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Job: Head of Communications

EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) is looking for a Head of Communications to lead its digital communications portfolio, corporate design and brand strategy, publications and stakeholder engagement, including international press and internal communication activities from its headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany.

They are looking for a highly experienced, proactive and personable team leader to head their communications activities, promoting the work of EMBL to a diverse global audience and raising awareness of its impact.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience working in, leading and managing a communications team, ideally for an international organisation. They will be an outgoing person with a high level of personal integrity who can establish good working relationships with different departments within the organisation as well as with outside stakeholders, including partners and suppliers.

Requirements include having completed a university degree, preferably with a focus on science, extensive experience of digital communications strategy and agile delivery, managing an editorial and print production pipeline and more. The candidate must be fluent in English and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

For more information, visit the EMBL website. Apply by 19 May.

About EMBL

"EMBL is Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation with more than 80 independent research groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. It operates across six sites, Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Cambridge, Grenoble, Hamburg and Rome. Our mission is to perform basic research in molecular biology; train scientists, students and visitors at all levels; offer vital services to scientists in the public and private sectors within the member states; develop new instruments and methods; and engage actively in technology transfer."


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European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the world’s leading research institutions, and Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences.

EMBL is an intergovernmental organisation specialising in basic research in the life sciences, funded by public research monies from 21 member states, including much of Europe and Israel, and two associate members, Argentina and Australia. EMBL operates from five sites across Europe:

  • Heidelberg, Germany – main laboratory
  • Hinxton, UK – European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
  • Grenoble, France – res