Join the OFE team as a Policy Research Analyst (Semiconductors)

16 August 2023

Author: Paula Grzegorzewska

Deadline for application: 15 September 2023
Interviews: will start immediately and continue until the vacancy has been filled
Start date: as soon as possible, exact date to be agreed
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of renewal
Location: Brussels, Belgium

About OpenForum Europe
OpenForum Europe (OFE) is a not-for-profit think tank which explains the merits of openness in computing to policy makers and communities across Europe. The openness principles which guide all our activities are: user centricity, competition, flexibility, sustainability, and the importance of relying on the support of a transparent and open community. Originally launched in 2002 to accelerate and broaden the use of Open Source Software (OSS) among businesses, consumers and governments, OFE’s focus has since evolved. The main policy topics that we cover are: open technologies, standardisation, digital government, digital platforms, public procurement, copyright, cloud computing and cybersecurity. 

We are looking for a:

Policy Research Analyst
focus on semiconductors and hardware 

Job description
The Policy Research Analyst will be part of our Brussels team. The main responsibilities will be to:

  • Monitor EU policy developments;
  • Prepare and participate in events and meetings with the community and policymakers;
  • Conduct research on digital policy areas, with a focus on semiconductor policies and open source hardware;
  • Contribute to the delivery of EU projects;
  • Manage community and stakeholder relations;
  • Prepare communication material for the website (press releases, policy papers, policy statements) and social media;

This is a hands-on, intense, and challenging opportunity, with direct policy engagement and research tasks. In this role, the Policy Research Analyst will interact with senior stakeholder representatives in the OFE network and EU policymakers. 

Desired Profile

An ideal candidate combines technical understanding with an interest in EU policy. She/he has:

  • A university degree;
  • Ability to grasp and communicate on complex policy issues;
  • Interest in the EU decision-making process, preferably demonstrated by work experience;
  • Good knowledge of and considerable interest in the ICT industry in general, and the chip industry more specifically (preferable);
  • Experience in semiconductor landscape policy analysis is a plus, 
  • Be initiative-taker, reliable, and able to multitask and prioritise own work;
  • Good interpersonal and team-working skills;
  • Perfect fluency in written and spoken English; other EU languages are considered an asset.

Please apply by email submitting a CV and cover letter only to jobs[at]openforumeurope[dot]org with “Policy Research Analyst (Semiconductors)” in the subject line. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at the above-mentioned email.