Language: English (UK)
Organisation data: Legal Services
Job number: HD01828
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Administrative Officer (gr. 4-6)
Closing Date: 03 October 2020
We are Europe's flagship research laboratory for the life sciences - an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. EMBL offers and maintains a vibrant, cooperative, team-oriented and open working atmosphere.
EMBL is seeking a Data Protection Officer (DPO), i.e. an expert with knowledge and experience of personal data protection regulations, policies and practices. The DPO will provide information and advice to EMBL's management and officials in charge of personal data processing; develop and take measures to ensure compliance with EMBL's rules; develop and implement training programmes to promote awareness of personal data protection; and act as the primary point of contact on personal data protection across the Organisation.
As an intergovernmental institution, EMBL has self-regulated data protection, while remaining aligned with GDPR (https://www.embl.org/info/data-protection/). The EMBL framework sets out the role and responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer. In addition to these core tasks, the following is expected of the postholder:
While the role is functionally independent and as such answerable to the Director General, the postholder is organisationally integrated, although not formally part of, Legal Services. The Data Protection Officer will be bound by secrecy and shall neither seek nor accept instructions from anyone.
Advanced university degree in law/international law, information technology law/data protection law, audit, compliance, or another directly relevant field, or relevant training and experience in the field of personal data protection.
For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important:
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment.
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.