The European Science Foundation (ESF) is an association of 75 national research funding organisations in 30 European countries, located in Strasbourg. ESF promotes high quality science and research at a European level. It acts as a catalyst for the development of science and research by bringing together leading scientists and funding agencies to debate, plan and implement pan-European initiatives.

Mission of the Position

The ESF Humanities and Social Sciences units are looking for a Junior Science Officer to contribute to the preparation and implementation of joint research programmes.

The principal success factors of this position are for its jobholder to demonstrate abilities to mobilise and support researchers and ESF Member Organisations, through promoting research collaboration in an inter- and multi-disciplinary environment across Europe and beyond including the general research area of EUROCORES themes; to impartially support the ESF peer review processes; to assist in the development of science policy; and to represent the Foundation and improve its visibility to the European research community and to Member Organisations.

The Mission is related to two sets of activities:

1) Within the ERA-Net ‘Humanities in the European Research Area’ (HERA), the ESF Humanities Unit is Work Package Leader for the preparation of two joint research programmes. For more information about HERA, see: 2) Within the ESF EUROCORES Scheme, the Science Officer will contribute to the successful implementation of EUROCORES Programmes under the new Scheme. For more information about the ESF EUROCORES see:

Please send your application (cover letter + CV + list of publications + a list of three referees) by 7 December 2007 to [email protected] quoting the following reference identifier SCH07-JSO-HERA or to ESF, Human Resources Unit – 1 quai Lezay-Marnésia, BP 90015, F-67080 Strasbourg France.

Interviews will be held in Strasbourg on 14 December 2007.

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