HFSP launches search for the next Secretary General
The Board of Trustees of the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), representing the member countries*, invites applications and nominations for the position of Secretary General (SG) of HFSP. The SG is responsible for the implementation of the Program and is the public voice for HFSP in the world of global science funding. HFSP supports research into the complex mechanisms of living organisms, promoting international collaboration in the spirit of science without borders. It offers funding programs that enable innovative, cutting-edge and high-risk research at the frontiers of the life sciences and actively fosters the financial and intellectual independence of early-career researchers. The SG therefore should be:
An internationally recognized and respected scientist, preferably with senior-level scientific management experience, who is convinced of the distinctive value of international collaboration and is therefore able to make a compelling case for the support and promotion of frontier research globally, strengthening this prestigious Program and leading it into the next period of its development;
- An innovative researcher, qualified in a field relevant to the scientific priorities of the Program, who understands the importance of novel approaches for the development of life-science research. The SG will be based in Strasbourg, France for the duration of the appointment, which begins July 2015 for a renewable term of 3 years. Candidates must be citizens of an HFSP member country.
Applications and nominations, accompanied by a CV, should be sent to SecGen@hfsp.org by 30 November 2013. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may also be addressed to HFSP’s search consultant, Craig Smith, PhD, of Opus Partners: email@example.com.
*Member countries are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the UK, USA and EU.