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Scientific Events Assistant

  1. Date: 19.2.2018
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown Lisboa
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Science Administration
  6. Application ends: 16.3.2018

  7. Champalimaud Research Scientific Events’ Assistant

    Champalimaud Research (CR) has an open position for a candidate looking for a professional, dynamic and diverse work environment. As Scientific Events Assistant (SEA), you will be part of the CR Support Units (CRSU), and will provide the CR community with logistical and administrative support to execute scientific events such as seminars, meetings, conferences and retreats.

    The SEA will be part of the Events Unit, which co-ordinates and ensures the smooth running of all CR events. The role of the SEA will be to provide logistical and administrative support, including (but not limited to) support with: travel and accommodation, catering, procurement of services, venue prospection, communication with internal and external suppliers and budget reporting.

    Qualifications and experience
    BSc/BA or Lic in a relevant field and 2+ years experience of events administration is essential. Experience of working in a research environment is a plus. Fluency in English and Portuguese, written and spoken, is essential. The candidate must be well organised and have effective time management skills to work within established timelines; must have the ability to manage priorities with regards to the scheduled events and tasks; the ability to interpret a variety of instructions made available in written, oral or schedule form; good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with dynamic and diverse staff; a high level of resilience; be able to work during weekends or after office hours in moments of high demand.
    The Science and Technology Management Fellowship (BGCT) will have the duration of 3 months, with the possibility of renewal for additional periods.

    Please send a motivation letter and a 2-page CV, both in English, a copy of the Degree Diploma, as well as the names and contact information of two referees, by email, to careers@research.fchampalimaud.org with “BGCT SEA 2018 [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 may be called for an interview. You must be willing to relocate to Lisbon, Portugal and start no later than the 1st of June of 2018. You should not expect to hear from us within the first two weeks following your application.

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    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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