Executive coordinator

Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE)
Job Description: 

The Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) is a common platform formed by independent member organisations representative or supportive of the research communities of Europe. Its mission is to increase the visibility and impact of the scientific community in the public and policy-making arenas, to advance research and to promote the contribution of scientists to European society. The responsibility of the Executive Coordinator of the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) will be to increase the influence and impact of ISE, and thus of science, in Europe. Application: www.embl.org/jobs
- Assisting the leadership of ISE in the organisation of meetings on science policy and by drafting position papers;
- Conducting the daily business and coordinating the activities of ISE, including keeping a record of all members, a minute book of ISE transactions, including financial transactions, and records of all ISE meetings;
- Annual budget preparation, reporting and management;
- Liaising with ISE member organisations, its President, Management Committee and working groups, European institutions, policy-makers, the media and other stakeholders;
- Identifying potential new member organisations;
- Establishing and maintaining the ISE website
Qualifications and Experience:
The successful candidate should hold an advanced university degree and have relevant work experience in the area of science policy, be capable of working independently and be prepared to travel extensively. A good knowledge of the European institutions including their structures, policies and programmes is required, as is an interest in topical science and science policy issues. The postholder will be a skilled communicator in all media and have computer literacy. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential; French would be an additional advantage.
Initial Contract Duration: 3 years
Reference Number: EMBO_00004
Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs

Deadline for Application: 
Mar 6 2011