Photographer


Key information

  • Location: EMBL Heidelberg
  • Staff category: Staff Member
  • Job type: Technical Support
  • Contract duration: 3 years (renewable)
  • Grading: 4, 5 or 6; depending on qualification and experience
  • Closing date: 31 January 2021
  • Reference number: HD01900

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About this position

The photographer will join a team of eight, providing modern photographic, video and conference services in a large international scientific research environment. 

Your role

As a member of the Photographic Section, the post holder will be expected to undertake digital imaging and processing, studio and location photography and extensive printing as well as general photographic duties. Conference support, video capture and streaming together with videoconference support are also a smaller part of the work, supporting the AV technicians in the group.

You have

The ideal candidate should have higher photographic qualifications and/or relevant imaging/photographic/printing experience. Familiarity with quality digital printing, Macintosh and PC platforms, Imaging and Graphics software is essential. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Final Cut Pro, Acrobat, and Microsoft Office are just some of the software packages supported. Good communication and interpersonal skills are esssential. Fluency in English is necessary. 

You might also have

Experience in Zoom and Lifesize Videoconferencing support and website maintenance would be an advantage. Knowledge of French or German would also be advantage.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.

What else you need to know

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

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