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Head of office - Brussels

Deadline: 21.08.2020

University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.

The Central Administration provides advice and support to management and faculties at the University of Bergen. The Central Administration consists of seven departments. Read more about the division of Research Administration here.

UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

The University of Bergen is recruiting a Head of Office for our liaison office in Brussels

International collaboration, specifically via international research, education and innovation, is essential to achieve our goals. To this end, we are working strategically to increase UiB’s visibility and impact at the European level as well as participation in European research and innovation programmes in priority areas. UiB opened its Brussels liaison Office in 2015. The UiB Brussels liaison Office forms an integral part of the Norwegian House of Research and Innovation, located centrally in the EU-quarter of Brussels. We are now looking for a new Head of Office.

The main tasks of the Head of Office will be to contribute to the impact and competitiveness of UiB by:

  • Identifying and disseminating EU policy and policy developments to relevant audiences across UiB
  • Contributing to the strategic visibility of the university in Brussels
  • Providing strategic EU R&I policy advice to UiB leadership, research groups and scientific support staff
  • Building and maintaining strong strategic networks and partnerships with relevant actors
  • Representing UiB in relevant strategic and policy arenas in Brussels
  • Sharing timely information on the development of EU framework programme; planned and published research programmes, calls and topics with relevant audiences across UiB
  • Collaborating closely with UiB leadership, academic staff and support services on strategic and practical levels
  • Organising visits from UiB leadership and administrative staff to Brussels,and coordinating research project meetings.
  • Promoting and organising UiB initiatives and events in Brussels, in close collaboration with research environments and UiB leadership
  • Managing the day to day running of the office

Personal qualities:

We are looking for a dynamic and strategic person with an extensive network within European research and innovation policy circles; the European Commission and in public and private institutions central to European research and innovation programmes.

The Head of Office must have:

  • Considerable experience of European research and innovation policy and strategy work
  • Good knowledge of the university sector and the role of comprehensive universities
  • Good networking, teamworking and communication skills
  • A proactive and goal orientated mindset


  • Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent
  • Experience of research and innovation an advantage
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

The Head of Office is based in Brussels, with frequent (preferably monthly) trips to Bergen.

The Head of Office will report to the Division of Research and Innovation at the University of Bergen. The Division of Research and Innovation has a highly qualified staff of 30 employees, and provides strategic advice to UiB leadership and researchers. The Head of Office is an integral part of the Division’s strategic EU initiatives.

We can offer:

  • Annual salary ranging from NOK 750 000 – 850 000 before tax for a full-time position. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Office locations shared with other Norwegian academic institutions, in the EU-quarters of Brussels

General information:

More information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

See also: www.uib.no/en

Send your CV and application form by clicking the link "Apply for this job” at this website.

Please quote the following reference number: 20/7324

The deadline for applications is 21.08.2020

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

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