Strategy and Analysis Officer
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 3 years
Grading: 4-6
Closing Date: 13 January 2019
Reference Number: HD01430
EMBL is looking for a Strategy and Analysis Officer to support activities in strategic planning, reporting and communications. You will report to the Head of EMBL’s Strategy and Communications team and work closely with the Director-General and alongside the Strategy and Communications Officer. We are an international, friendly and supportive team, with ties to scientists and professionals throughout EMBL. This position is based in Heidelberg, Germany, but will require frequent international travel, including regular travel to EMBL’s five other sites.

Your role

- Supporting the Director-General in the production of EMBL’s five-year strategic plan - Supporting consultation processes within EMBL and other scientific communities - Drafting, editing, and updating strategy documents, proposals, and progress reports - Researching topics of strategic interest to EMBL and assisting with developing proposals for new initiatives - Delivering institutional analysis, data collection, reporting and benchmarking - Identifying, developing and maintaining key indicators of performance and impact of the organisation - Defining the reporting requirements of the organisation to inform the updating of existing and the establishing of new reporting systems at EMBL - Following developments at EMBL and networking with staff in all sectors - Summarising, presenting and visualising organisational data and indicators for diverse communication outlets, including presentations, reports and digital communication - Preparing presentations, speeches and briefings for the Director-General - Writing reports and summaries of internal and external meetings

You have

You will have a degree in the life sciences, ideally a PhD, and relevant experience as a project manager, analyst or communicator in a research environment. You will have a passion for life-science research and be interested in researching and shaping scientific strategy. Some knowledge of molecular biology is essential. You will be capable of quickly synthesizing complex concepts and will enjoy working with numbers and statistics. You will know how to transform data from different institutional sources into meaningful indicators and build a convincing argument based on a variety of data types and sources. You will have excellent organisational, analytical, writing and communication skills. You will have an eye for detail and will be an advanced user of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. With outstanding interpersonal skills, you will be flexible, energetic and able to work as part of a dynamic team as well as independently. The abilities to work to deadlines and handle a number of tasks simultaneously are essential. An excellent command of spoken and written English is necessary.

You might also have

- knowledge of environmental or ecosystems science - knowledge of research information systems - knowledge of French, Italian, Spanish and/or German - experience working in an international environment or communicating with an international audience

Why join us

You will join writers, designers, digital specialists and communicators in the Strategy and Communications team. We’re an international, friendly and supportive team, with ties to scientists and professionals throughout EMBL and beyond. This role is based in Heidelberg, Germany. EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. Appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

What else do I need to know

EMBL is a world-leading life-science research organisation funded by over 20 governments. We are international, innovative, interdisciplinary and highly collaborative, with over 1700 employees from many nations working on six sites near Heidelberg, Barcelona, Cambridge, Grenoble, Hamburg and Rome. Our mission is to perform basic research in molecular biology; to offer vital services to scientists in the member states; to train scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.