EMBL is one of the world’s leading research institutions, and Europe’s flagship life sciences organisation. An intergovernmental organisation of 27 Member States, EMBL operates sites in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, and provides life science training and service programs globally.

EMBL is looking for a Project Manager to support the Project Lead in the high-quality, timely, and cost-effective delivery of the tender & implementation of a visitor exhibition, located in the new EMBL Imaging Centre on the campus of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. The visitor exhibition will highlight the importance of curiosity-driven fundamental research, allowing the public to get insights into molecular biology and the power of imaging technologies and as well as how the research at EMBL affects everyday life.

You will be a member of the Engagement Team within the EMBL Communications Department reporting directly to the Project Lead. This role is based in Heidelberg, Germany and you would start as soon as possible and stay on board until the end of July 2022 (planned project end date).

We are an international, friendly and supportive team, with ties to scientists and professionals throughout European and global life sciences and supportive technologies.

Your role

Responsibilities include:
  • coordinate internal and external stakeholders in the development and delivery of technical design, tender and implementation for the visitor centre
  • manage and coordinate project team members in the production and timely delivery of exhibition content and design
  • provide technical coordination between internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment with the building development
  • coordinate contractual and budgetary requirements
  • plan and track overall project schedule & budget, including provision of regular progress reports
  • support internal stakeholders with the preparation of materials for fundraising efforts
  • administrative planning and organisational support
You have

We are looking for someone who delivers projects independently, has a great eye for detail and organisation, an open and professional attitude and the ability to communicate confidently and clearly.

  • extensive project management experience with a proven track record of successfully delivering large, complex projects
  • ability to work independently
  • demonstrable financial management, analytical and project planning skills
  • ability to work effectively under tight deadlines
  • ability to track and coordinate individual project deliverables while keeping an eye on the bigger picture of the project
  • excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships across a large organisation
  • a good command of spoken and written English and German
You might also have
  • knowledge of design and implementation of visitor centres in a European context
  • direct line management experience
  • experience in a research environment, communications or agency environment
  • experience working with Agile processes
  • experience working in an international environment
Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. 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.

What else you need to know

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

Please apply online through: www.embl.org/jobs