Operational Manager - EMBL Mobile Services

  • EMBL
  • Germany
  • Dec 24, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

As a part of the new EMBL-Programme starting in 2022, the transversal research theme Planetary Biology aims to understand, from the molecular to the population level, how microbes, plants, and animals respond to each other and to their environment. TREC (Transversing European Coastlines) is an ambitious Planetary Biology lighthouse project in collaboration with EMBL member states’ scientists and institutions that will sample and study the land-water interface of coastal ecosystems and the impact of various environmental factors such as pollution and changes in climate. EMBL aims to develop mobile services that will: i) support TREC scientists with all equipment and technology needed to preserve and process samples at the sampling sites as well as techniques to monitor environmental and geochemical parameters and ii) give local access and support to EMBL’s member states scientists to multidisciplinary cutting-edge technologies such as advanced light and electron microscopy and multi-omics methods.

We are looking for an Operational Manager who will help to develop and run the mobile services and coordinate them during TREC. The successful candidate will be involved in the recruitment of additional team members. This position is ideally suited for an applicant who is looking for a full position in a dynamic team immersed in EMBL’s collaborative, interdisciplinary and culturally diverse research environment and has the potential to develop into a service team leader position.  

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. We offer a highly collaborative, cutting-edge and vibrant international atmosphere with a very collegial and family-friendly working environment with excellent professional development opportunities. The remuneration package comprises from 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. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities, shuttle bus, an on-site kindergarten, cafeteria and a library. 

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world aimed to explore the secrets of life. EMBL integrates 27 members states and currently employs approx. 1 800 people across its six sites in Heidelberg, Barcelona, Grenoble, Hamburg, Hinxton, and Rome. EMBL Heidelberg is the headquarters site located in Heidelberg, Germany, integrating both research groups and core facilities.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training 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.

An initial contract of 3 years' duration will be offered to the successful candidate. This can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.