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.
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At BBMRI-ERIC, we follow the current guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our colleagues. Our staff is set up well to work from home when needed (though we miss the days of being together in the office).
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
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.
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.
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.