Scientific Programme Manager – Blood Transfusion

Council of Europe - European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare (CoE EDQM)

Scientific Programme Manager – Blood Transfusion

Council of Europe - European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare (CoE EDQM)

Strasbourg, France

Grade: A1/2
Contract Type: Renewable fixed term contract
Vacancy Notice n° e29/2020
Deadline for applications: 31/08/2020

Are you a dedicated scientific manager with experience in the field of blood transfusion and/or human plasma derivatives? Can you efficiently manage projects that deliver effective results? Are you someone who has the necessary mix of relationship building and negotiation skills to successfully bring different stakeholders across Europe to a consensus position? If so, our job offer may be the right opportunity for you.

The main responsibilities of the job:

  • coordinating and ensuring the technical and scientific secretariat of the European Committee on Blood Transfusion (CD-P-TS) and its subordinate groups of experts and working parties, and to their chairs in respect of their work programmes and activities;
  • organising, managing and/or monitoring projects in the above-mentioned areas with a particular focus on the implementation of activities related to quality and safety of human blood for transfusion in close collaboration with other Council of Europe directorates; evaluating ongoing and completed programmes;
  • carrying out background studies, researching and analysing information in areas of technical or scientific expertise; updating relevant databases;
  • assisting and advising scientific experts, representatives of member states and members of committees, guiding their work, promoting progress and facilitating consultations and exchanges of views to find common solutions; reviewing the appropriateness of documents submitted by experts from industry, academia and/or any relevant authorities;
  • drafting and/or coordinating the development of legal instruments, guidance documents, study reports, model approaches, publications, while ensuring their quality; presenting progress and final results to the relevant groups;
  • promoting activities at external events and sharing knowledge by organising and contributing to EDQM training sessions, workshops and conferences;
  • contributing to the elaboration and management of the budget allocated to the activities and closely monitoring expenditure and identifying appropriate measures and adjustments.

What we look for in someone to undertake this role effectively:

  • higher education degree in medicine, pharmacy, biology, or other relevant scientific field;
  • a minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience in blood transfusion and/or in the field of human plasma- derived medicines gained either in a blood establishment/the pharmaceutical industry or a Competent Authority (for example a licensing authority, an OMCL) or an analogous organisation;
  • very good knowledge of one of the official languages (English) and knowledge of the other (French);
  • hold the nationality of one of the 47 Council of Europe member states.

What we offer:

  • the opportunity to work for a leading international organisation in the field of public health protection;
  • the chance to work in a multinational/multicultural workplace – over 20 nationalities work at the EDQM which is situated in the European quarter of Strasbourg;
  • highly competitive, income tax free salaries - monthly salary from € 6 220 (for an A2 grade), an attractive benefits package including health insurance and additional allowances such as family and expatriation allowances (as appropriate).

For more information about the EDQM see our our institutional video. More details and information on the Applications must be submitted by 31/08/2020 (midnight Central European Time) at the latest.

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