Embassy of Sweden seeking Science and Innovation Adviser
The Embassy of Sweden in Washington represents Sweden and the Swedish government in the United States of America. The Embassy’s areas of work include politics and economics, science and research, defence cooperation, promotion, press and information, administration, and consular affairs. The Embassy hosts an Office of Science and Innovation. The Office’s mission is to promote Sweden as a leading knowledge nation with one of the world's most advanced innovation systems, attractive for investment and cooperation. The work of the Office includes long-term and strategic promotion of innovation, science, and higher education; strengthening connections between strategically important environments for innovation, science, and higher education; fact-finding and analysis.
The Embassy of Sweden is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
The Embassy of Sweden is seeking an Innovation and Science Adviser.
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
To promote and deliver collaboration between Sweden and the United States in the fields of innovation, science, and higher education. Particularly, in the areas of life sciences, the next generation of traveling and transportation, smart and sustainable cities, circular and bio-based economy, climate neutral industry, digital transformation of industry, skills supply and lifelong learning as well as new materials. The bilateral cooperation between Sweden and the United States is also instrumental for joint efforts to pursue a global knowledge-based and innovation-driven transformation towards sustainable development, with a particular focus on Agenda 2030.
The Adviser will report to the Embassy’s Innovation and Science Counsellor and interact and collaborate with other sections of the Embassy as well as engage with relevant government agencies and stakeholders in both Sweden and the United States.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The main roles and responsibilities of this function are:
Specific responsibilities may change over time.
HOW TO APPLY
Your application should be in English and include a CV and a letter describing why you are interested in the position and working at the Embassy of Sweden. Please provide contact details of two reference persons (at least one must be from a current or previous employer). Do not send any originals, we do not return applications.
Application, labelled Science and Innovation Adviser with reference number DNR2021/29711/WASH, should be sent by email to [email protected] by September 21, 2021.
For more information regarding terms of employment, please contact Johanna Bergenholtz at (202) 467 2653 or [email protected]. The Union Representative is Ann-Charlotte Merrell Wetterwik ([email protected]). For more information regarding the role please contact Science and Innovation Counsellor Maria Brogren at (202) 467 2648 or [email protected]
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