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Research & Innovation Advisor/National Contact Point (NCP) for Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology (70-100%)

Closing Date
WorkplaceBern, Belpstrasse 11, Bern region, Switzerland
Occupation rate70% - 100%
Job Start1.10.2019

Euresearch is a non-profit association with offices in all the Swiss regions and a Network Office in Bern. Its mission is to inform and advise Swiss applicants on the European Research & Innovation Programme Horizon 2020, and on related European Programmes. Euresearch is supported by the Swiss federal government.


For the Euresearch Network Office in Bern we are looking for a

Research & Innovation Advisor/National Contact Point (NCP) Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology (70-100%)

In the role of an NCP, you will inform and advise clients from both the public and the private sector in Switzerland on funding and partnering opportunities offered by Horizon 2020 and related initiatives. Your main activities will consist of:

  • obtaining, processing and disseminating information related to the respective Horizon 2020 Programme on various channels (Euresearch Network, website, social media, etc.)
  • advising and training active or potential clients individually and in groups with regard to these programmes and activities (such as checking ideas for research or innovation projects or commenting on draft proposals to be submitted)
  • reaching out to and maintaining good contacts with individual clients as well as with the relevant institutional stakeholders at national and international level.


The ideal candidate holds a PhD in Life Sciences, Agronomy or Biotechnology and preferably brings:

  • experience in applied research in academia/private sector, and/or
  • experience with funding for innovation and/or
  • experience in the transport/mobility sector
We look for a personality with a passion for research and innovation, who likes working in an international environment. Your ability to adapt Euresearch services to the clients’ needs, your cleint-oriented mindset, together with your excellent advising and presentation skills, will contribute to the success of your clients. We expect fluency in German, French and English (oral and written), and look for a team player with good social skills and conscientious work ethics, especially during busy periods. The place of work is Bern, and the position will involve national and international travel activities of approximately 20%.

We offer

Euresearch offers modern and flexible working conditions in a dynamic environment. If you would like to work in a highly motivated team, please send us your electronic application comprising two pdfs: a first pdf with your letter of motivation and CV, and a second pdf with copies of your degree(s)/diploma(s), certificates of employment and three references. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact and Address

For questions on the positions, please contact: Cornelia Spycher, 031 380 60 05 or the Euresearch Secretariat, 031 380 60 00.

Applications are to be sent electronically to the Euresearch Network Office: Subject: "NCP Food"

Deadline: 26 February 2019.



031 380 60 00


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