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Publications Officer

Publications Officer

EPSO, Brussels

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 more than 70 members representing over 220 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.


As member of the EPSO team you will use di fferent 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

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

Research information and write publications for the EPSO website, write articles for other media and journals, and write press releases

Raise awareness of information resources among members by various communication tools


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 analyticalmind 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


Please send your application as ONE file (pdf or word) consisting of your motivation letter in English including your brut annual salary expectation, your CV and photo by 12 December 2017 to: with reference ‘EPSO-Job-Publications Officer’. Interviews willbe held in Brussels on 18 and 19 December 2017. Preferred starting date for thePublications Officer is between 1 and 16 February 2018.

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


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EPSO is an independent academic organisation currently representing 61 institutional members bringing together more than 204 research institutes, departments and universities from 29 countries in Europe and beyond.