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Working at BBMRI-ERIC

BBMRI-ERIC offers a unique working environment – as a service provider to the biomedical sciences, as an international organization at the European level, as a partner involved in many European and international projects, as an organizer of Europe’s largest biobanking conference, and as a friendly office in the heart of a very livable Central European city.

Our headquarters employs roughly 20 people from a dozen countries. We also work with a vast network of experts on ELSI, IT and Quality issues in each of our member states, as well as our National Nodes, headquartered at biobanks or university departments across Europe. What unites us? Our common mission to work together in order to make new treatments possible.

Why join BBMRI-ERIC? 

Benefits include:

  • flexible working hours
  • private health insurance (in addition to public insurance, e.g. GKK)
  • private pension plan
  • English-speaking work environment
  • comfortable office in the heart of Graz’s biomedical community
  • international projects and plenty of networking opportunities

 

Visit our vacancies page to view current job postings.

Fun Facts about the BBMRI HQ

Working language: English

Languages spoken among staff: 11 – and counting! (Czech, Dutch, English, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish)

Ratio of coffee vs. tea drinkers: 4:1

Number of staff who bike to work regularly: 6

Most recent team-building destination: Zotter Chocolate Factory

Our Philosophy

We believe in work-life balance

At BBMRI-ERIC, we believe in the importance of our work – but not at the expense of our well-being. Our flexible working hours allow us to pick up our kids from school, compensate for our travel schedules, or work from home on occasion.

We hire talented professionals and trust them to get their work done without someone looking over their shoulder. We believe that people are most productive when they have some control over their schedules – and our employees say this mindset is a huge asset to working at BBMRI.

We believe in taking care of our employees

In addition to Austrian holidays and paid leave, employees receive a benefits package including private health insurance and private pension scheme. Your pension can move with you around Europe, which is a huge advantage for our internationally minded team.

Our headquarters is located in a modern building on the Medical University campus, a bustling area of Graz with excellent public transportation (1 tram and several buses). A parking garage is available as well. Several restaurants, plus a food truck, bakery and grocery store serve the hungry medical professionals, researchers and staff in the area.

We believe in spreading our wings

With National Nodes in 20 member and observer states, hosting an annual European conference, and participating in several EU H2020 projects with meetings across the continent and beyond, our employees have frequent opportunity to network with professionals across Europe – and the world.

We also urge our staff to take advantage of opportunities for professional growth. Upward mobility within the headquarters is common, and we hope to prepare our staff to move forward into new professional challenges.

The team of BBMRI-ERIC at Europe Biobank Week 2019

What is it like to work at BBMRI-ERIC?

Hear from Lukasz, Ayodeji, Carmen, Barbora, Kaya and Mónica.

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The website was co-funded within ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC, a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676550.
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