Director Position at the Imdea Water Institute

IMDEA Water

Alcala de Henares, Spain 🇪🇸

IMDEA Water is a non-profit research Institute, promoted by the Regional Government of Madrid, to carry out research in water technologies. This Institute is part of the IMDEA network, the institutional framework that combines support from both the public and private sectors and harmonizes research with market demand, strengthening the presence of the private sector in science.

It complies with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

DESCRIPTION

The IMDEA Water Foundation launches this call to fill the position of Director of the Institute.

The selected director is expected to lead the Institute driving its scientific excellence and facilitating the transfer of knowledge to society and contributing to its sustainability.

It will correspond to the director:

  • To direct, promote and supervise all the activities of the Foundation, within the guidelines established by the Board of Trustees.
  • To hire personnel at the service of the Foundation and act as the hierarchical superior of all Foundation personnel.
  • To coordinate the elaboration of the action plans of the Foundation, determining its needs and resources, as well as the means necessary to achieve the aims of the foundation.
  • To formulate budgets and annual accounts.
  • To determine the distribution and application of the funds available for the purposes of the Foundation, within the general limits established by the Board of Trustees.

REQUIREMENTS

The candidates must demonstrate a high level in the following aspects: 

a)    Leadership and management skills. Experience in management of R&D centers or units.
b)    Scientific and technological capacity in water technology and management.
c)    Capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship in the area.  Contribution to the transformation of the water socioeconomy. 
d)    Capacity for communication and dissemination of scientific and technological advances in the water sector.

Candidates must present the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae (in Spanish or English) according to the following format (template available here):

CURRICULUM VITAE (The document may not exceed a maximum of six pages in total)

Part A. PERSONAL INFORMATION

First and Family name   

Age    

ID number

Address and Country     

Phone number

E-mail

A1. Current position

Institution          

Department      

Position             

Key words        

A2. Education

A3. Personal statement. CV summary (max. 1500 characters)

Part B. LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS. EXPERTISE IN MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH CENTERS OR UNITS.

B1. Positions with institutional responsibilities.

B2. Other positions related to leadership and management of science.

Part C. SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE IN THE AREA OF WATER TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

C1. Bibliometric data.

C2. Selected publications representative of the scientific career (max. 10 publications indicating quartile and 5-year impact factor).

C3. Selected research projects and grants (max. 5 selected grants).

Part D. INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACTIVITIES. CONTRIBUTION TO THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SOCIOECONOMIC ECOSYSTEM OF THE WATER SECTOR.

D1. Innovation projects.

D2. Licensed patents.

D3. Entrepreneurship activities.

D4. Selected relevant contracts with companies.

PART E. RELEVANT COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES.

E1. Communication and dissemination activity

E2. Training activity

OTHER MERITS

Only applications submitted through this employment platform and with the aforementioned documentation (CV in the format established in this call) will be accepted to be part of the selection process.

CVs in any other format and length will not be accepted.

Applications after the deadline will not be accepted.

Candidates may be called for personal interviews and they may also be required to submit a project for the Institute, as well as the documents verifiably attesting to the information presented on their CV.

SELECTION CRITERIA

In accordance with the Foundation’s Bylaws, the Director shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees from among persons of prestige in the field of water technology and management, the subject matter of Foundation, qualified for the exercise of the position and with demonstrable experience in directing groups, projects or institutions.

Candidates will be evaluated based on the eligibility criteria. In accordance with the Foundation’s Bylaws, the Scientific Council shall advise the Board of Trustees in the selection process.

Each candidate will be notified individually of the decision of selection or non-selection resulting from the process.

CONDITIONS

Full-time contract with remuneration according to the responsibilities of the position, the merits and worth of the selected candidate.

WORKPLACE

IMDEA Water Foundation. Avda. Punto Com 2, 28805 Alcalá de Henares (Spain)

Final decisions will be personally communicated by e-mail to all candidates


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL