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Our job openings:

  • Programme management officier
  • Traineeship programme
  • Programme Expert Corporate and Private Investment Activities
  • Data coordinator and analyst
  • Java Software Engineer 

Eureka is an intergovernmental network whose mission is to enhance competitiveness and strengthen ecosystems by supporting cross-border R&D&I collaboration between SMEs, large companies, universities and research organisations.

Through its tailored programmes supporting at best international industry-led R&D projects, Eureka fosters international collaboration (Network projects and Globalstars), encourages mixed consortia with large companies (Clusters), supports research performing SMEs (Eurostars) and support companies to attract private investment (InvestHorizon).

To support our mission of giving European businesses the competitive edge through innovation, Eureka, based in Brussels (Etterbeek), is looking for a full time

Programme Management Officer

As part of a small, international and dedicated team, you will take part in the evaluation processes of a portfolio of R&D projects involving companies from across Europe and beyond.
We are looking for a proactive, self-driven and dynamic professional to join our Eurostars team.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Acting as a primary contact point for applicants, experts, and the Eureka network to guide project applications through the evaluation process and ensure timely delivery of milestones and objectives.
  • Supporting the Evaluation Process Expert in all steps of the evaluation process (receipt of applications, expert selection, remote experts’ evaluation, IEP panel and Ethics Review)
  • Following up on projects’ ethical requirements during their project life cycle.
  • Preparing reports, documents and presentations for network and stakeholder meetings.
  • Liaising with the IT, communication and financial units within the Eureka Secretariat to ensure that the evaluation and financial processes are delivered effectively and according to the deadlines.
  • Identifying potential problems and delays as soon as they arise, proposing potential solutions and implementing the directed actions.
  • Contributing to continuous analysis of programme processes, identifying areas for improvement, implementing changes.
  • Performing the role in accordance with the organisation’s strategy of quality and risk management.
  • Participating in and presenting Eureka’s programmes at external events.
  • Advising and contributing across different activities/domains of Eureka’s programmes and its projects, including monitoring, evaluation, financial and operational activities.

Qualifications and skills

  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.
  • Fully conversant with Office 365, particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • A positive, flexible and highly motivated team-player, with the ability to work independently and manage deadlines.
  • An ability to produce and present analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • An exceptional administrator, well organised and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • As a member of a multinational team: sensitivity to cultural differences.

Education and experience

  • A bachelor degree in a relevant field of study
  • Preference for a higher level of education (master degree)
  • Preferably at least one year of relevant professional experience.

What we offer you

  • A full-time entry level position with an open-ended contract.
  • A competitive salary, taking into account educational level and previous professional experience.
  • For candidates without work experience, if selected, an initial 6-month internship will be offered and turned into a fixed term contract upon satisfactory performance.
  • Attractive extra-legal benefits, like working from home, extra-legal vacation days, group and hospitalisation plans, free public transport to commute to the office, meal vouchers, etc.
  • An international and dynamic team of roughly 35 employees from 16 different countries. A nice and modern working environment, close to the centre of Brussels and the European quarter, easily reachable by public transport.
  • Eureka strongly lives by the values of trust, transparency, passion, creativity, autonomy, collaboration, work-life balance and diversity across all our teams and our whole network of customers and partners.
  • A nice and modern working environment, close to the centre of Brussels and the European quarter and easily reachable by public transport (Merode).

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the European Union.

Application and closing date

Please send your CV (maximum 2 sides A4) with covering letter, including your full name and the words ‘PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER’ in the subject line of your mail to: “jobs@eurekanetwork.org”.

By sending an application, candidates give their consent to their diplomas and references being verified.

The Eureka Association is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: Wednesday 08 June, 05.00pm Brussels time
Applications received beyond the closing date will be refused.
Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.
The candidate should be able to start ideally as soon as possible

WELCOME!
In 2022, the Eureka Association launches its first traineeship programme.

Our objective is to offer university internship students or recent graduates the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge acquired during their studies, particularly in their specific areas of competence and offer support to the Eureka Association’s various departments.

