Application deadline: 15 October 2020
Proposed start date: late 2020
Term: 5 years (renewable)
The Director will be appointed by the Council for a five-year term (including an initial 6 months probationary period), renewable based on performance.
Compensation: competitive and commensurate with experience.
Location: at the Instruct Hub
Reporting to: Instruct-ERIC Council
S/He will perform the day-to-day management of Instruct-ERIC, including staff management at the Hub and compliance with all relevant regulation. S/He will be responsible for the strategic development and elaborate proposals for the Instruct-ERIC Council. S/He will represent Instruct-ERIC in committees, meetings, and other venues. S/He will lead interface with other RIs, EC, ESFRI, and other consortia. S/He is the legal representative of Instruct-ERIC.
The Integrated Structural Biology — European Research Infrastructure Consortium (Instruct-ERIC) is a pan-European distributed infrastructure whose principal task is to facilitate access to state-of-the-art research facilities and expertise across Europe in order to support excellent science that integrates an understanding of biological structure with cellular function. Part of the ESFRI roadmap since 2006, it has been constituted as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) by the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/1213, of 4 July 2017.
Instruct-ERIC aims to promote innovation in biomedical science and operates on a not-for-profit basis within the scope of the ERIC Regulation. Instruct-ERIC provides open access to cutting edge structural biology, specifically supporting research that uses integrated approaches and technologies. It adheres to the following principles: a) scientific excellence of research is a requirement for providing services and support; b) legal, transparent and non-discriminatory proceedings are cornerstones of the operational model.
Instruct-ERIC is comprised of 15 Members: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, EMBL, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom and one Observer: Greece.
The governing body of Instruct-ERIC is the Council.
Role of the Director:
The Director is the legal representative of Instruct-ERIC according to Article 12 of ERIC Regulation No 723/2009 and executes contracts and other legal and administrative tasks called for by Instruct Council.
The Director adheres to the ambitions of Instruct-ERIC and brings visionary leadership. He/she is responsible for the long-term strategic development and elaborate proposals for the Instruct-ERIC Council that aligns with community needs, positions Instruct within the European Research Infrastructure landscape and maximises the value of the Instruct-ERIC partnership.
The Director is responsible for preparing and submitting full reports of past achievements and future plans as required by the Council to elevate the overall quality, impact, and productivity of Instruct-ERIC.
The Director implements Council decisions and reports on their execution to the Council.
The Director is responsible for identifying additional funding sources to support Instruct Activities, within the framework of the scope outlined in Article 4.
The Director is responsible for promoting Instruct-ERIC to the wider community and for attracting new Members that can contribute scientifically and financially to the research infrastructure.
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Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 30 October 2020 and interviews will be conducted by 15 November 2020. The proposed start date is late 2020.
An international Instruct-ERIC Director Search Committee has been established that will advise Council in the selection of the candidate.
Instruct-ERIC is an inclusive, equal opportunity and non-discrimination employer, offering a challenging and attractive work environment.
Applications are encouraged from citizens of the European Union and associated countries.