Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Contract Duration: 3 years
Closing Date: 14 April 2019
As an intergovernmental institution, EMBL has regulated data protection in EMBL's own Internal Policy, aligned with GDPR. The postholder will provide guidance on the application and interpretation of the Internal Policy, and be in charge of its successful implementation. The Data Protection Officer will be appointed by the Director General and will report to her. The Data Protection Officer will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:
Monitor the application of the Internal Policy at all EMBL sites
Advise data controllers and processors on their rights and obligations on request or on his/her own initiative
Advise data subjects on their rights
Act as the contact point for EMBL’s supervisory authority on data protection matters, and EMBL’s steering committee on data protection matters
Advise Senior Management on issues and trends concerning data protection
The Data Protection Officer will be bound by secrecy, acts functionally independently and shall neither seek nor accept instructions from anyone.
The following qualifications and skills are essential:
Relevant university degree, e.g. in law
Several years of work experience in data protection and legal compliance
Hands-on experience of defining and rolling-out a data protection compliance programme
Expert knowledge of data protection laws and practices in relevant fields (scientific research, international organisations, etc.)
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, up to and including senior management level
Excellent verbal and written English skills are essential
Why join us
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. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.
What else do I need to know
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.