Twice per year, the traineeship programme hosts four trainees for a period of 3 to 6 months, depending on availability.

Eureka

Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in over 45 countries.

Since 1985, organisations and companies applying through Eureka programmes can access funding and support from national and regional ministries or agencies for their international R&D projects.
To this day, it remains the only initiative of its kind committed to the ‘bottom-up’ principle - ensuring that any R&D project with a good business plan receives the support it deserves, independent of its technological nature, or the type of organisations involved.
The Eureka Association, located 1040 Brussels (Mérode) is the central support unit for the network. With a strong team of around 35, the Eureka Association centralises all the Eureka project information and undertakes marketing, communications, impact assessment and network development activities.
It collects and distributes information on projects, manages the project database, assists the various constituent bodies of projects and plays a promotional role jointly with the national authorities.

It is also responsible for the implementation of the Eurostars programme, a programme dedicated to the R&D-performing SMEs co-funded by the European Commission and Eureka member countries.

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Traineeships

As part of a small, international and dedicated team, you will quickly progress through the induction process and under the guidance and support of colleagues work on topics of relevance to our network of countries and the organisations they fund and support.

Traineeships will be open in the following Eureka departments:

Eurostars Programme

Eurostars is the largest international funding programme for SMEs wishing to collaborate on R&D projects that create innovative products, processes or services for commercialisation.
You will take part in the evaluation processes and the monitoring of a portfolio of R&D projects involving companies from across Europe and beyond.

Responsibilities
  • You will take an active customer service role, dealing directly with the requests and questions of project participants as well as representatives from the different Member States.
  • You will follow-up the administrative activities of the assigned Eurostars projects.
  • You will guide the applications through the evaluation & monitoring processes to ensure timely delivery of milestones and objectives.
  • You will contribute to writing reports, presentations and general correspondence.
Specific qualifications and skills
  • An ability to produce analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • An exceptional administrator, well organised and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Strategy and Communications

Within this team, there are three distinct streams: strategy/business development, data analysis and communications.

Working within our strategy team, you can expect to work on policy analysis and briefings, provide quantitative and qualitative and statistical analytics for evidence-based decision making, work with business intelligence programmes to generate reports for member countries and the European Commission, or contribute to evaluating the added value of all of our funding programmes by analysing the economic consequences of our projects and the impact of the products, processes and services produced.

Specific qualifications and skills
  • An ability to comprehend complex policy files and synthesise clear and accessible briefing materials for distribution (documents and presentations).
  • Coordination skills and capacity to effectively engage stakeholders.
  • Excellent command of MS Excel.
  • Experience of Business Intelligence applications or SQL would be an advantage.

Working within our communications team, you can expect to be involved in social media campaigns, building and maintaining our websites, exploiting search engine optimisation, creating promotional videos and materials, designing presentations, document editing and much more…

Specific qualifications and skills
  • Near-native level of fluency in English, written and spoken.
    • Creative and adaptable to rapid changes.
  • Experience of using social media for business purposes would be an advantage.


Global Programmes

Eureka programmes offer flexibility for international partners (Network projects and Globalstars), encourage mixed consortia with large companies (Clusters), allow SMEs to aim higher (Eurostars), support research and business ventures in new markets (Innowwide) and drive companies towards private investment (investment readiness)

Eureka programmes are open to SMEs, large companies, universities and research organisations from all technological fields.

Working in this team, you will contribute to the development and implementation of Eureka’s global cooperation programmes to support research and innovation funding.

The role offers an introduction to public administration, research funding and international cooperation.

Responsibilities
  • You will assist in developing and implementing programmes that support international Research and Development cooperation.
  • You will assist in co-developing maintaining and improving our international pool of experts to ensure it performs its evaluation of R&D&I project applications to the highest standards.
  • You may be asked to assist with other tasks within the Eureka office.
Specific qualifications and skills
  • An ability to produce analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • An exceptional administrator, well organised and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.


