HERA (Health and Environment Research Agenda) is an ambitious program (Coordination and Support Action) funded by the European Commission with the objective of proposing a European research agenda for 2020-2030 in the fields of Environment, Climate and Health. Its expected duration is three years ( Inserm is coordinating this project, which includes 23 European partners. The first step is to identify the research needs identified by the stakeholders (European and national public institutions, companies, NGOs, etc.), the knowledge gaps identified by the major networks and research institutes in the field, and thus establish an agenda proposing the themes and tools that are critical to make progress in this field. This agenda will need to be aligned with the goals of sustainable development as set out by WHO and ministerial meetings.

OBERON (an integrative strategy of testing systems for identification of EDs related to metabolic disorders) is an interdisciplinary international scientific project, which plan to build an integrated testing strategy (ITS) to detect endocrine disrupting chemicals-related metabolic disorders by developing, improving and validating a battery of test systems ( Inserm is also coordinating this H2020 project, that involves 11 European partners for a duration of 5 years (2019-2023). OBERON is part of the cluster EURION that was established to optimize synergies and avoid overlaps between the eight projects selected for funding from the call SC1-BHC-27-2018 ‘New testing and screening methods to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals.


The European project manager will be responsible for supervising the effective implementation and monitoring of the different work packages of the both projects. He/she will ensure that partners’ commitments are respected, that deadlines are met, and that the quality of deliverables is met. He/she will be more particularly in charge of the main deliverables describing the final research agenda of the HERA project, and of the scientific reports of OBERON and EURION related works (workshops, webinar). He/she will have to coordinate the work of scientists from different European institutes and agencies, to participate to WP meetings, establish minutes and organize meetings (on site and virtual). He/she will also be responsible for the social media communication of OBERON (twitter).


Global management of projects progress, commitments and deadlines.

Design of the research agenda proposed to the commission in conjunction with the coordinator, co-coordinator and project partners

Organization of the activities of the different project bodies: management committee, executive committee, general assembly, scientific council, stakeholder advisory council

Organization of consortium meetings: Ensure the organization, logistics, content development and reporting)

Monitoring of contractual deadlines (deliverables, activity reports, participation in financial reports) in close connection with the supervising institution.

Coordination of some consortium programs

Contribution to the implementation of internal and external communication tools (website, dissemination of information, promotion, press relations, etc.)

Representation of the scientific manager of the program with institutional partners.

Participation in WP meetings, annual meetings, writing the minutes

Management of the scientific reports.


Solid scientific training with a master of science degree level or equivalent

Specialization in environment/toxicology would be an advantage

Ability to interact with scientists and decision-makers from diverse backgrounds

Knowledge of the organization of research in France and Europe

Knowledge of European research programs and their instruments

Capacity to synthesize and popularize European information

Writing skills (writing notes, reports, correspondence)

Production and analysis of quantified data

Mastery of documentary research techniques in scientific databases

Capacity for scientific synthesis

Fluent in written and spoken in English

Ability to work in a multi-cultural context

Autonomy, responsiveness, analytical skills and strength of proposal

This position can be filled through secondment or contractual recruitment for one year, renewable.

Remuneration according to the salary grid based on CV, responsibilities and experience.

To apply, please send the CV and cover letter to Robert Barouki ( and Karine Audouze (

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