11 Jul 2019   |   Jobs

Helmholtz Association seeks a Delegate for Health Research (f/m/d) - Brussels

The Helmholtz Association pursues the long-term research goals of the state, society and the economy. To this end its 19 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centres conduct top-level research in six research fields. With more than 40,000 employees, the Helmholtz Association is Germany's largest scientific organisation.

The Brussels Office of the Helmholtz Association provides information and support in all aspects of European research funding for both the scientists and the executive boards of the Helmholtz research centres. Its goal is to facilitate their participation in EU research programmes. It also represents the interests of the Helmholtz Association at European level and prepares Helmholtz positions and input on European science policy.

The Helmholtz Association is recruiting for its Brussels Office for 1.9.2019 a


Your Responsibilities:

You will represent the research field Health in Brussels for the Helmholtz Association and its individual centres and you actively support its strategic positioning.

  • You represent the interests of the research field vis-à-vis relevant EU institutions (European Commission and European Parliament).
  • You are point of contact and advisor for the EU officers and scientists of the Helmholtz Centres. You inform them on the latest research policy developments and decisions of the European institutions. You draft opinions and make strategic recommendations.
  • You analyse research funding programmes and strategic initiatives at European level with regard to the specific interests of the centres and advise on all phases of the application process.
  • You will also act for the interests of the entire Helmholtz Association with regard to selected horizontal EU funding programmes and initiatives.
  • You maintain contact with the centres as well as with the steering bodies of the research field and the Helmholtz Head Office through regular strategic coordination with the management level.
  • You independently organise, coordinate and conduct information events, training courses and consultations at the centres.
  • You regularly inform the Management Board and the Research Field Platform Health about your main activities.

Your profile:

  • You have a postgraduate degree, preferably doctorate or equivalent, in a relevant field of natural science.
  • You have relevant and long-standing international experience in European research funding and policy as well as experience in applying for and carrying out EU research projects. You are motivated to help shape the European Research Area.
  • You think strategically, creatively and are goal-oriented. You work proactively.
  • You have a strong service mentality and well-developed diplomatic skills.
  • You appreciate creative freedom and a high degree of personal responsibility.
  • You have strong communication skills and can excellently prepare written and oral information in English. Knowledge of German would be an asset.
  • You are flexible in terms of time and enjoy business trips and networking.

We offer:

  • An attractive and challenging fulltime position (39 hours/week) at the interface of research and society, initially limited to 2 years full-time.
  • A competitive salary with special allowances.
  • A stimulating and professional working environment, which is characterised by independent action and constructive and collegial cooperation in a committed team.
  • Individual training opportunities that enable professional and personal skill development.

We look forward to receiving your application via our application form by 31.07.2019. For reasons of data protection regulations, we are unfortunately unable to consider applications that reach us by mail in the application process.

If you have any questions to the position please contact Dr. Angela Richter, Delegate in the Area Earth & Environment (+32 2 5000-973).

For questions concerning the application procedure please contact Ms. Doreen Kapahnke, HR (+49 30-206329-27).

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