Institut Laue Langevin (ILL)

Director of the Institut Laue Langevin

Institut Laue Langevin

Grenoble, France

Job Title: Director of the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL)
Organisation: Institut Laue Langevin (ILL)
Location: European Photon and Neutron (EPN) Science Campus, Grenoble, France
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Fixed Term (5 years)
Start date 1st October 2021
Advert closing date: 30th June 2020

About the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL)
The Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) is an international neutron scattering research facility, based around a nuclear reactor. As the world’s flagship centre for neutron science, the ILL provides scientists with a very high flux of neutrons feeding some 40 state-of-the-art instruments.
The ILL makes its facilities and expertise available to visiting scientists. Every year, about 1400 researchers from over 40 countries visit the ILL and 640 experiments selected by a scientific review committee are performed. Research focuses primarily on fundamental science in a variety of fields: condensed matter physics, chemistry, biology, nuclear physics and materials science, etc.

The ILL is a French private company in Grenoble, France underpinned by an intergovernmental convention signed by France, Germany and the UK. The ILL is owned and funded by the Associates: France, Germany and the UK; with additional funding provided by another ten countries.

About the position
The UK Associate of the ILL (the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation [UKRI]), is seeking to recruit a Director for the ILL, a post that will become vacant from the 01 October 2021. The appointment is for a fixed term of five years and will be based in Grenoble.

As the Director (and manager) of the ILL, your responsibilities will include:
 Comply with, and ensure that the ILL staff comply with, the legal and regulatory provisions
 Comply and ensure compliance with all the internal procedures, rules and regulations applicable at the ILL (organisational and Director’s notes, Management Board decisions, etc.)
 Manage and organise the ILL (supervision of staff, coordination of activities, management of the service budget, etc.)
 Define the ILL’s overall strategy and ensure that the ILL and its resources are managed as well as possible
 Define and implement ILL’s science policy and procedures with the aim of ensuring and reinforcing its international reputation in neutron science and technology
 Take responsibility for the ILL’s scientific activities
 Give and withdraw powers to act in the ILL’s name, by written notice
 Consult the Scientific Council on the preparation of the scientific programme, on the use of the technical and scientific installations, and on the preparation of the parts of the budgets concerning the ILL’s scientific activities
 Chair the meetings of the directors and Management Board

About you
We are seeking a scientist of international standing, with experience of neutron scattering, who can bring vision, leadership and strong management skills to the role to ensure that the ILL remains at the forefront of world activity. As the UK nominee, the post-holder will also be required to act as the interface between the ILL and the STFC. It is therefore expected that the applicant will have a good knowledge of the UK Research Council system and of the UK research community. A good working knowledge of French, or a willingness to become proficient on appointment, is essential for this post. Knowledge of German would be desirable but is not essential.
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