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University of Bergen is recruiting an EU adviser for its office in Brussels

International collaboration, specifically via international research, education, and innovation, is essential to achieve UiB’s goals. To this end, UiB aims to increase our visibility and impact at the European level as well as our participation in the European Research, Innovation and education programmes in prioritized areas.

The UiB Brussels Office works strategically to strengthen European cooperation and the opportunities in the EU’s framework programmes. In Brussels, we work specifically to increase UiB’s visibility and impact at the European level. The office liaises between actors in Brussels and the home institution in Bergen and offers strategic advice and support. The office also works closely with other university offices and various R&I actors situated in Brussels to foster collaboration and enhance UiB’s international network.

The UiB Brussels Office was established in 2015 and is located in the European Quarter of Brussels together with three other research organizations from Norway, at the Norwegian House of Research and Innovation (NOHRI). UiB is currently represented by the Head of Office, and the office hosts two student interns per semester. We are now strengthening our capacity at the Brussels office, and the EU adviser will be an integral part of the team and take part in the broad range of the office’s activities.

The EU adviser is expected to:

  • Promote and organize UiB initiatives and events in Brussels
  • Manage the external communication platforms of the Brussels Office
  • Perform various tasks related to managing the day-to-day running of the office
  • Follow and analyze political developments and processes within thematic areas that are of interest to the University of Bergen
  • Be a part of UiB’s representation in Brussels, contributing to the visibility work and information uptake
  • Contribute to the work of the Brussels office related to providing EU policy advice to UiB leadership, research groups, and scientific support staff

After appointment, there may be changes in the areas of work.

The EU advisor is based in Brussels and will report to the Head of the UiB Brussels Office and the Division of Research and Innovation at the University of Bergen. The Division of Research and Innovation has a highly qualified staff of 37 employees and provides strategic advice to UiB leadership and researchers. The Brussels Office is an integral part of the Division’s strategic EU initiatives.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

Personal qualities:
We are looking for a dynamic and service-oriented person with excellent communication and organizational skills, ready to alternate between practical and administrative tasks and more analytical and policy-related tasks.


  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, and preferably a university degree at master’s level or equivalent
  • Relevant administrative experience
  • Technology and software skills with and beyond the Microsoft Office package
  • Fluency in English and preferably in a Scandinavian language
  • Very good writing skills in English

Other looked-for experiences:

  • Good knowledge of the EU/EEA
  • Previous work experience from Brussels
  • Good knowledge of the university or research and innovation sector

Personal suitability for the position will be of great importance.

We can offer:

  • A stimulating work and office environment at the Norwegian House of Research and Innovation in the EU quarter
  • To be a representative in Brussels for a research-intensive university with high ambitions at the European and international level
  • To be part of developing and influencing European politics and programmes within the areas of research, education, and innovation
  • Position as advisor (code 1434) with annual salary ranging from NOK 640 000 – 700 000 before tax for a full-time position (currently EUR 57 664 – 63 070). A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant
  • Good welfare benefits

General information:

More information about the position can be obtained by contacting Charlotte Eide, Head of The UiB Brussels Office, [email protected], +47 411 75 794 or  Birgit Falch, Acting Director, Division of Research and Innovation, [email protected], +47 951 71 180.

See also: https://www.uib.no/en/brussels-office  

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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.

UiB is subject to the regulations for export control and the regulations can be applied when processing applications for the position.

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

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  • The deadline for applications is: 22 September 2023

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

Source: Science Business