Recruitment Officer
Location: EMBL-EBI, Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 3 years
Grading: 4 (monthly salary starting at £2,483.24 after tax)
Closing Date: 19 December 2019
Reference Number: EBI01542
This role offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced recruitment officer to work in an international environment.

You will partner with hiring managers to support the recruitment of skilled and talented staff from all around the world - including scientific researchers, software developers and functional specialists in finance, communications, administrative and research support.  

Your role

Reporting to the HR Recruitment Lead, you will advise hiring managers and be responsible for all aspects of individual recruitment campaigns and the onboarding of successful candidates.

As the first point of contact for job applicants and candidates you will take care to ensure they have a positive impression and experience of our Institute.

In our fast-paced environment you will draw on your previous experience and excellent organisational skills to prioritise effectively and deliver within tight timescales.

Delivering a high quality recruitment service relies on ownership by each team member, and strong teamwork within the EMBL-EBI recruitment team, the wider HR function and with recruitment colleagues in EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany.  

You have

  • Recruitment experience, preferably with an in-house recruitment team
  • University degree or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Experience working in an international environment
  • Excellent organisational skills, good attention to detail and numerical accuracy
  • A customer-oriented and conscientious attitude
  • High level of communication and team working skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • High level of computer skills including intermediate/advanced Excel
  • Demonstrable experience of working with an applicant tracking system

You might also have

  • Recruitment experience in the tech, scientific research or academic sectors
  • Experience working outside your home country
  • Good working knowledge of a European language other than English

Why join us

At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind.

Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good.

As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by over 27 member states and two associate member states.

We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation. For more information about pay and benefits click here

We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.

If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.

What else you need to know

To view a copy of the full job description please click here

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system.

Applications are welcome from all nationalities and this will continue after Brexit. For more information please see our website. Visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on the date listed above.