechanism for excellent and large-scale marine science in Europe. With its services, EMBRC-ERIC supports both fundamental and applied research based on marine bioresources and marine ecosystems. EMBRC-ERIC is centrally managed by the EMBRC-ERIC Executive Director, with the support of the EMBRC-ERIC Secretariat. The working language is English, and knowledge of French will be advantageous.

For further information:

Description of MARCO-BOLO

MARCO-BOLO (MBO) aims to structure and strengthen European coastal and marine biodiversity observation capabilities, linking them to global efforts to understand and restore ocean health, hence ensuring that outputs respond to explicit stakeholder needs from policy, planning and industry. To this end MBO will establish and engage with a Community of Practice (CoP) to determine end- user needs with the aim of optimising marine data flows, knowledge uptake, and improving governance-based on biodiversity observations.

By exploiting synergies with concurrent projects MBO will develop and demonstrate new autonomous technology for biodiversity mapping and monitoring, and data streams from remote sensing, eDNA, robotics, optical and acoustic observations. Protocols for eDNA-based biodiversity observations are established and validated across applications, taxa and ecosystems. The sequence of the analytical and technical processes for the different use cases will be incorporated into operational Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) and Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) and included into online reusable EMBRC-ERIC – 4 Place Jussieu, BC.93, 75005 Paris – secretariat@embrc.eu Site web : www.embrc.eu – Sous forme ERIC – Siret : 840 533 640 00016 – Numéro TVA : FR 87 840533640 workflows, contributing to the free and open access of EU and global biodiversity information facilities, and to support major EU biodiversity directives and global initiatives.

The project partnership will leverage its international activities (MBON, GOOS, OBIS) and participation in UN Ocean Decade Programmes (Marine Life 2030, OBON, ODIS, Ocean Practices for the Decade) to align the MBO work programme to global CoP, ensuring European participation and leadership in global biodiversity monitoring and global science. MBO results will be designed to build upon existing capability and infrastructures, and to be relevant to existing frameworks so that outputs can be easily integrated into national, regional (EU and adjacent sea basins), and global observation systems, with no delay ensuring the reusability of the investments Europe is already making in data generation.

Mission and Objectives

Under the supervision of the project coordinator, Nicolas Pade, the PM will be in charge of the smooth running and delivery of the MARCO-BOLO project from the official kick-off until the final reporting of the project. In their role, the PM will ensure the timely delivery of all deliverables and reporting duties, and will be the main contact point for the consortium partners and for the European Commission’s project officer. They will also play an active role in the delivery of parts of the project and represent the project in discussions and coordination with related Horizon-funded projects. The PM will work directly with the project coordinator and the project Implementation Board. Whereas MARCO-BOLO will be the main task of this project management position, the PM will also be expected to help on other projects in the EMBRC portfolio, as time and effort permits.

Main Responsibilities

  • Communication with the European Commission (EC) and the Project Officer assigned to MARCO-BOLO;
  • Ensure the delivery of the project as defined in the Grant Agreement, and ensure the compliance of all consortium members;
  • Financial and administrative monitoring of the project, ensuring budgets are spent and expenses are within the allocated budgets, coordinating the timely reporting of the project to the EC;
  • Advice, guide and support the logistical and scientific delivery of the project, verifying and checking all deliverables adhere to the Description of Work and Grant Agreement;
  • Ensure the due involvement and management of the projects advisory bodies;
  • Supervise and support the internal and external project communication;
  • Organise, participate, and minute taking in project meetings;
  • Manage and anticipate potential conflicts;
  • Manage project risks, possible deviations, and mitigating measures;
  • Support the management through organising travel, handling ordering of necessary materials and obtaining the necessary quotes;
  • Provide general support and advice to other on-going projects in the EMBRC portfolio and assist the submission of future projects.

