Euro-BioImaging Industry Board Coordinator

Heidelberg, Germany Industry Board Coordinator

The Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is seeking for a highly motivated professional to coordinate the Euro-BioImaging Industry Board (

The Euro-BioImaging Industry Board (EBIB) is currently comprised of thirteen different companies across the imaging field. In the EBIB, all companies work together as a single, professional entity, setting their own goals in order to proactively drive the interaction between the imaging industry on the one hand and European researchers, funders and the imaging facilities linked with the European research infrastructure, Euro-BioImaging ( on the other hand. In October 2019, the European Commission has officially established Euro-BioImaging – which provides life scientists with open access to a broad range of technologies and resources in biological and biomedical imaging – as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).

Close relationship to Euro-BioImaging gives the EBIB member companies insight into current research trends and usage of their imaging related products, and facilitates the organization of joint initiatives and common training and lobbying activities with the wider life science community at the European scale. Achieving this close interaction between industry and research communities boosts innovation, strengthens the position of companies, which can accelerate new developments to the market and builds a foundation of sustainable industry interactions. To achieve its objectives, the EBIB is seeking an EBIB Coordinator, to support all its activities and systematically strengthen and broaden the EBIB’s knowledge of imaging research and promote the two-way dialogue and collaboration with its stakeholders. The post holder will be based at the Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub at EMBL, Heidelberg, but will engage across all companies and the whole research infrastructure.

Your role
The EBIB Coordinator will work in close collaboration with EBIB Chair and members located across Europe as well as with the Euro-BioImaging Hub Office. The post holder will report to the Director Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub at EMBL and the EBIB Chair. The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Proactively seeking opportunities for EBIB members to engage and collaborate with Euro-BioImaging Nodes, users and national networks;
  • Representing the EBIB at international events in a professional and politically astute manner;
  • Strategically prepare and operationally manage EBIB-driven meetings and workshops to understand the needs of the imaging community;
  • Coordinating "One Voice" activities to the political community at national and European level (European Commission, Brussels) in order to increase the imaging market;
  • Developing communication tools and activities to boost EBIB’s visibility in order to increase the number of industry members and strengthen EBIB’s presence in the scientific and political landscape;
  • Keep up-to-date with imaging-associated initiatives and provide EBIB with tailored insight into European research trends and culture changes;
  • Coordinating industry participation in Euro-BioImaging EU-wide training programs;
  • Coordinating, documenting and reporting on EBIB activities, including regular online and physical meetings of the members, and monitoring EBIB’s financial records.

You have
For this exciting position between industry and academic research, we are seeking a creative, motivated self-starter who is an excellent communicator and has the ability to confidently represent the EBIB amidst an international network of multiple stakeholders. The ideal candidate will act as an ambassador for the European industry involved in life science imaging, proactively creating a platform for industry – science cross collaboration. The ideal candidate should be ready to take ownership and responsibility of tasks, and maintain a customer-focused, politically astute approach to their work.

  • Educated to at least MSc (or equivalent), preferably to PhD (or equivalent), level;
  • Professional experience working in the life sciences in academia or industry (active research, service provision in a core facility, project management, product development, application specialist etc.);
  • Proven experience in strategically developing and operationally managing research and development projects;
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with multiple stakeholders on international and interdisciplinary level;
  • Excellent communication, marketing and professional networking skills;
  • Excellent organisational, multi-tasking and time management skills;
  • Passionate about science, research and technology;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

You might also have
Experience in:

  • Business development
  • Technology Commercialisation
  • Application and/or development of imaging technologies
  • Science policy and/or EU relations

Why join
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 a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits. Excellent child care facility is available on campus.

What else you need to know
We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.

The working language of the institute is English.

In your online application, you will be asked to include a cover letter, CV and the contact details of 3 referees. Further information about the position can be obtained from Kelly Sheehan-Rooney (, current EBIB Coordinator; and Antje Keppler (, Interim Section Director Bio-Hub.

Interviews are planned for May 2020.

The initial contract is for a period of two years.

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