Outreach Officer - Industry

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Oct 8, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

The team at ELIXIR are growing and we are currently looking for a collaborative, self-starter to join us as an Outreach Officer - Industry. 

You will be joining the External Relations team within the ELIXIR Hub, which is the headquarters for ELIXIR, an intergovernmental organisation for life science data. ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by publicly funded research. ELIXIR is a distributed research infrastructure - it coordinates, integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources that are run by ELIXIR Nodes in each member state.

The main purpose of this role is to implement, monitor and review ELIXIR’s Industry Strategy, which sets out how ELIXIR supports and collaborates with companies across the life science and IT sectors. The role will include representing ELIXIR on industry-related activities within three current EU-funded projects - ELIXIR-CONVERGE, BY-COVID and FAIRPlus – with an expectation of engaging in industry-related activities on future external grants awarded to ELIXIR.  

This is an exciting role where opportunities for new activities will emerge constantly. You will work closely with ELIXIR Nodes, understanding their current industry engagement activities and seeking new opportunities to collaborate with industry initiatives, ensuring that industry can benefit from the services coordinated by ELIXIR.

Key responsibilities:  

Knowledge and experience (essential): Personal attributes: This will be a busy role with frequently changing priorities so it is essential that you are able to:    

Knowledge and experience (desirable): 

The ELIXIR Hub will support the training needs of the post holder, and pay for relevant training. In addition, there are broader training courses across the campus that help with career progression, such as in time management, career planning, interpersonal skills and giving presentations.

We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.

As an inter-governmental organisation, our special legal status means that ELIXIR Hub staff are not directly affected by Brexit (https://www.elixir-europe.org/news/status-elixir-following-uks-decision-leave-eu).

ELIXIR offers an attractive financial package and a number of benefits for families and non-residents:   For more details please see our employee benefits page.