All of our trainees will be expected to demonstrate that:

  •  Ideally suited to a service oriented and reliable personality with good administrative skills. 
  • As a member of a multinational team, you demonstrate diplomacy and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • You are positive, flexible and highly motivated team-player, but with the ability to work independently and manage your own deadlines.
  • You should be willing to challenge the status quo, think outside the box and not be shy to argue your ideas.
  • You are conversant with Office 365, in particular with Excel and / or other data management tools.
  • You are well organised and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • You are fluent in English, written and spoken.

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Eligibility


Traineeships are open to anyone legally entitled to reside and work in Belgium with a level of higher education that corresponds to post-secondary education of at least three years attested by a diploma, or to university internship students.

Work conditions

  • Any monetary compensation for the traineeship will depend on the partner with whom the recruitment has been organized.For Bachelor’s graduates, via a professional immersion agreement (Bruxelles Formation /VDAB)) with an indemnity of 845.70 euros gross/month (21 years and over) – index 2022.Via university faculties agreement for students doing an internship as part of their curriculum.
  • All trainees get meal vouchers, 125€ per month homeworking allowance and home-office transport compensation.
  • Hybrid office-home work and flexible working hours.
  • An international and dynamic team of roughly 35 employees from 16 different countries.
  • A modern working environment, close to the centre of Brussels and the European quarter, easily reachable by public transport and close to many restaurants and shops.
  • Eureka strongly lives by the values of trust, transparency, passion, creativity, autonomy, collaboration, work-life balance and diversity across all our teams and our whole network of customers and partners.
  • The trainee will have a mentor who will be their main point of contact and will be responsible for the overall coordination of the traineeship.

Application and closing date

Please apply for this post by sending an email with your CV and motivation letter attached to jobs@eurekanetwork.org, writing:

  • “INTERNSHIP EUROSTARS”
  • “INTERNSHIP STRATEGY & COMMS”
  • “INTERNSHIP GLOBAL PROGRAMMES”

in the subject line of the email.

By sending an application, candidates give their consent to their diplomas and references being verified.
Applicants must be legally entitled to live & work in the European Union.
The Eureka Association is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: Friday 03 June 2022, 17:00 Brussels time
Applications received beyond the closing date will be refused.
Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

The candidate should be able to start ideally around September 2022.

Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in over 45 countries.

Since 1985, national and regional ministries and funding agencies in our network have supported the R&D of over 7,000 ground-breaking commercialised innovations that have positively impacted economic growth and industry competitiveness. With several programmes, our network funds international R&D projects between SMEs, large companies, universities and research organisations.

The Brussels Eureka Secretariat supports Eureka’s aim, manages Eureka’s programme operations, develops and maintains IT platforms, stores data and promotes Eureka to other organisations and beneficiaries.


To join our dynamic IT team, the Eureka Secretariat is looking for a:

Java Software Engineer

The Java Software Engineer will be working closely with the Development Tech Lead and fellow developers as a part of our IT team of six people. They will work closely with stakeholders and team members to understand the requirements that drive our analysis and design of quality technical solutions. These solutions must be aligned with Eureka and IT strategies and in compliance with IT’s architectural standards.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Java Software Engineer, you will be joining Eureka’s IT department and working on the development of a complex business platform for grant management, including all steps and levels needed to manage funding opportunities (calls for projects): selection processes, evaluation and the funding of R&D and innovation projects from around the world.

You will be responsible for the maintenance, development and implementation of applications’ build, release, deployment and configuration activities.

You work with internal business partners to gather and analyse business requirements, prototyping, architecting, implementing or updating solutions, building and executing test plans, performing quality reviews, managing operations and and triaging and fixing operational issues.

You must be able to adjust to business change (e.g. new requirements, evolving goals and strategies and emerging technologies).

You must be able to interact, develop, engineer and communicate collaboratively at the highest technical levels with end users, vendors, partners and all employees.