Desirable Skills

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing Horizon-type projects;
  • Understanding of marine biology, ecology, and/or observation;
  • Understanding and familiarity with the research environment;
  • Experience in organising, running, and animating meetings and workshops;
  • Excellent note-taking abilities;
  • Excellent command of oral and written English. Good command of French is a bonus;
  • Strong writing abilities and report drafting;
  • Full command of Microsoft Office or equivalent;

Special Personal Attributes Required for the Position

  • Strong interpersonal and networking abilities;
  • Accustomed to working with a high-degree of transparency and in close interaction with colleagues;
  • Able to work towards precise objectives under specific time constraints;
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate tasks and obstacles;
  • Commitment to producing high-quality work;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the time management of personal and team assignments;
  • International work experience;

Remuneration

Competitive, experience based salary (Gross salary point around €36 000 ). A benefit package will be offered, including comprehensive health insurance, public transportation subsidy, and flexible work environment with up to two days remote working per week. All staff benefit from 7 weeks of paid leave.

Conditions

  • 4 year contract with 3 month probation period.
  • Overtime may be required to meet activity deadlines.
  • National and international travel will be required occasionally for the purpose of meeting with internal and external stakeholders.
  • EMBRC-ERIC is an equal opportunities employer.

Application

Applicants should send a CV along with a covering letter (as one PDF document) that summarises their relevant experience, and in particular any scientific communication expertise, links to online activities or at least two pieces of original content created, current salary, and why they are enthusiastic about this opportunity. They should include the names and contact information of at least two references.

Enclose this document in an email message, with subject: “EMBRC Project Manager” addressed to: secretariat@embrc.eu

Applications will be accepted until midnight of 15th October, 2022.

EMBRC-ERIC Industry Liaison Officer
Full-time
15 Oct 2022
EMBRC-ERIC Headquarters, 4 Place Jussieu, Paris, France, c/o Sorbonne Université, Paris 6

Purpose

The EMBRC-ERIC Liaison Officer will work to increase the use of EMBRC services by industry and innovation actors.

Contract

Full time, two-years contract of employment, with 3-month probation period. This contract may be renewed.

Brief Description of the EMBRC

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) is a distributed pan-European research infrastructure that aims to provide a strategic delivery mechanism for excellent and large-scale marine science in Europe. With its services, EMBRC-ERIC will support both fundamental and applied research, based on marine bioresources and marine ecosystems. The EMBRC-ERIC is centrally managed by the EMBRC-ERIC Executive Director, with the support of the EMBRC-ERIC Secretariat, based at the Paris Headquarters, hosted by Sorbonne Université - Paris VI, Campus of Jussieu. For further information:

Job Mission and Objectives

EMBRC-ERIC is looking to recruit an Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO), with experience in working in and with the private sector, preferably in the marine biotechnology or aquaculture domain. The post is for an initial period of two (2) years, depending on performance. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, with the EMBRC Secretariat Team in Paris, as well as colleagues distributed across EMBRC’s partner organisations. The post will require imagination, motivation, and initiative, and offers the successful candidate a significant amount of freedom to create a strong industrial engagement strategy, together with the Executive Director.

The ILO will work with the EMBRC Access Officer to create a clear service offer, tailored to the private sector, focusing particular on the aquaculture sector (fish and shellfish), algae production (micro and macro), and high-value products. As part of this process, the ILO will make an informed decision about which EMBRC services are mature and professional enough to meet the high expectations of private companies, as well as identifying opportunities for novel service development. This will be followed up by a campaign to increasing our visibility and awareness of EMBRC services and capabilities in the private sector through attendance to key industry events. The ILO will work with the EMBRC Communication Manager to develop communications material tailored to the private sector, developing clear and attractive arguments to encourage the use of EMBRC services by the identified industrial sectors. The positions will be objective driven, and the candidate is expected to demonstrate increased industrial engagement by EMBRC, as well as an increase in industrial users of our services.

