Audio Visual Technician


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: HD01901

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About this position

The Photolab group is responsible for the imaging, audiovisual and video production needs of EMBL and EMBO in Heidelberg. The postholder will work in a team of three audiovisual technicians, three photographers and one video producer. Responsibilites will include:

Your role

  • IT and Audiovisual support of seminars, meetings, workshops and conferences held in EMBL and EMBO buildings under the direct supervision of the Head of Photolab
  • Maintain Internal and external networks used for live and on demand streaming
  • Roll out Zoom based Videoconferencing EMBL wide and maintain the licensing and support users
  • Work closely with the AV and Conference organisers to design, implement and maintain virtual conference platforms
  • Planning of technical set ups and supporting meeting organizers , including VIP and offsite
  • Supervising and maintaining the physical videoconference meeting rooms.

The position involves weekend work and limited weekday responsibilities, which is included in the 39 hour/week allocation.

You have

We are looking for an AV technician or IT Engineer who has extensive experience in audiovisual support and maintenance together with integration. Higher AV and/or  IT qualifications and certification would be an advantage although our priority is experience including familiarity with AV over IP, Dante Audio networking and NDI. In addition, the incumbent must have good communication and interpersonal skills as well as excellent English language ability. 

You might also have

German language proficiency would be an advantage.

Why join us

Working for EMBL gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good. EMBL is curiosity-driven, community-oriented and international. Competitive salary, a relaxed culture, ongoing professional development, an on-site nursery, canteen and library all make EMBL a great place to work. 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.

What’s it like to work at EMBL? Hear what some of our staff have to say on our YouTube channel http://s.embl.org/lifeatembl.

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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