Technology Officer

The EOSC Association (EOSC-A) was established in July 2020 as a not-for-profit international Association (AISBL) in Belgium. With 250 member and observer organisations from across Europe, the Association represents a single voice for the advocacy and representation for the broader EOSC Stakeholder community in Europe, promoting alignment of EU research policy and priorities. An essential role of the Association is to continuously develop the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) which will influence future EOSC activities at institutional, national and EU level.

EOSC is being built in a bottom-up approach by its community financed by the European, national, and institutional funding streams. The European level is governed by the Horizon Europe co-programmed EOSC Partnership which was kicked-off in summer 2021. Thanks to the EC commitment, Horizon Europe calls in the order of 490 MEUR are being launched over a period of seven years that offer the community to actively contribute and shape EOSC. One of the privileges of this EOSC Partnership is that the awarded INFRA-EOSC projects need to align and interface closely with the EOSC Association.

Under the technical leadership of its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), the EOSC Association is driving the update of the SRIA with the help of 13 Task Forces, which comprise over 300 representatives of the broader EOSC community.

To support the delivery of the technical ambitions of the SRIA the EOSC Association AISBL is seeking to fill the position of a Technology Officer as soon as possible. 

In this role you will be part of the Secretariat, which advises and supports the General Assembly and the Board. You will be reporting to the Secretary General and will be closely working with the CTO, who is your supervisor for the content of your work.

Your role:

Core delivery

  • Engage with relevant stakeholders and EU-funded projects to develop technical policy recommendations for EOSC
  • Provide guidance to EU-funded projects in the form of technical policy recommendations

EU-funded projects and activities

  • Provide guidance to Horizon Europe projects in the form of technical policy recommendations
  • Provide guidance for technical convergence for Horizon Europe projects

EOSC-A Task Forces

  • Support and facilitate the work of the Advisory Groups and Task Forces of the EOSC-A
  • Write policy papers, briefings, reports, and other internal and external documents
  • Collecting and coordinating relevant information from partners of the ecosystem

Broader ecosystem and international Dimension

  • Engage with the boarder ecosystem on European and international level to identify and present relevant results and success stories

Your expertise and skills set:

Your general skills set and expertise:

  • Previous involvement in EU or nationally funded research projects contributing to technical solutions
  • Strong awareness of the EOSC and Open Science ambitions with technical knowledge in some of the EOSC technical themes as defined in the SRIA
  • Strong collaboration and networking skills
  • Experience in working in an international environment
  • Arrange and execute online and physical events in relation to the EOSC Ecosystem and EOSC Technologies
  • Excellent oral and written command of English

Specific skills set:

  • Design, implementation, operation and maintenance of distributed research data infrastructures including AAI and middleware components such as SIMPL
  • Data management strategies, including data collection, data storage, data discovery and data processing
  • Metadata management including FAIR principles
  • Semantic interoperability, e.g. of metadata

To be successful and perform well in this position you are:

  • Self-motivated, objective driven with ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate a high-level of perseverance and persistence in achieving your goals
  • Able to work effectively in a team
  • Committed to meeting deadlines

Mandatory requirements are:

  • Academic degree in a subject relevant to the portfolio of responsibilities, e.g., computer science, ICT Management or similar experience
  • Good knowledge of the EU institutions and the decision-making processes, as well as policy areas relevant to the topic such as Research and Innovation, Open Science, the Digital Single Market
  • Experience in facilitating, coordinating and leading cross project multi stakeholder international projects and working groups
  • Experience working in a multicultural, international context
  • Capacity to learn and evolve with the job and the needs of the organisation
  • Legal entitlement to work in the European Union

What we offer?

This is an opportunity to work with an extremely motivated, broad, and diverse scientific community that is paving the way to Open Science. You will interact with decision makers within the community, the EU institutions and on member state level and will contribute to enabling impactful science in the digital age.

We offer a permanent position in our newly established office in Brussels. We welcome applications regardless of nationality, ethnicity, social background, religion or philosophy, age, sexual orientation, and identity.

Technology Officer

Please send your CV and your cover letter by email referencing “Technology Officer” by April 15th 2023 to recruitment@eosc.eu

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