The European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure (ECCSEL) was established in June 2017 as a permanent pan-European distributed research infrastructure, an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium). Within the 5 European founding Member countries, 14 service providers offer open access to 55 world class research facilities across Europe. ECCSEL is expected to grow both in terms of Members and heavy investments in upgraded and new facilities. The Headquarters with ECCSEL’s Operations Centre is located in Trondheim, Norway. More information on ECCSEL is available here: www.eccsel.org.
ECCSEL ERIC is now seeking to recruit the Director Pan European research infrastructure on CCS technology.
As Director/CEO and chief scientific officer you will be responsible for establishing ECCSEL as the preferred European research infrastructure, contributing to deployment of CCS technology. In this unique Pan European role you will be expected to:
We are inviting contact with candidates that have a higher university degree in Technology or Natural Sciences. Relevant scientific CCS knowledge is desirable, in combination with a documented track record from securing public-private capital investments on senior industry and governmental level.
The Director must also demonstrate management capabilities, including experience in financial/budgetary management, organizational development and team leadership in an international organization. Experience from stakeholder engagement with industrial, governmental and research communities in an international context will also be required.
Experience from the European Research Area, ESFRI process as well as on key funding mechanisms available will be beneficial. Connections with relevant key European universities, research institutes and industry will also be valued.
Applications for the position are encouraged from citizens of the European Union and Associated Countries, and the Director is expected to have his/her daily office at the Operations Centre in Trondheim, Norway. Regular travel to service providers, national nodes of ECCSEL and stakeholders to build international relationships, is an important part of the role. ECCSEL is an inclusive, equal-opportunity and non-discriminatory employer.
The Director will be appointed for a five year period and can be re-appointed once. A competitive salary, based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate, will be offered. Employment will be in Norway and follow Norwegian employment law.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly by our executive search partner and should be prepared to participate in an interview and other activities with members of the ECCSEL Recruitment Committee at a location to be agreed.
Anticipated start date in office for the appointed Director: August/September 2018.
For more information, questions can be directed in full confidence to our executive search partners at Amrop Delphi; Mr Svein Olsen Mellemsæter, ph + 47 40 492 684 or Mrs Bente A Paulsrud, ph + 47 911 08 165.
To submit an application, please submit a short application letter and your Curriculum Vitae, marked with "56033" to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for receipt of applications: February 1st 2018.
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