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EU-LIFE Project and Policy Officer

EU-LIFE Project and Policy Officer

The Institute

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG shares principles of an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team that is supported by high-end and innovative technologies and a flexible and efficient administration.

In November 2013, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the 'HR Excellence in Research' logo from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute's commitment to developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).

Please, check out our Recruitment Policy

The role 

The EU-LIFE Project and Policy Officer will work under the supervision of the EU-LIFE Coordinator and will be responsible for implementing several activities in EU-LIFE, ensuring high quality, efficient processes and timely delivery.

The main tasks of the EU-LIFE Project and Policy Officer are:

  • Organize EU-LIFE meetings and participation of EU-LIFE in external events
  • Steer EU-LIFE working groups and task forces
  • Support and develop internal projects e.g. expansion, legal status
  • Collect and prepare data for indicators to support policy action and other projects
  • Writting and/or producing documents for EU-LIFE policy actions
  • Supporting interaction with external stakeholders
  • Promote internal communication among EU-LIFE institutes, the office, working groups, task forces
  • Assist the EU-LIFE coordinator in general office tasks
  • Participate in relevant task forces

About the team

EU-LIFE is an alliance of independent European research institutes in the life-sciences. (www.eu-life.eu). Partners in EU-LIFE are renowned institutes that operate with similar principles of scientific and operational excellence, independence, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and internationality. The alliance spans geographically across Europe and represents a wide variety of the different European research contexts.  

EU-LIFE contributes to the improvement of research by influencing European science policies and by developing, implementing and disseminating best practices in the organization and management of research institutes. 

Representing a scientific community of over 7.200 researchers and staff, the coordination and implementation of the activities of the network are carried out by the EU-LIFE office located in Barcelona at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (www.crg.eu) and led by the EU-LIFE Coordinator. 

The EU-LIFE office is responsible for the implementation of EU-LIFE strategy and it is currently composed of the EU-LIFE Coordinator, the communications officer and administrative support. The office is hosted at the EU-LIFE member CRG in Barcelona, Spain.

On its daily tasks, office staff interacts closely with the over 180 members of the EU-LIFE working groups of the 14 EU-LIFE member institutes as well as a broad network of stakeholders and organizations from the science, innovation and policy fields across Europe.

For further information: www.eu-life.eu

Whom would we like to hire? 

Professional experience

Experience in any of the following topics are not mandatory but will be positively valued:

  • Science policy.
  • Project management or science communication.
  • Life sciences and/or in working in a research organization.

Education and training

  • You hold a Master degree or a PhD in natural sciences, engineering, or any other relevant area.

Candidates with comparable knowledge, skills and abilities obtained through other forms of education are also invited to apply.


  • You have a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English.

Technical skills

  • Experience with Office suite tools, web content management systems (CMS), and data bases will be positively valued.


  • You have excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • You are a good team player.
  • You have the ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • You are well-organized, proactive and flexible.
  • You have a problem-solving attitude.

If you feel you meet most of our criteria, we would like to invite you to apply. 

The Offer – Working Conditions

  • Contract duration: 1 year full time position with option to extend upon positive evaluation for another year
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: As soon as possible

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities. To check out our training and development portfolio, please visit our website in the training section.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family life of its employees and are offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

  1. A motivation letter addressed to Dr. Marta Agostinho.
  2. A complete CV including contact details.
  3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Marta Agostinho and be submitted online through the "Apply" button below.

Selection Process 

  • Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications and expertise reflected on the candidates CVS. It will be merit-based.
  • Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by the EU-Life Coordinator and a selection panel on 16th March 2020.
  • Offer Letter: Once the successful candidate is identified the Human Resources department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, working conditions, among other important details.

Deadline: Please submit your application by 15th of February 2020.

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