Liaison Officer for Representation in Brussels

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Oct-12-2017
  • Posted
    Sep 22

Position description

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for the position as Liaison Officer to represent DTU in the office of the EuroTech Universities Alliance in Brussels.

Primary areas of responsibility

As a member of the DTU Office for International Relations, your overall responsibility will be to support the development of DTU’s strategic international alliances and partnerships in a European funding and policy context. Examples of current collaborations are the EuroTech Universities Alliance (see below), Nordic Five Tech (www.nordicfivetech.org), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Sino-Danish Centre in Beijing (SDC).

The office provides executive management support to the DTU leadership, facilitates collaboration across the value chain of research, education, innovation, entrepreneurship and public sector consultancy and collaborates pro-actively with a broad range of both internal and external stakeholders to stimulate collaboration and raise awareness on funding and policy opportunities. The office consists of five team members and one head of office.

The EuroTech Universities Alliance is a strategic partnership of four leading technical universities in Europe: Technical University of Denmark, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Eindhoven University of Technology and Technical University of Munich. Through the promotion of in-depth collaboration across research, education, innovation and entrepreneurship, the Alliance combines the complementary strengths of its partner universities to develop joint initiatives and engage in policy definition with key EU stakeholders through the promotion of its experience and expertise.

The EuroTech Brussels Office works to raise the profile and visibility of the Alliance on the European scene and to enhance the EuroTech Universities’ participation in HORIZON 2020, ERASMUS+ and other related EU funding programmes. The Brussels office consists of a head of office, a deputy head of office, an office manager and one liaison officer from each of the four partner universities.

Your typical responsibilities as DTU liaison officer will include:

  • Building networks with relevant research and innovation stakeholders in Brussels and beyond;
  • Providing EU intelligence to with key stakeholders at DTU, including management, academics and administrative staff;
  • Planning and execution of events and research workshops;
  • Concrete support to major strategic research proposals;
  • Contributing to the positioning of the Alliance in an EU context, with a view to influencing EU research funding policy.

The work will be undertaken in close collaboration with the alliance partners and in close dialogue with DTU, Office for International Relations. The successful candidate will be employed by and formally report to DTU, Head of International Relations, Anne Mette Holt. In practical terms he/she will undertake tasks set by DTU, as well as tasks in relation to the Alliance as a whole. With regard to the latter, the Liaison Officer’s work will be guided and coordinated by the Head of the Brussels Office.

Qualifications

  • Relevant academic degree;
  • Preferably a minimum of 5 years work experience at the European level and an existing network of contacts in Brussels;
  • Knowledge of EU research policy and research, innovation and education funding programmes;
  • Knowledge of the research and educational conditions for Danish and international universities;
  • Full work-proficiency in English and Danish. Knowledge of French or German would also be an advantage;
  • Capability to work very independently and navigate in a political environment with many stakeholders and still maintain focus on the overall perspective and strategic added value;
  • Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills;
  • Diplomatic, approachable and solution-oriented.

Salary and appointment terms

The contract will be negotiated on individual terms.

The place of work is Brussels, Belgium. Some travel to DTU in Lyngby and within Europe must be expected.

Application instructions

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