Pubblications Officer

Posted 3 years ago

EPSO, the European Plant Science Organisation, has built a strong reputation for work in plant research and science policy at European and national levels. With 70 members representing over 200 plant research institutions, departments or universities in Europe, our work supports all areas of plant science.

EPSO is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Publications Officer to support its team as a permanent member of staff at the Brussels office.

Opportunities: As member of the EPSO team you will use different sources of information and your own inspiration to write and disseminate our briefings on research programmes, our newsletter, articles for the website, publications in various journals and press releases. The EPSO team consists of three staff members of different cultural background and with different expertise.


• Update and manage the EPSO website and social media – Twitter and Facebook

• Research various programmes that offer funding opportunities for plant scientists across Europe and write briefings on these tailored to plant scientists

• Research actively information, coordinate submissions, write and edit articles and publish the EPSO e-newsletter twice a year

• Take video interviews and support with videos and social media the communication actions in European research projects

• Coordinate the work for the biennial international Fascination of Plants Day and support the public relations work for this

• Write articles about EPSO for our members and support articles for other outside publications

• Monitor science policy publications and calls from the European Commission


• Excellent science writing skills, preferably in English, with a proven ability to write in a clear, understandable and interesting way

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

• Degree (BSc, MSc or PhD) in biological or agricultural science

• Strong computational skills, interest in learning how to use new tools

• Good organisational skills, clear analytical mind and ability to manage projects within deadlines, ability to work independently as well as in a team

A plus would be:

• Experience in a similar position

• Knowledge of the European institutions and research funding instruments

• Experience with graphics and / or a website Content Management System

• Taking video interviews and compile these in short videos for YouTube

Applications: Please send your application as ONE file (pdf or word) consisting of your motivation letter in English including your brut annual salary expectation and your CV by 10 February 2020 to: with reference ‘EPSO-Job-Publications Officer’. Interviews will be held in Brussels on 19 and 20 February 2020. Preferred starting date for the Publications Officer is ASAP, between 1 and 16 March 2020. Information from this application may be processed by the employer under the GDPR. By applying for the job, you give you consent for the data supplied in this application to be used for the recruitment and selection procedure for the advertised job.

Work permit required for non-EU citizens. Only relevant applications will be answered.

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