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CR Scientific Events Coordinator

  1. Date: 8.2.2018
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Science Administration
  6. Application start: 22.2.2018             Application ends: 8.3.2018

  7. Champalimaud Research (CR) has an open position for a candidate looking for a professional, dynamic and diverse work environment. As Scientific Events Coordinator (SEC), you will be part of the CR Support Units (CRSU) providing the CR community with the coordination, organisation and execution of their scientific events such as meetings, conferences, outreach events or any others they wish to accomplish, in order to guarantee the events’ success and to enhance the professional image of Champalimaud Research.

    The Scientific Events Coordinator is responsible for high-level coordination of large CR events, overseeing them from their inception to completion, ensuring they fulfil the objectives required with the maximum impact, creativity and efficiency. The SEC coordinates the Event Unit, which is also comprised of the Scientific Meetings and Events Organiser and the AV & Multimedia Technician. The SEC is responsible for event planning, event execution, event follow-up, Events Unit coordination, venue prospection and administrative tasks.

    A Doctorate (Ph.D.) or a Masters (M.Sc.) degree in Exact Sciences or Natural Sciences is highly preferable and experience of working in a research environment is a plus. Strong previous experience (at least 2 years) of project management and event organisation is essential, as well as fluency in English (a good level of Portuguese will be an advantage). The successful candidate will be well organised with effective time management and multitasking skills to work to deadlines; they must have excellent communication skills to be able to talk to the different stakeholders involved in events (e.g., members of CR Faculty, students and postdoc researchers, other Champalimaud Foundation departments or external partners). To coordinate different teams and committees for each event, leadership skills will be required, as well as creativity and enthusiasm to experiment and innovate with different event types. The chosen candidate must be proactive, with practical problem-solving skills, and self-motivated, being able to work with the minimum of instruction. A high level of resilience is essential, as well as the ability to take a longer-term view. We are looking for a good team player with the ability to make events professional, innovative and rewarding for all the teams involved.

    Please send a motivation letter, a 2-page CV and a portfolio of events or projects previously organised, all in English, as well as the Degree Diploma and the names and contact information of two referees, to careers@research.fchampalimaud.org with “SEC feb2018 [your last name]” in the subject line. If you do not wish that we contact current or past employers, please state so and explain the reason in your motivation letter. Selected applicants will be called for an interview. You must be willing to relocate to Lisbon, Portugal and start no later than 01st May 2018. You should not expect to hear from us within the first two weeks following your application.

    About Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
    Research is at the heart of the CCU, a modern research and clinical facility situated on the waterfront in Lisbon, Portugal. CR comprises a team of over 300 scientists from around the world with foci in neuroscience and cancer. English is the official language of the Centre. Lisbon’s warm and sunny climate, vibrant culture and high quality of life make this a great place to live and work.

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