Legal officer

Context & Job description

Within the Director General's Office, your main tasks will be the following:

  • Provide legal support (drafting, review, interpretation and follow-up) on a variety of contract types, notably:
    • Scientific collaborations
    • Consortium agreements
    • Non-disclosure agreements
    • License agreements and patents
    • MoUs
    • Partnership and other miscellaneous agreements
    • Other institutional arrangements
  • Develop new, and improve existing, contract templates
  • Support the Head of DG Office in the preparation of documentation to be sent to Institutions and to the French Administration
  • Provide advice on the legal and contractual framework of EU and national funding programmes on research, science and innovation
  • Provide support to Procurement Service and Business Development Office on contractual matters
  • Other legal or administrative tasks and ad hoc assignments linked to the position, such as the update/improvement of the contract follow-up process, update of internal regulations, etc.
  • Contribution to the general running of the Office

Expected profile

  • Master's Degree in Law, Business Administration or equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience (legal and business administration practice) in an international environment, ideally in a research organisation
  • Knowledge of contract/business/intellectual property law
  • Experience with EU funding programmes and policy on research, science and innovation
  • Excellent command, both written and spoken, of the English and French languages
  • Excellent use of administrative computing tools and office software (Word, Excel)
  • Well-organised, with problem-solving skills and ability to set priorities
  • Sense of confidentiality
  • Team spirit, but capable of working independently

Working conditions

Permanent contract.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to support your quality of life and your installation in the Grenoble area when relocation is needed.

The monthly salary may be complemented by additional allowances upon eligibility (expatriation allowance, etc.).

Company description

The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France.

Through its innovative engineering, pioneering scientific vision and a strong commitment from its 700 staff members, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research facilities worldwide. Its particle accelerator produces intense X-ray beams that are used by thousands of scientists each year for experiments in diverse fields such as biology, medicine, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials science, and physics.

Supported by 22 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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