Senior EU Projects Officer


The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is a volunteer-led, not-for-profit, medical society. It is an independent, non-governmental organisation.

The ESC is a source of high quality, evidence-based science that pushes the boundaries of cardiovascular medicine. Our members and decision-makers are healthcare professionals who give their time and expertise freely, while continuing their daily, high-paced clinical and/or research work. ESC volunteers are world-renowned experts; their opinions are routinely sought and their papers regularly published and referenced.

The ESC coordinates observational registries, creates clinical practice guidelines, and organises and endorses educational programmes. We disseminate robust and independent science through our congresses, journals and educational digital tools. We’re the voice of the cardiology community when advocating for heart-health policies, regulations and funding.

All of these things enable us to identify cardiovascular trends, address inequalities, share best practices to improve standards of care for patients

We are:

  • 2,500 volunteers
  • 57 National Cardiac Societies / 48 Affiliated Cardiac Societies
  • Over 102,000 members

We share the latest in cardiovascular science through:

  • 17 journals – including our flagship, European Heart Journal
  • 14 congresses – including ESC Congress, the largest cardiology congress in the world
  • 80+ webinars per year, numerous courses, and 4 post-graduate programmes in collaboration with leading universities

The ESC employs 200 staff, based in Nice and Brussels, who support ESC volunteers in the development and management of these activities.

The European Society of Cardiology seeks applications to fill in the position of Senior EU Projects Officer to manage EU research projects funded under Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals who are passionate about the EU Research & Innovation Programme and looking to work and make a difference for better health and patient healthcare through the implementation of European collaborative research projects.

Position description:

The Senior EU Projects Officer will be responsible for the daily management of minimum four EU funded projects.

The Senior EU Projects Officerwill work in the ESC Brussels Office, reporting to the EU Projects Manager. (S)he will oversee the work of EU Projects Officers.

The Senior EU Projects Officer will play a pivotal liaison role with all internal and external stakeholders involved in the EU project(s) and be responsible for the smooth implementation of the project(s).

The tasks include but are not limited to:

Project Management related tasks

  • Lead the implementation of H2020 and Horizon Europe projects according to the project work plan.
  • Ensure timely delivery of project materials and deliverables, tracking and reporting on project progress, reporting on results and feedback from the European Commission.
  • Support the Principal Investigator and the EU Projects Manager in the production of technical project(s) reports.
  • Maintain good track of the project documentation in case of auditing.
  • Coordinate the various activities of the projects within the allocated budget and timelines with the respective internal Business Units and Principal Investigators, making sure that deadlines are met.
  • Draft reports, deliverables (related to management and dissemination), minutes, presentations, and other communication materials.
  • Support the Principal Investigator in liaising with the project consortium and other key stakeholders.
  • Set up monthly calls, plan and organise project meetings with support from the administrative officer.
  • Identify collaborative opportunities with external stakeholders to maximise outcomes and to build strategic partnerships accordingly.
  • Active contribution to other day-to-day operations of the projects.

Communication & dissemination tasks

In conjunction with the ESC Communication team, support the creation of a range of dedicated tools and tactics to disseminate the projects outcomes and deliverables, including:

  • Develop and deliver dissemination strategies.
  • Plan and deliver workshops and events.
  • Ensure visibility of the project(s) in various newsletters/bulletins, twitters, press.
  • Support the preparation, management and regular update of the project website, database, project newsletter and mailing lists.
  • Regular reporting of activities to the assigned European Commission project officer.


Hard skills:

  • At least five years’ relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrable experience in post-award management of H2020 projects. Preference for candidates with experience in coordinating Horizon 2020 large collaborative research and innovation projects.
  • Knowledge of H2020 and Horizon Europe procedures and experience in project planning and delivery is a must.
  • Knowledge of general accounting, cost controlling and financial reporting principles.
  • Experience in health sector is preferable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office required).
  • University degree.

Soft skills:

  • Strong organisational, project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Solution-oriented, critical thinking capacity, with excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Diplomatic, with strong communication and engagement skills.
  • Ability to write concisely and persuasively.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to details.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required.

Contract details:

Position based in Brussels.

We offer:

  • A motivating and challenging work environment within the world’s largest organisation of healthcare professionals dedicated to reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease.
  • Opportunities to work and develop in an international environment.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package.

Applications: [email protected]

  • your cover letter (with possible start date mentioned)
  • your curriculum vitae
  • salary expectations (gross/year)

As part of its diversity policy, the ESC is an equal opportunity employer.



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