Main Responsibilities

Development of an industrial service offer

The successful candidate will create a clear service offer, tailored to the private sector, focusing particular on the aquaculture sector (fish and shellfish), algae production (micro and macro), bioprospecting, and biotechnology. As part of this process, the ILO will make an informed decision about which EMBRC services are mature and professional enough to meet the high expectations of private companies, as well as identifying opportunities for novel service development.

Increase Industrial Users, Commercial Projects, and Joint Projects

The priority for the ILO will be to increase the number of EMBRC users from the private sector. It is expected that a marked increase of industrial users will be observed after the first year of hiring the ILO. This will be one of the key indicators used to evaluate the performance of the ILO. However, service provision is only part of what EMBRC is aiming to achieve and is aiming to also move into joint industry project on new technologies. The ILO will be expected to identify areas of opportunities from EMBRC partners’ capabilities for such projects.

Events & Outreach

The ILO will develop and carry out a campaign to increasing our visibility and awareness of EMBRC services and capabilities in the private sector through attendance to key industry events and online material. The ILO will work with the EMBRC Communication Manager to develop communications material tailored to the private sector, developing clear and attractive arguments to encourage the use of EMBRC services by the identified industrial sectors.

EMBRC has a strong potential to strengthen its local innovation ecosystems and a successful industry engagement strategy will need to take into account the local landscape. The ILO will lead these efforts, bringing EMBRC partners together formalising a regional engagement strategy that can be widely deployed through the research infrastructure. As part of this regional insertion strategy, and to increase the visibility of EMBRC, its partners must engage with their local business parks, start-up incubators, and innovation clusters. The ILO will develop an engagement plan for EMBRC’s partners to engage with their regional partners, creating the appropriate messages and event template that can be executed anywhere.

Technology & Knowledge Transfer

EMBRC combines a significant amount of specialist knowledge, capabilities, biological resources, and experimental facilities, where each partner brings their strengths to the table. Making these capabilities and the novel discoveries available to a broad audience is important for the success of an EMBRC industry engagement strategy. To this end, EMBRC has in the past mobilised a number of technology transfer officers (TTOs) from its partner institutions, to share experience and best practice. The ILO will identify those TTOs in the EMBRC partnership interested in building a working group to help deploy the industry strategy across EMBRC. The remit of the working group can be further developed at the ILO’s discretion.

Essential Skills and Competences

  • Qualification: Postgraduate degree (masters degree or higher) Natural/Biological/Life Sciences or equivalent. Exceptional candidates from other disciplines will also be considered.
  • Proven experience of working in the private sector, preferably in the domain of biotechnology or aquaculture. A good understanding of the opportunities and needs of companies in this sector is essential;
  • Excellent organizational skills (anticipating deadlines, defining priorities) of own work, also in relation to the work of others;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and at least one other language;
  • Highly proficient reporting skills, including production of analytical and prospective summaries from scientific and administrative documentation;
  • Ability to produce high-quality documents, including text and graphics, using a full suite of software tools.

Desirable Skills and Competences

  • Experience in marketing, customer engagement and relations;
  • Command of French language and other EU languages;
  • Method, rigor, efficiency, quality, precision, and initiative in the organisation of work.

Special Personal Attributes Required for the Position

  • The EMBRC ILO is an accountable and responsive person with a natural disposition towards a dynamic environment where priorities can change rapidly and responsibilities may stretch, on occasion, to cover different roles;
  • The EMBRC ILO is an accountable and responsive person with a natural disposition towards a dynamic environment where priorities can change rapidly and responsibilities may stretch, on occasion, to cover different roles;
  • The EMBRC ILO is amenable to work outside normal hours and willing to travel, in Europe and outside of Europe.

Compensation

Competitive salary, commensurate to titles and experience (indicative gross salary €50 000 - €75 000). A benefit package will be offered, including, at a minimum, comprehensive health insurance and public transportation subsidy. Moving expenses up to 1500Eur will also be supported.

