23/11/2021
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Task Officer Position - Design and develop a long-term interdisciplinary research plan


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Université de Bretagne Occidentale
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Agricultural sciences
    Anthropology
    Architecture
    Arts
    Astronomy
    Biological sciences
    Chemistry
    Communication sciences
    Criminology
    Cultural studies
    Demography
    Economics
    Educational sciences
    Engineering
    Environmental science
    Ethics in health sciences
    Ethics in natural sciences
    Ethics in physical sciences
    Ethics in social sciences
    Geography
    Geosciences
    History
    Information science
    Juridical sciences
    Language sciences
    Literature
    Management sciences
    Mathematics
    Neurosciences
    Other
    Philosophy
    Physics
    Political sciences
    Psychological sciences
    Religious sciences
    Sociology
    Technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    02/01/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Brest
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    36h40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    31/01/2022
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    101017454

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Description of position

The University of Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) and its 5 partners (Cadiz, Gdansk, Kiel, Malta and Split) form the SEA-EU European Alliance (https://sea-eu.org/), winner of the first Erasmus+ "European Universities" call for projects.

In January 2021, the Alliance launched the ReSEArch-EU programme to focus on the research component of the SEA-EU Alliance. This programme, fully integrated in the long-term strategy of the Alliance, is a Horizon2020 project, funded under a SWAFS (Science with and for Society) call, and runs for 3 years (2021-2023).

As a Task Officer, you will be mainly involved in the task of "designing and developing a long-term research plan for SEAEU" for all 6 universities, all research themes considered.

You will work in close collaboration with the Vice Presidents of Research and Innovation of the UBO and the Alliance, the researchers of the 6 SEA-EU universities, from all disciplines, as well as with the coordination team of the reSEArch-EU programme.

For more information: https://researcheu.sea-eu.org/

Tasks

The final objective is to produce a Dirgest, with the collaboration of all European partners, on the medium and long term challenges and perspectives for the research actors within the Alliance.

You will have to :

Produce a summary qualifying the current situation :

  • Oversee the collection, pooling and analysis of data (quantitative and qualitative) to develop an inventory of the current state of research within the alliance
  • Collect and analyse sectoral data, related to the structuring and funding of research in Europe, to produce a comprehensive analysis, from short to long term.
  • Identify key issues and opportunities for strategic deployment, taking into account disciplinary and interdisciplinary interests, for the researchers of the Alliance.
  • Define scenarios and action plans that will enable the Alliance to achieve its strategic objectives.

Facilitate/ Communicate:

  • Organise and facilitate Task Force activities (collaborative brainstorming)
  • Conduct individual interviews
  • Formulate high-level, evidence-based policy advice
  • Report, disseminate and promote study findings, produce written reports and make presentations
  • Liaise and communicate with other stakeholders

More Information

Benefits

Indicative gross monthly salary : 3000€

Social benefits - working conditions

  • Choice of 4.5 or 5 working days per week
  • 45 days annual leave
  • Possibility of working from home up to 1,5 days a week

Eligibility criteria

Please note, this position is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the EU.

Selection process

Application deadline : 02/01/2022

  • Application file : CV + cover letter
  • Email address to apply: drh@univ-brest.fr
  • Provisional date of interview : 06/01/2021
    • Part of the interview may be conducted in French
  • Provisional starting date : 31/01/2022 at the latest

Additional comments

12 months contract, renewable once. 

Contact(s)

Web site for additional job details

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    FRENCH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Work experience:

  • Professional research experience(s), preferably in an international and/or interdisciplinary environment

Background knowledge :

  • Organisation and operations of the French and European Higher Education system
  • Organisation, funding, issues and developments in research and innovation in Europe
  • Scientific culture and curiosity, beyond one's field of study

Operationnal skills :

  • Data analysis skills: technical skills in statistics and quantitative and qualitative analysis methods (projection, modelling), database management, dashboards and observatories
  • Synthesis and critical thinking skills: ability to interpret data and make them understandable to others, ability to prioritise information and argue in order to support decision-making
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including those acquired through working with stakeholders at a distance, and in a cross-cultural interpretation setting
  • High proficiency in spoken and written English (C1), Good working knowledge of French (B2),
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of software packages, including Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Adobe programs. Experience with basic statistics tools and software would be appreciated.

Behavioural skills:

  • Results orientated and organised with the ability to plan and deliver against deadlines
  • Strategic and innovative thinking
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • High level of initiative

Specific Requirements

Required level :

  • PhD or doctorate’s degree in any subject area

Required experience

  • Significant knowledge and experience of Research (in France and/or abroad)
  • A post-doctorate or Research Management experience would be an added-value
  • Demonstrated success in the delivery of research projects

The activity involves numerous exchanges within and outside the institution. It may require travel.

 

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
France
Brest
29200
3 rue des Archives CS 93837

EURAXESS offer ID: 711322

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