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Social Sciences and Humanities, Security and the Digital Europe Programme (DEP) (ca.70%)

Lieu de travailBern, Belpstrasse 11, Région de Berne, Suisse
Taux d'occupation
Début de l'engagement01.02.2021 oder nach Vereinbarung

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 its successor, Horizon Europe, 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 permanent
Research and Innovation Advisors/National Contact Point (NCP) for:

Social Sciences and Humanities, Security and the Digital Europe Programme (DEP) (ca.70%)


Starting Date: 1 Feb 2021 or upon agreement.

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 and Horizon Europe 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.


For this position, the ideal candidate holds a PhD in social sciences, humanities or computer sciences. In addition, s/he preferably brings experience in research in academia/private sector, and/or experience with funding for research and innovation, and has a sound knowledge of the research landscape in Switzerland.

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 client-oriented mindset, together with your excellent advising and presentation skills, will contribute to the success of our clients. We expect oral and written fluency in English and possibly German and French 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%.

Nous offrons

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 degrees/diplomas and certificates of employment at: info . Subject: “NCP SSH Security DEP”. Deadline: 10 December 2020.

Contact et adresse

For questions on the position, please contact: Katja Wirth, 031 380 60 18, or Cornelia Spycher, 031 380 60 05.

First round of interviews will take place on 15 and 16 December 2020, and second round on 21 and 22 December 2020.





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