IIT is a leading Italian research institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Education, University, and Research. Its mission is centered on world- leading multidisciplinary research and technology transfer. In little more than a decade, IIT has achieved a prominent international standing in its core domains: robotics, nanomaterials, technologies for life sciences and computational research. The Institute has more than 1600 staff members from 58 countries, and over 70 principal investigators. The headquarters are in Genoa - 2 sites -, with a network of 11 centers throughout Italy, and 2 outstations in the US. It is host to 11 joint laboratories with international companies and institutions, and 17 start-ups. For details, see https://iit.it/about-us/institute.
The Scientific Director is the leader of the research strategy of the Foundation. He/she is a key figure within IIT’s governance and reports to the President of the IIT Executive Committee. His/her responsibilities include shaping the scientific strategy, supervising and directing the independent research activities of principal investigators and their teams, promoting the transformation of research ideas into applicable technologies, attracting top scientists, recruiting and supporting the professional development of staff members, overseeing advanced educational programs for doctoral candidates and postdocs, and representing IIT in research and dissemination events.
The Scientific Director is a statutory manager of the IIT Foundation, and a member of the Executive Committee. He/she will be appointed by the Board of Trustees and will be awarded a 4-year contract, renewable twice, and a permanent contract as a tenured Senior Scientist, starting from January 1st 2020. The role requires a full-time commitment and is not compatible with affiliation to any other organization. Salary and remuneration package will be in line with current European standards.
The ideal candidate is an internationally renowned and visionary scientist with an outstanding track record in at least one of the IIT main domains, and direct involvement in multidisciplinary activities. He/ she should have experience in leading top-level research institutions, and/or large-scale research projects, and proven experience in successfully facilitating the transfer of research results into patents, applicable technologies and start-ups. The selection will be made by an independent International Committee that will draw up a list of eligible candidates, and after interviews will recommend a final slate to the Foundation. Interviews are expected to take place at the end of January 2019.
IIT is an equal opportunity employer, promotes diversity, and especially encourages women candidates.
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