Library and Archive Assistant
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category: Supernumerary
Contract Duration: 8 months
Grading: 4
Closing Date: 28 August 2019
Reference Number: HD01589
We are looking for a Librarian to support the EMBL Szilard Library team in providing excellent services to the scientific community and the administrative staff of EMBL. The Librarian will be responsible for managing essential Library services and will report to the Senior Librarian.

Your role

Manage and organise the library area and the collection.
  • Assist users and deal with inquiries.
  • Promote the library collection and services; develop and deliver library induction and training sessions (reference managers, literature DBs), etc.
  • Support and promote the institutional Open Access Policy.
  • Publication management and metadata curation (CRIS).
  • Liaise with admin and scientific staff, external bodies and suppliers.
  • Assist in other library related tasks as appointed.
  • Cataloguing of archival collections.

You have

  • The ideal candidate will have a degree in Library and Information science and/ or min. two years of experience in libraries or related environment;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, the ability to prioritise tasks and to stick to fixed time schedules;
  • The ability to work in a team as well as independently;
  • Excellent knowledge of and user proficiency in MS Office and Internet;
  • Strong customer orientation to provide a quality service for staff at all levels in the organisation;
  • Working knowledge of English is necessary. Working knowledge of German will be considered an advantage.

You might also have

  • IT skills will be considered an advantage.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. Remuneration comprises a competitive tax free salary and benefits from the German Social Security Scheme. 

What else do I need to know

We are innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1800 employees from many nations, operating across six sites: in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

As part of EMBL’s mission, our Administration Unit provides support to all personnel members across six sites in order to promote molecular biology across Europe, and to create a centre of excellence for leading young molecular biologists. Administrative positions are connected to but not dependent on scientific work and knowledge. Thus, we aim to establish a dynamic and collaborative working environment across the whole of EMBL to uncover the most of our employees’ potential.