The ICTP-EAIFR is a Category 2 UNESCO institute affiliated with the University of Rwanda and is an ICTP Partner Institute (see http://www.ictp.it/programmes/outreach-activities/eaifr.aspx). The institute is newly created with a view to positioning itself as a leading research and teaching institute in eastern Africa. The institute will grow to have at least 6 full time researchers and 8 postdoctoral fellows and a vibrant visiting scientists programme as well hosting a number of meetings every year. There is special focus on a master’s in physics programme with a view to the development of a Ph.D. programme.
Presently the institute has four scientific staff (including the Director) two in the field of condensed matter physics, one in astrophysics/cosmology and one in high energy physics/particle physics. Potential future areas include space physics, HPC, climate change and mathematics.
The institute is committed to diversity and aims for geographical and gender balance.
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
Under the supervision of the Director the incumbent will undertake research in physics of the solid Earth with emphasis on physics of earthquakes and/or physics of volcanoes and will assist and teach in the master’s programmes. Essential responsibilities include:
- Carry out research in the fields of expertise.
- Participate in the organisation of the master’s programme in geophysics.
- Teach at least two courses per annum in the master’s programme.
- Supervise students and postdoctoral fellows at the institute.
- Actively participate in the development and running of a Ph.D. programme in geophysics and
supervise and/or co-supervise Ph.D. students in their fields of research.
- Help organise workshops, meetings etc. that are held by the Institute alone or in collaboration
with other international bodies, especially the ICTP.
- Interface with research staff of the departments of physics, mathematics and engineering at
UR and with the ICTP.
- Keep a collegiate atmosphere within the Institute and with the Earth System Physics section at
- Ph.D. in solid-Earth geophysics or in a related field.
- At least 4 years of relevant professional experience after obtaining the doctorate (2 years of which in an international environment is an asset).
- Experience in lecturing and organising training activities (this experience in a developing country is an asset).
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment as part of a team. Languages:
- Excellent knowledge of English.
BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS
The post is for three years, on successfully completing a probationary period of one year and is renewable upon mutual agreement. The net annual (expatriate) remuneration depends on the actual post and will start at $36,000 net for Senior Lecturer. RAMA medical insurance is provided. There is tax which has been deducted, details of which can be found at www.pwc.com/rw/en/assets/pdf/taxguide2015-rwanda.pdf.
The incumbent automatically has the status of ICTP Associate for 6 years, which allows them to visit the relevant ICTP research group 3 times in that period for a month on each occasion. The conditions for Associates can be found on the ICTP web site.