Research Officer (Maternity Leave)

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02 May 2018

Research Officer – Maternity Leave Vacancy


EuroHealthNet is a leading Partnership for improving health, equity and well-being, and consists of bodies responsible for public health and health promotion in EU Member States. From our office we co-ordinate research, policy, and capacity building activities to help improve health determinants and address health inequalities. We have an enthusiastic and highly-skilled team of 14 people plus rotating internships, all of whom contribute to an active, diverse and dynamic work environment. You can read about our work at

About the post

The research officer will be based in the research platform. Their role is to support the work of our multinational team of professionals skilled in research, and the evaluation, transfer and translation of knowledge. The research officer will mostly contribute to our exciting Horizon2020 research project called  INHERIT, which is identifying ways of living, moving and consuming that protect the environment and promote health and health equity. This project aims to encourage us to modify our current lifestyles, characterised by a ‘take, make, consume, dispose’ model of growth, to formulate scenarios for a more sustainable future, and to design, implement and test inter-sectoral initiatives to achieve the desired change. For more information please see


  • Administration/coordination: Assisting EuroHealthNet’s research platform in their role as the INHERIT project coordinator, e.g., supporting the implementation process of fifteen INHERIT pilot studies taking place across Europe; tracking requested information to the 18 partner consortium, such as ethics approvals and budgets.
  • Research: Supporting the EuroHealthNet research platform in: communicating with the associate members (centres of research, social equity and public health); identifying/promoting evidence-based approaches to health, equity and wellbeing; building consortia with other researchers; responding to funding opportunities.
  • Communication: Supporting that information on the progress of the project is effectively communicated amongst the 18 partner consortium, that the pilot studies and other INHERIT outcomes are clearly communicated on the INHERIT website, contributing content for the website, newsletter, blogs, etc. Monitoring outputs from relevant sources of information that can feed into or be linked to INHERIT. Actively participating in Teleconference Calls, debates with INHERIT partners from 18 countries, and preparing internal meetings.
  • Events: Preparing and helping organise the INHERIT Transferability Conference taking place in Vienna (November 2018)
  • Cross-cutting: Contributing to other elements of the work programme: as part of EuroHealthNet’s team, you will actively work on internal and external communications, capacity building and knowledge development, administration and events organisation.



  • You are educated to at least degree level in a relevant field and have a minimum of 3 years working experience. You should have a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of research in health, public health or health inequalities, and  environment and sustainability;
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (native speaker level), and proven experience in writing articles, blogs, news releases, reports and policy papers (in English). English writing skills will be tested during the interview.
  • You can deliver high-quality results in a timely fashion and are comfortable working on your own as well as in teams;
  • You are able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously to meet rapidly changing projects and priorities;
  • You are rigorous and organised, with attention to detail;
  • You have good communication and relationship-building skills;
  • You have a proactive mind-set, willing to take the initiative, and a pragmatic approach to problem solving;
  • You have excellent IT skills and are proficient in using the office suite and DropBox.


The following skills and experience are additional assets to your application:

  • You have some knowledge of the research arena at the European level and of the EU institutions;
  • You have some knowledge of other European languages;
  • You have some knowledge of website and social media management, and communications.


This position is offered full-time for 6 months. It will be offered according to Belgian national legislation.

The research officer will report directly to EuroHealthNet’s Research Senior Co-ordinator.

The monthly gross salary range for this post is 2,300€ to 2,800€, depending on the successful candidate experience. EuroHealthNet also offers benefits such as meal vouchers, financial support towards the use public transport to work, presentation allowance, and hospital insurance.


Applicants should send an email to David Hargitt (, with the following subject line: “Research Officer – Maternity Leave Vacancy”. Please include the following two files as attachments (do not include any other attachments): 1) A CV, with filename SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_CV; 2) A motivation letter, one page maximum, with filename SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_ML

Please address the following question in your motivation letter (within the 1-page limit): - In what ways are you suited to the advertised position? Please note that applications that do not follow these instructions will be disregarded. The closing date for applications is May 2, 17:00 CET. Interviews (Skype or in-person) are to be held in the week of May 14, with the appointment to begin as soon as possible after that.


Thank you for your interest in EuroHealthNet


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