Job opening: Director of CNAF, Bologna

Pubblicato su New Scientist
Recruiter: INFN – Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare
Posted: 24 June 2013
Closes: 22 July 2013
Location: Bologna
Contract Type: Contract
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary

Further information

Director of CNAF, the National Center of INFN for Research and Development into the field of Information Technologies applied to High-Energy physics experiments

INFN seeks a distinguished scientist to fill the position of Director of the National Center of INFN for Research and Development into the field of Information Technologies applied to High-Energy physics experiments (CNAF). The appointment is intended for four years (with the possibility for a renewal) and its starting date will be the 1st of October 2013.

CNAF ( operates the main INFN computing center whose mission is to function as a regional Tier1 center for all the LHC experiments and as the primary provider of computing and data management services for many other INFN research groups and collaborations. CNAF is heavily involved in the management and development of the Italian (IGI) and European (IGI) distributed computing infrastructure and partecipates in several national and international R&D projects. CNAF also manages a variety of key services used by the entire INFN research cummunity, including the INFN Information System, the central INFN network services, the centralized software contract and distributed licensing service and a growing set of national collaboration and communication tools.

The successful candidate is expected to hold an outstanding experience in scientific computing, recognized leadership talent and demonstrated project management skills.  Priority will be given to candidates with specific knowledge regarding the activities carried out at CNAF. Good knowledge of the Italian language is required.

To be considered for the job, candidates should also hold one of the following qualifications:
• “Dirigente di Ricerca” or “Dirigente Tecnologo” in INFN or in other Italian Research Institutions
• “Professore Ordinario” or “Professore Straordinario” in an Italian University

Foreign scientists, or Italian scientists who reside in foreign countries, can also qualify if:
• they have been predominantly active in scientific or technological research activities of interest for INFN and
• either hold a “full professor” position at a foreign University or have played high responsibility roles in qualified foreign or International research Institutions

Applications should include a covering letter, a full CV, a list of publications, a short (no longer than one page) statement of research interests, and the names of at least two referees to be contacted, if needed.

Closing date for receipt of applications is the 22nd July 2013

Candidates should submit the application and related documentation directly to the Presidenza INFN by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button quoting “CNAF Director” as email subject.

Alternatively the documentation can be sent to:
Presidenza INFN,
CNAF Director Selection Committee,
Piazza dei Caprettari, 70,
I-00186, Rome

For queries about the application please contact
Giovanni Dionisio, INFN Headquarters


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