Conditions

  • The position of ILO is performance based and will start as a 2-year contract, renewable if the candidate is successful in meeting the set goals and targets. The position is subject to a 3-month probation period.
  • Overtime may be required to meet activity deadlines;
  • EMBRC-ERIC is an equal-opportunity employer, actively supporting the development of their staff.

Application

Prepare your application as one single PDF document, in English, containing a copy of your CV and the name of two references, with a cover letter explaining your interest in this position, and how your skills and knowledge will contribute to the role. Enclose this document in an email message, with subject: “EMBRC Industrial Liaison Officer”; addressed to: secretariat@embrc.eu

Applications will be accepted until the 15th of October 2022. The position will start on as soon as possible.

EMBRC-ERIC EU projects Financial & Administrative Assistant
Part-time
15 Oct 2022
EMBRC-ERIC Headquarters, Campus de Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 Place Jussieu, Paris, France, c/o Sorbonne Université, Paris 75005.

Contract

Part-time (17.5 h / week) - fixed-term contract of employment (18 months)

Brief Description of EMBRC-ERIC

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) is a distributed pan-European research infrastructure that aims to provide a strategic delivery mechanism for excellent and large-scale marine science in Europe. With its services, EMBRC-ERIC supports both fundamental and applied research based on marine bioresources and marine ecosystems. EMBRC-ERIC is centrally managed by the EMBRC-ERIC Executive Director, with the support of the EMBRC-ERIC Secretariat. The working language is English, and knowledge of French will be advantageous.

For further information:

Main Activities

Reporting to the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer in collaboration with the Scientific Officer and the Project Manager, the EU projects FAA will:

1) EU Projects Support:

  • Maintain and monitor, timesheets, budgets and expenditures;
  • Document and follow up on important actions and decisions from meetings;
  • Ensure projects’ compliance to grant regulations and procedures;
  • Support a project management calendar for fulfilling each financial objective;
  • Support the financial and administrative aspects on project management;
  • Organise meetings.

2) Secretariat Staff Support:

  • Support the mission planning and expense refund of the Secretariat Staff;
  • Support the Executive Director & CFAO and assist with their agendas, their travels and theirs meetings;
  • Support the organisation of EMBRC-ERIC events at the Headquarters and outside;
  • Manage the centralised file storage (Dropbox) and archiving;
  • Maintenance and management of all software packages for the EMBRC-HQ team.

Essential Skills and Competences

  • Proven excellent organizational skills;
  • Expert application of secretarial techniques;
  • Expert use of MS Office;
  • Able to deal effectively with multiple tasks and changing tasks and schedules;
  • Good comprehension and written and oral expression in English (essential) and in French (essential);
  • Accustomed to a multi-cultural environment, and to working with a high-degree of transparency and in close interaction with colleagues;
  • Method, rigor, efficiency, quality and precision in the organization of work.

Desirable Skills and Competences

  • Knowledge of the EU’s Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 programmes is an asset;
  • Minimum 1 year in a similar role;
  • Experience of administrative software in either public or private organizations;

Special Personal Attributes Required for the Position

  • Strong interpersonal and networking abilities;
  • Able to work towards precise objectives under specific time constraints;
  • Excellent organizational skills;

Remuneration

Competitive, experience-based salary (Gross salary point around €15 000). A benefit package will be offered, including comprehensive health insurance, public transportation subsidy, and flexible work environment (teleworking).

Conditions

Fixed-term contract with 1month probationary period. Overtime may be required to meet activity deadlines. EMBRC-ERIC is an equal opportunities employer.

Application

Applicants should send a CV along with a covering letter (as one PDF document) that summarises their relevant experience, and in particular any scientific communication expertise, links to online activities or at least two pieces of original content created, current salary, and why they are enthusiastic about this opportunity. They should include the names and contact information of at least two references.

Enclose this document in an email message, with subject: “EMBRC EU Projects FAA” addressed to: secretariat@embrc.eu

Applications will be accepted until midnight on 15th October 2022.