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07.08.2018 10:49

Don't miss out on a great job opportunity in the BONUS Secretariat! Apply for the role of Project Officer by 26 August!

BONUS Baltic Organisations’ Network for Funding Science EEIG is seeking for a Project Officer to be located in Helsinki, Finland.

BONUS Baltic Organisations’ Network for Funding Science EEIG is an independent organisation with a legal form of European Economic Interest Grouping. It is formed by research funding organisations from the Baltic Sea countries. The BONUS Secretariat is located in Helsinki, Finland. BONUS is funded by the national research funding organisations and the European Commission.

Project Officer will assist the Acting Executive Director of the BONUS EEIG in the tasks related to coordination of 2BONUS2 coordination and support action (CSA) ‘Towards the joint Baltic Sea and the North Sea research and innovation programme’. The overarching objective of this action is to create the necessary conditions for durable coordination of research and innovation efforts in the North Sea and Baltic Sea region by preparing a framework for launching the joint Baltic Sea and the North Sea research and innovation programme (2021 and onwards). This action will serve as a transition measure between the ongoing Baltic-Sea-focused BONUS Art. 185 programme and the foreseen future BONUS 2 programme with an extended geographical scope and in close cooperation with the relevant research networks in Europe.

The tasks of Project Officer will include, but will not be limited to:

  • managing the work of the national-level programme managers in the 2BONUS2 CSA project

  • developing the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the future Joint North Sea and the Baltic Sea R&I programme

  • forming the future programme’s stakeholder platforms

  • devising specific measures aiming for reinforcing the future programme’s impact

The future BONUS Project Officer should have a PhD degree in marine, environmental or related discipline of science, previous experience in coordinating or managing implementation of transnational research or innovation projects in the North Sea or its drainage basin, and excellent written and spoken English. Knowledge of any other European languages, personal (work-related) networks involving relevant R&I communities and funders within the North Sea and the Baltic Sea regions,  previous experience in working with the European Commission services, as well as relevant macro-regional level bodies and experience and/or education in areas of maritime technology and/or economy are particularly appreciated.

The term of the appointment will start in November 2018 and continue until April 2021 with possible extension. The salary will be negotiated on the basis of the competence, experience and other qualifications of the selected candidate.

For more information about the position and the qualifications contact Acting Executive Director Andris Andrusaitis, by email: .

Applications including curriculum vitae and salary request should be sent by 16:00 o’clock (EEST) on August 26, 2018 by email to For additional information about BONUS, see

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