Feb 14

Open call for the position of Scientific Director

ACHUCARRO is searching for candidates with a strong research background to join our centre

Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience (ACHUCARRO) is research institute in the field of neuroscience located in the Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) near Bilbao. The centre is part of the Basque Excellence Research Centres' network supported by the Basque Government to develop excellent science in strategic areas of research for the Basque Country and Europe. ACHUCARRO works in frontier and translational research in the field of biology of the neuron-glia interactions. The Board of Trustees of ACHUCARRO is willing to receive applications for the position of Scientific Director of this research organisation.

The new Scientific Director should prove excellent scientific background in the field of neurobiology, paired with strategy and leadership skills to lead the consolidation of the centre for the future years. Only applicants with a strong scientific background will be considered.

The Scientific Director should be a person with a solid research track record in the area of neuroscience and at least 15 years research experience after the completion of the PhD. She/He should also have experience in defining strategies, developing management duties, and have international reputation in the field. Expected candidates may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted projects, awards, prizes, etc.

The position will carry a permanent contract, competitive salary and good working conditions to establish and develop a solid research project in ACHUCARRO. The envisaged starting date of the position will be the second semester of 2020 (or at the earliest convenience of the appointed candidate).