12594 - Advanced Scientific Computing Division Director

Lecce, Italy
Full Time
Institute for Earth System Predictions (IESP)
Senior Manager/Supervisor
CMCC Position
Advanced Scientific Computing Division Director
Deadline: August 5th, 2024

Our Institute for Earth System Predictions (IESP) is building the next generation CMCC core models to advance the understanding of the climate system, address societally relevant key questions related to climate science and advance seamless predictions of the earth system from the global to the local scales and from short term to multi decadal time scales in support of scientifically based decision making.

We are looking for a leader who will guide the ASC Division (Advanced Scientific Computing) to advance the R&D activities on Computational Science applied to the Climate Change for the development of advanced computing techniques and innovative algorithms for an optimal exploitation of numerical models.
The Division Director will be responsible for the coordination of all the existing and future developments of the CMCC climate systems. We expect the Director to drive significant growth within the ASC Division over the next few years and to work with the other IESP divisions in advancing an integrated modelling capability in support of CMCC applications.

CMCC Foundation is a cross-cutting scientific research center on climate change and its interactions with the environment, society, the world of business, and policymakers. Our work aims at stimulating sustainable growth, protecting the environment, and developing strategies for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change. CMCC's core objective is to conduct cutting-edge science, to train the next generation of scientists at both national and international levels, and to be a beacon for climate modelling.

CMCC pursues fundamental and applied science with utmost scientific integrity, prioritizing data-driven science and providing data, information, and research results that can support informed public debate and decision-making processes. To achieve climate research objectives at the highest international standards, we invest in training all our talents, and strive to create a workplace where everyone can excel.

At CMCC you will find a strong, professional environment. Join an inclusive community that values diversity, where every voice is heard and respected. Help foster a culture of innovation and societal change, where individuals from all backgrounds can thrive and succeed.

Over the last decade, CMCC has experienced extraordinary growth. We are now embarking on a new chapter of our journey that will further boost CMCC’s global position in climate change research…Together!

To learn more about this opportunity and submit your application, please refer to the following:

The Director reports to the Institute Director and is responsible for overseeing all research activities within the Foundation's division. According to the Institute's Plans, the Director will oversee the Division's Strategic Plan and the Three-Year Budget for the Division's scientific activities.

In close coordination with the Institute Director, through:
  • Development of a fundraising agenda in line with the objectives of the division and with the strategy of the Institute;
  • Implementation and monitoring of research projects, identifying the priorities concerning the mandate of the division;
  • Coordination with the other Division Directors in the elaboration and submission of funding proposal;
  • Planning management of resources and management of the budget allocated to the division, making efficient use of funding funds;
  • Management of human resources, with a view to guidance and mentoring, facilitating involvement, motivation, satisfaction and growth;
  • Collaboration with the other Division Directors to ensure disciplinary integration;
  • Monitoring of the progress of projects in compliance with deadlines;
  • Networking development in collaboration with the Institute Director;
  • Ensure contacts with communication office to facilitate communication towards research community and society at large;
  • Support the Institute Director in the creation of reports and KPIs for the evaluation of the results achieved.

  • Strong focus on research objectives;
  • Consolidated scientific network;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage personnel;
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise research activities;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • The appointment is assigned by the President based on a joint proposal of the Scientific Director and Institute Director, following internal and external selection;
  • Permanent contract with a 3-year renewable appointment, following evaluation of the achievement of the objectives, based on a "Review" process, defined and coordinated by the Personnel Office and led by the executive leadership in coordination with the Institute Director;
  • The gross annual salary will be based on qualification and working experience; recognition of a variable remuneration portion valued based on the objectives achieved related to the role, in compliance with the provisions of the CMCC internal policies;
  • Welfare package, for minimum 12 months contract;
  • Flexible working time as per internal policies;
  • Support during the immigration process, if needed;
  • The Director will be based at CMCC Lecce office.

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.
Some fiscal benefits could be applied for repatriated workers or foreign researchers/professors, having the requirements defined by Dlgs 147/2015 (for repatriates) or Dl 78/2010 (for foreigners).
CMCC is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status, and other legally protected characteristics. Please omit from your CV any data you or we might consider discriminatory.
This job announcement is an invitation to express interest in the above-mentioned CMCC Position.

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