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20 Oct 2018

Administrative Assistant, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)

  1. Are you looking for an interesting job in a stimulating work environment within the scientific non- profit sector?
  2. Are you service minded and willing to go the extra mile?
  3. If yes, then you may be our new colleague in the FENS administrative team in Brussels.

Job description:

  • Administrative support related to governance, meeting logistics and leadership travel.
  • Administration of FENS grants & awards, neuroscience outreach and history initiatives.
  • General administrative support to the Executive Director and Office Manager, including day-to- day accounting.
  • The Administrative Assistant reports to the Office Manager of FENS.

Qualifications and profile

  • You have impeccable language skills with a fluent command of both spoken and written English.
  • You are well organised and naturally team oriented and friendly.
  • You are familiar with the use of standard emailing and website management, including bulk
  • emailing, CMS administration and video conferencing.
  • You have 1-3 years of relevant work experience and you are ideally the holder of a professional or academic bachelor degree.
  • You are legally allowed to work in Belgium.

Location and salary 

The position as Administrative Assistant is a full-time position (38h per week), based in the FENS office in Brussels. The job may occasionally require flexibility in terms of working days/hours in connection with meetings and travel (within Europe). FENS offers a permanent contract (CDI, Belgium) with compensation according to the qualifications of the selected candidate. Meal vouchers are offered as part of the contract.

Application process

Please send your motivated cover letter and short CV as a single PDF for the attention of Office Manager Natasha Slater to Please indicate ‘Administrative Assistant’ in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for applications: 20th October 2018.
Interviews will be held in Brussels in October/November 2018.
Starting date: as soon as possible thereafter.

About FENS

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) federates 43 scientific non-profit societies across Europe and represents more than 23,000 scientists working in the field of neuroscience. Through its activities, FENS actively promotes scientific exchange and education among European neuroscientists and serves as the main Europe voice for neuroscience on behalf of its members towards the European institutions and international partners in a global context. The FENS office currently has six employees.

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