Communities Coordinator - ELIXIR
Location: EMBL-EBI, Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 3 (renewable to a maximum of 9 years)
Grading: 7 (Monthly salary starting from £3,486.80 after tax)
Closing Date: 27 November 2020
Reference Number: EX00014
We are seeking to recruit an Communities Coordinator to join the ELIXIR team located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.  

The main responsibility of the ELIXIR Communities Coordinator is to support ELIXIR Communities to effectively collaborate across Nodes and link to the established and emerging ELIXIR services. You will take responsibility for the development and integration of ELIXIR’s Communities with our Platforms and together with the Platform Coordinators at the ELIXIR Hub, ensure ELIXIR services and projects are the effectively used and impacts documented.  

As Communities Coordinator you will work closely with scientists and  technical experts across teams formed from our ELIXIR Nodes, to ensure uptake, interoperability and long-term development of ELIXIR’s resources. You will oversee our technical planning, implementation,  document progress and impact assessment by establishing and monitoring performance, quality  and impact indicators. 

In addition, you will take a lead in coordinating external funding that Communities may receive (e.g. from E.C. grants).  Finally, you will have the opportunity to work with the Human Data Communities Coordinator to ensure that processes and strategies are consistently applied across the whole ELIXIR portfolio.  

Your role

  • Coordinate the operations of the ELIXIR Communities, working with the leads to build the Community Strategies and execute on the funded projects the Community has received.
  • Working with the Operations Team, ensure that ELIXIR processes for selection and execution of the ELIXIR Implementation studies are properly followed.
  • Using the established ELIXIR processes ensure that any new Communities are identified and developed as agreed by the ELIXIR Director and the Heads of Nodes.
  • As required, working with the Head of Programme and Strategy and the Head of Operations develop new processes to bring forward and develop new Communities.
  • Working with the External Relations Team, ensure that where appropriate links to industry by the Communities can be established and that ELIXIR has robust methods to document the impact that the Communities are realising including reporting to the Heads of Nodes and the Scientific Advisory Board on progress and activities.
  • Provide additional support for ongoing key projects, as required by the ELIXIR leadership

You have

As the successful candidate it is likely that you will have:

  • A degree in either life sciences or a subject that demonstrates the ability to analyse information and present arguments coherently
  • Knowledge of the operations, governance and business models of international organisations and science initiatives 
  • A high level of literacy and excellent English language skills 
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of desktop computing software required in a modern office-based environment (e.g. MS Office, Google Apps and workflow management software)
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and deliver within a high-paced professional and multinational team-environment
  • Strong analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

This will be a busy role with frequently changing priorities so it is essential that the post-holder is able to:  
  • Set objectives and plan work independently based on agreed outcomes
  • Meet deadlines and manage priorities to handle a heavy workload
  • Work to a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

You might also have

  • Working knowledge of an additional European language is an advantage though not a prerequisite
  • Knowledge and understanding of the European bioinformatics landscape; a broad network in life science research communities is desirable

Why join us

Our supportive culture encourages personal and professional development and we are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their potential at work.

Surrounded by beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside, our Campus provides employees with a relaxed atmosphere where the pursuit of scientific discovery and meaningful work, underpin every role. In addition, our employees have access to a wide range of benefits including:

  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible work arrangements (including remote working, part-time and job share options)
  • Unique pension scheme with a generous employer contribution
  • Annual salary review
  • Private medical insurance for you and your dependent family members (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover)
  • Death benefit, long-term care, accident at work and unemployment insurances
  • Significant opportunity for career development within the cluster
  • Relocation package including installation grant (if required)
  • On-site library
  • Subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria
  • Casual dress code
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Campus
  • Extensive sports and social club activities (run on campus and remotely)
  • Family benefits: Onsite nursery, child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances
  • Benefits for non UK residents: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance
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What else you need to know

This is a 3 year staff member contract, renewable to a maximum of 9 years.

To apply, please submit your application through our online system.  Applications will close on 27th November 2020 and we aim to provide a response within two weeks after the closing date.

At Elixir, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQ and individuals from all nationalities. Visa exemptions will be offered to international candidates and details will be discussed during interview.

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