Se busca Director Científico para el BC3/Position for BC3 Scientific Director

Seguimos con noticias en el País Vasco. Se busca Director científico para el Basque Centre For Climate Change-BC3, centro donde se organizó el primer workshop de REMEDIA.

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Foto del actual director del BC3 (Prof. Anil Markandya) inaugurando la ponencia invitada de Jean Francois Soussana (INRA) en el año 2012 en el primer workshop de REMEDIA celebrado en  Bilbao.

Abajo dejamos los requerimientos básicos que deben de cumplir los posibles candidatos (en inglés)

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

The BC3 – Basque Centre for Climate Change is a Research Centre based in Bilbao which aims to contribute to long term research on the causes and consequences of climate change in order to foster the creation of knowledge in this multidisciplinary science. This center is part of the network of BERCs – Basque Excellence Research Centers supported by the Basque Government.

BC3 seeks to be a world-class climate change research center aimed at informing decision-making at the Basque, Spanish, and International level by integrating natural and social sciences to address the socio-economic implications of global climate change.

This synergy is realized through our research on low carbon transitions, natural environment and ecosystem services, health, economics and climate policy.

Following the successful completion of its launching phase, BC3 is now looking for a new Scientific Director with excellent scientific quality paired with proven human resources leadership that will lead the consolidation of the center for the future years. Applicants will have a background in either physical or the social sciences but with a strong commitment to the study of climate change.

The Scientific Director should be a person with a proven track record in the area of climate change and at least 15 years research experience after the completion of the PhD. He/ She should also have experience in managing a research institution and have international reputation in the field. The candidates may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted projects, awards, prizes etc.

The position will carry competitive salary and excellent conditions of work. The envisaged starting date of the position will be summer 2015.

Only researchers with a solid research track, senior level and international research experience will be considered.

Position Requirements:

Recognized scientific excellence in the field of climate change:

  • The Scientific Director should be a person with a proven track record in the area of climate change and at least 15 years research experience after the completion of the PhD.
  • Leadership in human resources in science – at least 5 years track record in managing science and research teams on various levels and skills and experience in supporting and nurturing new scientists.
  • Demonstrated experience and a long-term successful track record in obtaining research funding and managing and directing scientific research programs, including a commitment to scientific excellence and accompanying energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to facilitate and foster research efforts at the forefront of science.
  • Strong sense of responsibility, initiative and self-motivation along with an ambition to develop the research center to a world-class standard.
  • Proven capacity to take decisions, both at strategic and operational level.
  • Language: English proficiency.

More details about the position and the recruiting process:

pdf Executive Brief

Applications: Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, including a brief description of research and leadership experience and CV to: scientificdirector@bc3research.org.

Closing date:  27th January 2015 (13:00 PM, CET).

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