EU Projects Officer

Seize this opportunity to contribute your experience, efficiency and multitasking abilities in EU projects to the various activities of the CERN EU Support Office. CERN, take part!

Job Reference: IPT-EU-2017-90-LD
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EU Projects Officer in the Industry, Procurement and Knowledge Transfer Department (IPT), the European Union Support Group (IPT-EU).


You will join:


  • The Department that provides essential support and advice on procurement, knowledge transfer and EU projects.
  • The European Union Support Group that manages CERN's involvement in EU Programmes by providing support to researchers and experiments based at CERN. The group provides advice on EU funding schemes, reviews proposals and maintains links with organisations such as those of EIROforum and the European Commission. One of the main mission of the EU Support Office is to oversee the participation of CERN in EU Programmes for scientific and technological cooperation, and to provide support in the preparation and implementation of EU projects, coordinated by CERN. (



As EU Projects Officer in the IPT-EU Group, your main functions will include:


  • Participation in the preparation and writing of proposals for submission to Horizon 2020.
  • Contribution to the management and administration of Horizon 2020 projects coordinated by CERN.
  • Assembling and editing of periodic and final reports for Horizon 2020 projects.
  • Carrying out communication and dissemination activities for Horizon 2020 projects.
  • Contribution to other tasks related to EU projects as needed.


Qualification required

Master's degree in the field of science, engineering, EU relations, or equivalent.



Experience and competencies

The experience required for this post is:


  • Demonstrated experience, preferably in international research environment or consulting company specialised in EU programmes.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and writing of EU project proposals as well as management of projects, funded by the EU Framework Programmes is essential for this post.
  • In addition, experience in communication and dissemination of activities carried out within EU projects would be a significant advantage.


The technical competencies required for this post are:


  • Project Management: management and administration of EU projects.
  • Knowledge of EU regulations: including EU framework programmes.
  • Text editing and proof-reading: preparation of reports and other documents.
  • Use of Office software packages: Microsoft Office and web publishing tools (SharePoint, Drupal).


The behavioural competencies required for this post are:


  • Managing self: working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting.
  • Achieving results: delivering prompt and efficient service taking into account customer needs.
  • Communicating effectively: providing others with timely information.
  • Working in teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships.


The language competencies required are:


  • Spoken and written English; ability to draw-up technical specifications documentation and/or scientific reports.


Eligibility conditions

Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or personal situation.


This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 13.06.2017.


By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile. Please ensure you update your profile regularly with any relevant information and that you inform the recruitment service if you wish your file to be removed from the database.


Note on Employment Conditions

We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry. Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.


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Benchmark Job Title
Communication/Public Relations Professional
Professional Category:
Office and Administrative Work
Job Category:
Support & Administration
Career Level
Grade 6 or 7
Number of Posts
Duration: 5 year(s)

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