*for positions at our partner sites, please see heading below.

Vacancy notice for the Director General of EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC

EU-OPENSCREEN is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), an international not-for-profit organisation, with a focus on chemical biology. It was founded in April 2018 and is supported by ten member countries: the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

Together with 33 expert centres in our 10 member countries, we support international researchers in developing novel chemical probes and drug candidates. EU-OPENSCREEN provides researchers with access to the most advanced screening and medicinal chemistry technologies and expertise, and a rationally designed compound collection. EU-OPENSCREEN is committed to the FAIR data principles to advance research in the life sciences.

The headquarter of EU-OPENSCREEN is on the Science Campus Buch in Berlin, Germany, where numerous prestigious research institutes and biotech companies are located. Further information on EU-OPENSCREEN can be found at www.eu-openscreen.eu.


The Director General will act as the legal representative and the chief executive officer of EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC. S/he will be accountable to the Assembly of Members of the EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC for the performance of the following areas:

  • leadership of an international organisation,
  • definition of the future strategy of EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC,
  • management of the head office,
  • efficient scientific and technical management of EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC,
  • preparation and execution of its financial and administrative management,
  • support of the Assembly of Members by setting the agenda of its meetings and preparation of its deliberations and decisions; as well as ensuring the execution of the decisions of the Assembly of Members,
  • leading the interactions with external stakeholders, coordination of public relations, dissemination activities and outreach to potential users,
  • coordination of fund-raising activities.

Requirements of the role

  • PhD in biology, chemistry, biophysics, or a related discipline,
  • track record of R&D leadership roles at academic institutions or pharmaceutical companies,
  • experience with funding bodies, governmental institutions and international cooperation,
  • strategic vision coupled with excellent operational skills to lead a pan-European research infrastructure,
  • strong oral and written communication skills in English; good knowledge of German is an advantage

Employment terms and conditions

  • EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC will employ the Director General.
  • The Director General should work predominantly on-site.
  • Attractive salary based on personal prerequisites. The position offered is full-time.

Summary of  the application process

Applications must be submitted via
https://upload.vdivde-it.de/upload/?receiver=EU-OS-DG@vdivde-it.de Applications using other means are not accepted.

The application should contain:

  • A cover letter including motivation for the position as well as the salary expectations
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Signed Data Protection Information Sheet

You can find the Data Protection Information Sheet at the end of the vacancy notice.

Applications submitted after April 30, 2023 may not be considered.

The recruitment procedure will be as follows:

  1. The top candidates are invited to give a presentation on-site in Berlin to the Selection Panel. This is scheduled for 30 May 2023.
  2. The final candidate will be invited for negotiations in June 2023.
  3. The official appointment of the Director General of EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC depends on the availability of the candidate. It should not be later than January 2024.

For further enquiries regarding the position, please contact Robert Puschmann (EU-OS-DG@vdivde-it.de).

Download the Dataprotection Information Sheet here: Dataprotection Information Sheet

For our Finance department we are looking for a

Finance Officer in the area of EU Projects - Third Party Funding Management (m/f/d) (Job Code FO-EU)

Initially limited to 2 years

Part-time 20h/week

Start: immediately (April 2023)


  • Planning of personnel costs within Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe projects.
  • Independent preparation and processing of human resources data and reports as well as ad hoc requests.
  • Collaboration tracking expenses incurred in the frame of third party funded projects.
  • Preparation of financial reports for the ongoing EU projects.
  • Preparation of plan/actual analyses
  • Development of recommendations for action and control measures
  • Collaboration in the preparation of the HR budget

Required qualification:

  • Commercial training (for example, office clerk, industrial clerk, hotel clerk, insurance and finance clerk, retail clerk)
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or comparable qualification
  • Career changers are welcome
  • Very good analytical skills
  • High motivation, ability to work in a team
  • Very good Excel skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Very good knowledge of German, good knowledge of English is an advantage

We offer:

  • A motivated, international team with modern offices on the science campus Berlin-Buch.
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunities for hybrid working
  • 30 days holiday
  • Company pension
  • Cafeteria and fitness facilities on campus
  • Mobile phone and laptop

Application: Please send us the usual application documents with a short letter of motivation and details of your salary expectations in a single PDF file to: jobs@eu-openscreen.eu.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact our HR Manager Maren Kappe at maren.kappe@eu-openscreen.eu.


