Director for Astrophysics

International Space Science Institute
Fecha limite/Deadline: 
Director for Astrophysics
Under the leadership of the Executive Director, each of the three Directors of ISSI provides the inspirational scientific environment of the Institute in her/his area of research, namely, (i) Earth Observations, (ii) Physics of the solar system and planetary sciences, and (iii) Astrophysics and Cosmology. The directors are the driving force behind the various activities taking place at ISSI in their fields of research: scientific workshops, forums, working groups and international teams. Their recognized scientific stature ensures the visibility and guarantees the high scientific standards of the Institute. 
Scientists corresponding to the above profile, working in any area of space sciences in relation to Astrophysics and Cosmology are encouraged to apply.  
The new Director is expected to spend about 30% (negotiable) of her/his time working for ISSI at the Institutes premises in Bern, Switzerland, starting in July 2017 or by agreement. The appointment will be for a period of four years renewable once. 
Interested scientists should submit their applications (a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae) in one single pdf file, simultaneously to the chair of the Search Committee and the secretariat of ISSI, at their earliest convenience but no later than February 28, 2017. 
Prof. Jean-Pierre Swings    
Université de Liège 
Institut d'Astrophysique et Géophysique 
Allée du 6 Août, 17 
B-4000 Liège  
Silvia Wenger 
International Space Science Institute 
Hallerstrasse 6 
3012 Bern 
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