The COST - European CO-operation in Science and Technology - provides networking opportunities for researchers and innovators in order to strengthen Europe’s capacity to address scientific, technological and societal challenges. There are three strategic priorities: Promoting and spreading excellence, fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science, and empowering and retaining young researchers and innovators. COST implements its mission by funding bottom-up, excellence-driven, open and inclusive networks for peaceful purposes in all areas of science and technology.
The COST Association is an international non-profit association based in Brussels with a membership of 40 European countries. It draws its funding from the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, through specific Grant Agreements signed under the umbrella of a framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission.
The Science Officer’s primary responsibility is the implementation of the proposal submission, evaluation, selection and approval (SESA) procedure, as well as supporting the monitoring and final assessment of COST Actions. It is the Science Officer’s responsibility to follow-up and support the COST Actions by catalysing and supporting researchers, promoting inter-disciplinary research collaboration in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment across Europe and beyond. The Science Officer reports directly to the Head of Science Department.
Candidates should demonstrate the following competencies:
Electronic applications - motivation letter with possible start date mentioned + CV in English (2 pages maximum) and at least 2 recent reference letters signed in English by the 1st round of interviews should be addressed to Barbara Bottiau and sent to email@example.com, mentioning the reference code SO2022.4 in the subject line. Please also mention the channel through which you applied.
On the CV, the complete months and years of experience have to be mentioned (example: from 01/05/2014 until 24/09/2020).
Please note that the COST HR Team will only contact the candidates who are invited to the interview. No individual feedback will automatically be given to unsuccessful candidates.
Successful candidates will be contacted the last week of September and invited to the first round which will take place in October in our office.
Address where the interviews will take place: COST Association – avenue du Boulevard/Bolwerklaan 21 – 1210 Brussels – (Near the Brussels North station).
For more information, please visit our website: www.cost.eu.
Deadline for application: 18/09/2022 included
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