DIRECTOR OF THE FOUNDATION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS DE FÍSICA DEL COSMOS DE ARAGÓN (CEFCA)

Tipo/Type: 
Otros/Others
Centro/Institution: 
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS DE FÍSICA DEL COSMOS DE ARAGÓN (CEFCA)
País/Country: 
Spain
Fecha limite/Deadline: 
15/07/2016
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Job Announcement: DIRECTOR OF THE FOUNDATION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS DE FÍSICA DEL COSMOS DE ARAGÓN (CEFCA)

PURPOSE OF THE CALL

The Board of the Foundation Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA), following the agreement adopted in its meeting of April 18, 2016, invites applications for the position of Director of CEFCA.

THE CEFCA FOUNDATION

The CEFCA Foundation is an institution belonging to the Government of Aragon including a research center in Astrophysics and Cosmology, the CEFCA, in the city of Teruel, which main activities are focused on the technological development and operation of the Observatorio Astrofisico de Javalambre (OAJ) and its scientific exploitation. The main research lines of CEFCA are Galaxy Evolution and Cosmology.

The governing and administration bodies of the Foundation are the Board, the Director of the Foundation and the Scientific Advisory Committee.

DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION

The CEFCA director has the competences described on the Foundation Statutes (article 21), to reach the highest achievements in its domain of activity (article 6).

The director is responsible for the planning and definition of the staff structure and for the programming, structuring and organization of the work at CEFCA, for the elaboration of the annual budget and Memoir, and to give support to the Board for the achievement of the goals of the Foundation.

The director will also be responsible for the execution of the budget. The director will have the capacity to hire staff, to decide the administrative acts inherent to the daily management and operation of the Foundation, including the capacity to contract, up to a maximum of 18,000 euros, excluding VAT.

REQUIREMENTS

The Director shall be a senior scientist of recognized international prestige with proven experience in research centers and/or scientific-technical infrastructures and large professional experience preferentially in one of the main areas of interest at CEFCA. The Director shall have experience in the leadership of working groups and in obtaining grants through projects and proposals.

In particular it will be considered:

a) The experience in managing scientific infrastructures and/or research centers (or similar) in the public sector

b) The experience in managing Spanish and International competitive projects

c) The experience in getting funds from external sources

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THE SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process will involve the following steps:

1. Evaluation and assessment of the CV

2. Personal interview of the preselected candidates.

3. Decision by the Board of CEFCA

The place, date and time of the personal interview will be notified to the candidates by written communication, at least 48 hours in advance.

THE SELECTION COMMITTEE, APPOINTMENT AND STARTING DATE

Following the Board agreement, the evaluation/pre-selection process will be carried out by a Committee appointed by the Board. The preselected candidates will be proposed to the Board that will take the final decision and will propose a starting date to the selected candidate.

The Committee will be integrated by four persons, three scientists or technologists with international recognition in the areas of interest for CEFCA and a representative of the Government of Aragon.

The expected starting date is September, 1, 2016, subject to negotiation with the candidate.

The applications shall include:
- Declaration of interest to participate in the selection process
- Motivations to apply
- Two letters from director/responsible of previous jobs
- The CV including telephone number and e-mail address for contact.

The documents shall be send to the Selection Committee Secretariat, e-mail: jobs@cefca.es Dead line: 20h:00, 15th July of 2016

Communications Policy

The communications derived from the selection process, including the Job announcement will be inserted in the CEFCA web page, as well as in other media considered convenient: press, international magazines, etc. All the received requests will be treated confidentially.

Candidates shall respond for the veracity of the data contained in their CV and they shall agree to justify them if required.