Language: English (UK)
Organisation data: Administration
Closing Date: 20 September 2019
Job number: HD01604
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Senior Administrative Officer (gr. 6-8)
EMBL is Europe's flagship research laboratory for the life sciences - an intergovernmental, innovative and interdisciplinary organisation performing scientific research in molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. With more than 1800 employees from more than 80 nations we are operating across six sites; the headquarter is located in Heidelberg (Germany) with sites in Barcelona (Spain), Hinxton near Cambridge (United Kingdom), Hamburg (Germany), Grenoble (France) and Rome (Italy).
We are looking for the Head of the EMBL Library, who will be responsible for the management of the EMBL Szilard Library in Heidelberg. The Library is a scientific library with extensive on-line resources and databases. It serves all staff working across EMBL sites, especially the 900 scientists. The Library team of two enjoys supporting researchers in a pro-active and flexible manner within the context of a very international research organization. The Library is responsible for the delivery of EMBL's Open Access policy and is heavily involved in developments in Open Science across EMBL.
The successful applicant will have overall responsibility for the Library, including management of a librarian and the resources. The range of duties includes:
The following qualifications and skills are essential:
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer committed to working towards achieving better gender balance in its faculty and workforce. EMBL offers attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.
EMBL is a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 27 member states and two associate member states.
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.