German Translation: 

Für unseren Bereich Finanzen suchen wir mit sofortiger Wirkung eine/n

Sachbearbeiter Finanzen im Bereich EU-Projekte Drittmittelverwaltung (m/w/d)

Zunächst befristet auf 2 Jahre

In Teilzeit 20h/Woche

Beginn: ab sofort (Januar 2023)


  • Planung der Personalkosten im Rahmen von Horizon 2020 und Horizon Europe Projekten.
  • Eigenständige Vor- und Aufbereitung personalwirtschaftlicher Daten und Reports sowie von ad hoc Anfragen, Erstellung von Finanzberichten für die laufenden EU-Projekte
  • Anfertigung von Plan-/Ist-Analysen
  • Entwicklung von Handlungsempfehlungen und Steuerungsmaßnahmen
  • Mitarbeit bei der Erstellung des HR Budgets

Erforderliche Qualifikation:

  • Kaufmännische Ausbildung (zum Beispiel Bürokauffrau/-mann, Industriekauffrau/-mann, Hotelkauffrau/-mann, Kauffrau/-mann für Versicherungen und Finanzen, Einzelhandelskauffrau/-mann) Bachelorabschluss in einem betriebswirtschaftlichen Studium oder eine vergleichbare Qualifikation
  • Quereinsteiger sind willkommen
  • Bachelorabschluss in einem betriebswirtschaftlichen Studium oder eine vergleichbare Qualifikation
  • Sehr gute analytische Fähigkeiten
  • Hohe Motivation, Teamfähigkeit sowie eine lösungsorientierte und sorgfältige Arbeitsweise
  • Sicherer Umgang mit MS Office, insbesondere Excel
  • Liebe zum Detail
  • Sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse, gute Englischkenntnisse sind von Vorteil

Wir bieten:

  • Ein motiviertes, internationales Team mit modernen Büros auf dem Wissenschaftscampus Berlin-Buch.
  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten
  • Möglichkeiten zum hybriden Arbeiten
  • 30 Tage Urlaub
  • Betriebsrente
  • Mensa und Fitnessmöglichkeiten auf dem Campus
  • Diensthandy und Laptop werden gestellt

Bewerbung: Bitte senden Sie uns die üblichen Bewerbungsunterlagen mit einem kurzen Motivationsschreiben und Angabe Ihrer Gehaltsvorstellungen in einem single PDF an: jobs@eu-openscreen.eu

Für Fragen zu dieser Position steht Ihnen Frau Maren Kappe zur Verfügung: maren.kappe@eu-openscreen.eu .


Positions at our partner sites

PhD Fellow in Target Identification and ADMET Profiling of New Anti-Microbial Natural Compounds at UiT the Arctic University of Tromso

A PhD position is available at The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS), Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) within the research group Marbio. Marbio is a highcapacity analysis platform for the identification, isolation, and characterization of bioactive compounds from plants, animals, and microorganisms. The screening platform at Marbio includes anti-bacterial-, anti-cancer-, anti-diabetic-, anti-inflammatory-, antioxidant- and immunostimulant assays.

The position is for a period of three years, without teaching duties to NCFS. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. The position will also include secondments (around 5 months in total) at several European research institutions. During the secondments, the PhD fellow will expand their knowledge within several topics, including computational modelling and ADMET tools. Following mobility rules conditioned by funding within the Doctoral Networks, the candidate must not have worked or lived in Norway more than 12 months the past 36 months. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

More information and the application procedure can be found here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/242004/phd-fellow-in-target-identification-and-admet-profiling-of-new-anti-microbial-natural-compounds



2/1/22: Portugal, Rui Moreira, Tiago Rodrigues, Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa

  • 2 PhD positions within the scope of the project “Fragment-Screen: From fragments to high affinity binders interfacing integrated structural biology, medicinal chemistry and artificial intelligence”, funded by the #europeanunion through the #horizoneurope program.
  • Read more here.