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Applications are invited from suitable candidates for the position of Director of the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS), http://www.lngs.infn.it/, one of the four INFN National Laboratories. The appointment is intended for four years (with the possibility for a renewal) and its starting date will be 1st October 2012.
LNGS is the largest underground laboratory in the world for experiments in particle physics, particle astrophysics and nuclear astrophysics. It is a worldwide facility for scientists, presently over 900 in number, from 29 different countries, working at about 15 experiments in their different phases. Main research topics of the present programme are: neutrino physics with neutrinos naturally produced in the Sun and in Supernova explosions, neutrino oscillations with a beam from CERN (CNGS program), search for neutrino mass in neutrinoless double beta decay, dark matter search, nuclear reactions of astrophysical interest.
Candidates should have an outstanding record of research in particle physics or particle astrophysics. Knowledge of the scientific programme at the laboratory would be an advantage. Basic knowledge of Italian language is required.
Applications should include a covering letter, a full CV, a list of publications, a short (no longer than 1 page) "statement of interest" and the names of at least two referees to be contacted, if needed.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 9 July 2012.
Candidates can apply to one of the following:
firstname.lastname@example.org, with email subject LNGS Director
LNGS Director Selection Committee,
Piazza dei Caprettari, 70,
For queries about the application, contact:
Dr. G. Dionisio, INFN Headquarters