Quality Manager

HQ · Graz, ST
Department HQ
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job title: Quality Manager with scientific background

Job Location: The Central Executive Management Office of BBMRI-ERIC in Graz, Austria

Contract: permanent, full-time (40h/week)

Who we are:

BBMRI-ERIC is a European research infrastructure for biobanking and biomolecular resources. We bring together all the main players from the biobanking field – researchers, biobankers, industry, and patients – to boost biomedical research. To that end, we offer quality management services, support with ethical, legal and societal issues, and a number of online tools and software solutions. Ultimately, our goal is to make new treatments possible and enable precision medicine to the fullest.

BBMRI‐ERIC is an inclusive, equal‐opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. Further information on the aims, mission, governance, and statutes of BBMRI‐ERIC can be found at www.bbmri‐eric.eu.

Key Responsibilities and Requirements

Candidates should have a keen interest in quality assurance and quality control aspects of biomedical research and biobanking. With a positive attitude and commitment, the candidate can fit into a European and international team of quality managers, biobankers and biomedical researchers and demonstrate leadership skills in EU projects to represent and work on quality-relevant interests of BBMRI-ERIC. Together with the BBMRI-ERIC Quality Team, the candidate will make an active contribution to all quality-related developments and activities.

The candidate responsible for the following tasks:

  • Development of QM System at BBMRI-ERIC Head office and on request at associated National Node coordination offices level
  • Development and maintenance of management documentation in compliance with the requirements of European and international standards relevant for BBMRI-ERIC community (http://www.bbmri-eric.eu/services/standardisation/)
  • Representation and participation in quality-related aspects in current and future EU projects (https://www.bbmri-eric.eu/eu-grants/)
  • Representation of the management in quality matters in meetings, workshops, webinars, conferences, trainings (https://www.bbmri-eric.eu/services/quality-management/)
  • Support quality issues with scientific competence


  • Higher education, MSc or phD degree in science (e.g. medical sciences, biology, genetics, microbiology, chemistry or equivalent)
  • Certificates as Quality Management Representative / Quality Systems Manger or equivalent
  • Certificates as Auditor, internal Auditor or equivalent



  • Years of experience as Quality Manager in the field of science
  • Years of experience in EU-funded projects
  • Years of experience as auditor in the field of science
  • High accuracy and reliability
  • Advanced Project Management skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent English skills, advanced German skills

Additional skills

  • Experience with Integrated Management Systems in organizations preferably in science/healthcare/biomedical research
  • Experience with implementing and certifying QMS in organizations preferably in science/healthcare/biomedical research
  • Readiness to travel


Employment Terms and Conditions

The succesful candidate will be directly employed by BBMRI-ERIC in its Central Executive Management Office in Graz, Austria. The employment is subject to the Austrian labour law.

What we offer

According to European/international standards for similar roles and responsibilities and requirements of this function, 45,000€ as minimum annual gross salary; final salary dependent on qualifications and experience. In addition, BBMRI-ERIC offers fringe benefits like complementary health insurance, and a private pension scheme. To learn more about working at BBMRI-ERIC, visit www.bbmri-eric.eu/careers/.


Application Procedure

For applications to be considered, candidates must submit:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A Curriculum Vitae [CV] in English, with photo
  • Supporting documents (for example, certified copies of degrees, references, etc.)


For questions or general information, please contact Carmen Cristea, carmen.cristea@bbmri-eric.eu


Deadline for application is the 20.06.2021; anticipated start of work 15.07.2021

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