THE PROFILE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • A level of higher education that corresponds to completed post-secondary education of at least three years attested by a diploma (e.g. bachelor degree) in computer science.
  • At least three years of relevant experiences as a Java software developer.
  • Familiar with the software development life cycle (SDLC) from preliminary system analysis to tests and deployment.
    Excellent knowledge of software and application design.
  • Strong Java development background (e.g. Spring Boot, Gradle, Spring Data, Spring Security).
  • Proficiency in writing unit test and integration test.
  • Experienced with containerisation (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Strong analysis, design and development skills in the context of multi-tier applications.
  • Good knowledge of relational databases, SQL and ORM technologies (e.g. JPA2, Hibernate).
  • Proficiency in software engineering tools and an ability to document requirements and specifications.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning, such as Git and Atlassian tools (e.g. Bitbucket, Jira, Confluence).
  • Experience in an Agile framework (e.g. Scrum, Kanban).
  • Basic understanding of hosting infrastructure VM, Linux, Cloud Infrastructure (AWS), etc. is a plus.
  • Good knowledge of Devops and CI/CD (e.g. AWS, Bamboo) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of bash scripting and writing acceptance test is a plus.
  • Ability to output clean, commented and team-friendly code.
  • Ability to give technical support to end users and perform troubleshooting through diagnostic techniques and pertinent questions.
  • Ability to analyse business requirements and recommend technical solutions.

Soft skills

  • A readiness to embrace and use new approaches and to keep up to date with industry advances.
  • Solid organisational skills, attentive to details, good multitasking and time-management.
  • An ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules and step-by-step action plans.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done.
  • Ability to think outside the box, devising new approaches to make improvements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Mindset

  • A passion for development and an eagerness to learn.
    Genuinely excited to help Eureka embrace digitisation.
    Enthusiastic and self-driven, with a high degree of commitment.
  • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced, agile and multicultural environment.

Languages

  • Good English - other European languages are an asset

REMUNERATION AND WORK CONDITIONS

  • An open-ended contract to work in our IT department.
  • A competitive salary with preferential tax treatment (copyrights) in-line with your competencies, plus attractive extra-legal benefits like working from home, a flexible work schedule, extra-legal vacation days, group and hospitalisation plans, free public transport to commute to the office, etc.
  • An international and dynamic team of roughly 35 employees from 16 different countries.
  • A nice and modern working environment, close to the centre of Brussels and the European quarter, easily reachable by public transport (only an escalator away from Merode metro and train station) and close to many restaurants and shops.
  • Eureka strongly lives by the values of trust, transparency, passion, creativity, autonomy, collaboration, work-life balance and diversity across all our teams and our whole network of customers and partners.

APPLICATION

Please apply for this post by sending an email with your CV and motivation letter attached to jobs@eurekanetwork.org, writing “Solutions Engineer-Java Software Engineer” and your full name in the subject line of the email.

By sending an application, candidates give their consent to their diplomas and references being verified.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in in the European Union.

The Eureka Association is an equal opportunities employer.

Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in over 45 countries.

Since 1985, national and regional ministries and funding agencies in our network have supported the R&D of over 7,000 ground-breaking commercialised innovations that have positively impacted economic growth and industry competitiveness. With several programmes, our network funds international R&D projects between SMEs, large companies, universities and research organisations.

The Brussels Eureka Secretariat supports Eureka’s aim, manages Eureka’s programme operations, develops and maintains IT platforms, stores data and promotes Eureka to other organisations and beneficiaries.

Eureka is a data-driven network. We record, store, analyse and communicate information about tens of thousands of innovation projects worth billions of euros and spanning 48 countries.

Our network of ministries and funding agencies rely on receiving timely and accurate data to identify and select innovation ideas worthy of support, the monitoring of approved projects and assessment of trends to find the next ‘big thing’.

Understanding the value of our programmes is very important; regular impact reports at regional, national and international level help us quantify the added value we generate for society.

We also use our data internally for operational performance analysis and evidence-based decision making.

