Synchrotron SOLEIL, a joint CNRS-CEA large scale facility constituted as a Société Civile Française, seeks a Scientific Director.
SOLEIL, located 20 km from Paris, in the center of the rapidly developing Saclay science and innovation campus (10,000 researchers and 50,000 students taking part in the research University Paris-Saclay), is one of the world’s leading synchrotron light sources.
Based on a 2.75 GeV synchrotron source, the SOLEIL facility operates more than 29 beamlines, covering the full range of synchrotron techniques from IR and UV to x-rays.
SOLEIL's multidisciplinary science program covers life sciences, chemistry, physics, materials science, environmental and earth sciences or cultural heritage. It relies on developments at the forefront of synchrotron radiation instrumentation like long beamlines for nano-imaging or ultrafast photon science. International users make up more than 25% of SOLEIL’s users community.
The Scientific Director is member of the Directorate, currently composed of the two Scientific Directors (Directeurs Scientifiques), the Director of Accelerators and Engineering (Directeur Accélerateurs et Ingénierie), the Administrative and Financial Director (Directeur Administratif et Financier), and the Director of IT Strategy and Quality (Directrice de la Stratégie des Systèmes d’Information et de la Qualité). He is under the direct responsibility of the Director General.
The two Scientific Directors share the responsibility of shaping the scientific program to bring it at the forefront of science in the worldwide competition: In particular, they will
· Organize the scientific life of SOLEIL.
· Define and prepare new projects, especially in the context of a major upgrade of the facility, under study.
· Supervise the experimental division (155 staff members, including 80 beamline scientists; and 79 non-permanent staff).
One of the scientific directors belongs to the scientific community of Life Sciences, the other to the Sciences of Matter. They organize their work according to their respective areas of expertise and may have advisers for the most distant scientific fields.
Candidates should be internationally recognized experts in the scientific field of Life Sciences with significant experience in the management of a large scientific group or facility. Experience in a scientific field using synchrotron radiation and, more generally, knowledge of associated techniques and instrumentation would be a plus. The ability to manage a large project will also be an asset. A good knowledge of the French language as well as French institutions will be appreciated. SOLEIL grants the possibility of continuing to have a research activity, in line with the needs of the position.
For further information about the Synchrotron SOLEIL see the website https://www.synchrotron-soleil.fr/en. For further information about the position, please SecretariatDG-Soleil@synchrotron-soleil.fr.
The application process will be in two steps. A letter of interest (1 – 3 pages including a short CV, a description of abilities and motivation for the position) is to be sent to SecretariatDG-Soleil@synchrotron-soleil.fr for preselection before 29 February 2020. Preselected candidates will have to submit a complete application file.Continue reading
|Job location||L'Orme des Merisiers, 91190 Saint-Aubin|
|Published||January 27, 2020|
|Application deadline||February 29, 2020|
|Job types||Researcher,   Management / Leadership  |
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