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Senior Policy Officer for Research & Innovation

Institution: CESAER AISBL
Place of employment: Leuven, Belgium
The application deadline is: 17 May. 2019

CESAER, the European association of leading specialised and comprehensive universities of science and technology, seeks a Senior Policy Officer for Research & Innovation to start as soon as possible working full-time at CESAER Secretariat.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • contribute to the aims and activities of our Association in research and innovation
  • promote our Association as stakeholder at European level
  • represent our Association externally
  • serve and advise our governing bodies, committees and task forces

EXAMPLES OF TASKS

  • gather intelligence and provide high-quality and targeted information
  • initiate and contribute to positions of Members and decision-making
  • participate in and organise events and report thereon
  • initiate, monitor and support new strategies and activities in European Research Area, open science policy and innovation and funding within CESAER and beyond
  • coordinate, liaise with and lobby activities of members at national and European institutions and stakeholder level

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • master degree with at least five years relevant working experience
  • knowledge and experience in policy-making processes at European level and of European Union institutions and elaborate corresponding networks
  • in-depth knowledge of European research and innovation policies and funding programmes and related lobbying
  • experience of working with senior university leaders, senior academics and policy makers in an international context
  • excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • track record in delivering high-quality results under pressure and working autonomously as well as in a small team
  • fluency, both spoken and written, in English and at least two other languages widely spoken in Europe
  • excellent oral and written communication skills and proven track record in writing and editing articles, reports and policy papers
  • excellent IT and social media skills
  • willingness to travel within Europe and beyond and work in non-office times such as evenings and weekends
  • excellent investigative skills
  • distinct integrity, loyalty and service- and result-orientation
  • legal entitlement to work in EU

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • experience with membership-based organisations and universities of science and technology

WE OFFER

  • varied and dedicated international work experience within a multi-cultural and open setting in a small and dynamic team
  • position based at Kasteel van Arenberg in LEUVEN (BELGIUM)
  • full-time (40-hours workweek), contract for one year and longer-term career perspective
  • competitive salary and pension arrangements
  • inspiring professional and personal development
  • employment directly at the CESAER AISBL or secondment from one of our Members

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae to our Secretary General at david.bohmert@cesaer.org. The deadline for submission is 17 May 2019. For more information on the job, please contact David Bohmert.

For more information consult the CESAER Website.

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