To support our objective, the Eureka Secretariat (located centrally in Brussels) is looking for a

Data Coordinator and Analyst

The ideal candidate will be an experienced data professional who will be responsible for organising data and providing an updated inventory of all data that is entered into the database. They will lead on the creation and organisation of a ‘data hub’, defining, organising and managing a central data source that will maintain the flow of data entry to enable the fast and easy retrieval of accurate data report information. 

They must also maintain data integrity and quality by examining data to eliminate any duplicate and/or unreliable records. 

Whether through responding to technical requests and recommendations for performance improvements, the design of bespoke data retrieval or assistance with queries and data analysis, they will be a bridge between the IT, strategy, operations and communications teams, supporting all teams to achieve their respective goals. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Identify, analyse and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets (both structured and unstructured data).
  • Produce briefings and reports. Communicate these and provide data and analytical support to stakeholders using both analytical and business jargon (written and oral).
  • Design and develop standardised and on-demand reports and dashboards that compile data from different sources, to provide consolidated information for the operations and communications teams. management and Member States.
  • Interact with various departments to analyse existing data processes and identify ways to improve efficiency and streamlining of existing procedures.
  • Define and establish internal procedures to ensure overall data integrity. Enter data, maintain, clean and update content, run queries, export data, and perform analysis of the various data sets. Write and update technical documentation in English.
  • Advise and assist on technical matters to achieve data in- and output from websites, ERP, financial applications and data visualisation tools.
  • Develop data-driven impact assessments (and other materials for advocacy) and campaign materials based on robust data, evidence and arguments.

Contribution to the overall company objectives

  • As an experienced professional, your inputs on broader business operations in all areas will be welcomed. This may include documentation handling, archiving and access, customer relationship management systems and their integration to further support the management of beneficiary (project participants), stakeholder and network member data.

Skills

  • Eureka is an English-speaking workplace, so fluency in written and spoken English is a must.
  • Strong analytical skills, an ability to quickly grasp technical issues and assess data and good knowledge of Excel or other modelling tools.
  • Project management experience, including strong interpersonal and team-working skills and an ability to deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrable skills with data visualisation applications such as Tableau would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • You have a talent for taking things on and making things happen, an enthusiasm for helping others to be successful and a knack for always being a step ahead. In other words, you strive to bring fresh ideas to life and embrace challenges.
  • You are a naturally collaborative person who listens and invests in others to achieve common goals. You love to challenge the status quo and are eager to propose creative solutions to problems.
  • You have the confidence to think and act with initiative and to engage, guide and influence your peers and decision makers.
  • You can provide mentoring and training to stakeholders and internal colleagues on various software features and troubleshooting techniques, including on-the-job training.

    Education and experience

    • A level of higher education that corresponds to completed post-secondary education of at least three years (attested by a diploma) and at least 4-6 years of relevant professional experience.
    • Experience handling multiple datasets and databases at once and mindful of data quality and potential data corruption pitfalls.
    • Experience of data-warehousing and data modification and aggregation.
    • Scripting experience to manipulate data, e.g., creating and executing database specific language queries like SQL.
    • Experience in the creation and maintenance of conceptual or logical database abstraction tools, such as business intelligence applications like SAP Business Objects and PowerBI.

    Remuneration and work conditions

    • An open-ended contract position.
    • A competitive salary, taking into account educational level and previous professional experience. 
    • Attractive extra-legal benefits, like working from home, a flexible work schedule, extra-legal vacation days, group and hospitalisation plans, free public transport to commute to the office, etc.
    • An international and dynamic team of roughly 35 employees from 16 different countries. A nice and modern work environment, close to the centre of Brussels and the European quarter, easily reachable by public transport.
    • Eureka strongly lives by the values of trust, transparency, passion, creativity, autonomy, collaboration, work-life balance and diversity across all our teams and stakeholders.

    Application and closing date

    Please apply for this post by sending an email with your CV and motivation letter attached to jobs@eurekanetwork.org and putting “Data Coordinator & Analyst” and your full name in the subject line of the email.

    By sending an application, candidates give their consent to their diplomas and references being verified (although this is not requested at this stage).

    Only applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.