[Neutron] Scientific relations manager at ILL

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Tue Jul 11 12:23:46 CDT 2006

_Vacancy for a Scientific relations Manager_

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is 
Europe's leading research facility for fundamental research using 
neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, 
reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific 
instruments. The Institute welcomes 1700 visiting scientists per year to 
carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, 
soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. Funded 
primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United 
Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements 
with 9 other European countries.
The ILL is seeking to appoint an ambitious scientist to take up a 
challenging position as:



 This post is an important one, sitting at the boundaries of science, 
research policies, administration and public relations. As successful 
candidate, you will actively acquire a real and practical understanding 
of the ILL's vast range of scientific and technical activities, 
especially concerning the suite of public and private instruments that 
use the ILL's neutron beams.
Assigned directly to the Director of the ILL, your main duties will be 
as follows:

-          Scientific relations issues: you will assist the Director in 
all scientific relations issues.

-          Scientific Council: as Secretary of the Scientific Council, 
you will be responsible for preparing the agenda of the twice-yearly 
meeting of the Council in collaboration with the Chairman and the ILL 

-          Collaborating Research Group instruments (CRGs): you will be 
responsible for the administration and the integration into ILL 
operations of these long-term projects run by international scientific 

-          Science Policy Board: you will be a member and secretary of 
the Science Policy Board.

-          International Relations: involvement in establishing 
high-level relations with representatives of European countries in a 
drive to attract new partners to the ILL.

-         Relations with other European laboratories: you may be called 
on to attend meetings with representatives of other European scientific 
research organisations.

-         Intellectual property policy: you will be responsible for 
ILL's intellectual property issues.

**Qualifications and experience:**
Highly motivated scientist with a keen interest in research management. 
5 years' working/user experience at a neutron facility or some other 
large-scale facility would be an advantage.
Language skills: excellent command of English and working knowledge of 
French required; knowledge of German and/or another language of one of 
the ILL's partners would be an advantage.
Excellent interpersonal and presentational skills are essential.
This is a *5-year contract**.*
The ILL encourages applications from partner organisations under a 
secondment agreement in order to foster international cooperation.

Applications for this post should be sent, quoting reference *06/28*, no 
later than *01.09.2006,* to:

*The Head of Human Resources  - **INSTITUT LAUE-LANGEVIN
B.P. 156 - 38042 **GRENOBLE** CEDEX 9 - **France

/ILL is an equal opportunities employer and encourages both men and 
women with relevant qualifications to apply./
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