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Director for the Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications (TIFPA)

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Company & location
INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Rome, Italy
Masters (MA/MSci/MSc/MEng/etc.)
Closing date
Apr 4, 2018
Last updated
Mar 5, 2018

INFN seeks a distinguished scientist to fill the position of Director of the Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications (TIFPA, website: The appointment is intended for four years (with the possibility for a renewal) and its starting date will be not later than August 1, 2018.

TIFPA is the INFN scientific-technological Centre conceived to foster collaboration between INFN, the University of Trento, the Foundation Bruno Kessler (FBK) and the Province of Trento healthcare agency (APSS). The research program at TIFPA relies on the development of cutting-edge technologies for High Energy, Astro-Particle and Nuclear Physics and their exploitation in innovative applications of social and industrial interest.

The successful candidate is expected to hold an outstanding track record in TIFPA research fields and associated technologies, recognized leadership talent and demonstrated project management skills. Good knowledge of the Italian language is required.

To be considered for the job, Italian candidates should also hold one of the following qualifications:
- “Dirigente di Ricerca” or “Dirigente Tecnologo” at INFN or at other Italian research institutions;
- full Professor (“Professore Ordinario”) at an Italian University.
Foreign candidates, or Italian candidates 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 hold at least one of the following qualifications:
- full professorship;
- extensive experience in high responsibility positions in qualified foreign or international research institutions;
- highest scientific award internationally recognized.

Applications should be written in English and must 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.

Candidates can apply by using one of the following ways:
1. e-mail: , quoting "TIFPA Director" as subject.
2. mail: INFN Headquarters, “TIFPA Director Selection Committee”, Piazza dei Caprettari, 70, I-00186, Rome

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4th April 2018.

For queries about the application, please contact Dr. Giovanni Dionisio (