Senior Research Scientist
Post Number : 1ITSC0804TP
Grade : P-4
Parent Sector : Natural Sciences Sector (SC)
Duty Station: Trieste
Job Family: Programme Coordination
Type of contract : Fixed Term
Duration of contract : 2 years
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 14-NOV-2021
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam and located in Trieste (Italy), the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers.
Under the supervision of the Head of Section and the coordination of the Senior Coordinator (Research and Partnerships), the incumbent will lead the sub-group of Research Scientists and will perform and coordinate front-line research in Condensed Matter, and may provide leadership to one of the ICTP Programmes as necessary. In particular, the incumbent will be required to:Long Description
- Identify, develop and implement innovative research projects, ensuring that the research team stays on top of the latest scientific developments.
- Collaborate with leading research institutions worldwide to exchange scientific information and promote joint research and scientific collaboration programmes, while providing guidance and mentoring to junior members of the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Section, as well as to post-doctoral fellows, associates and visitors.
- Participate in the selection of the Diploma, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, teach in the Diploma programme and supervise Diploma and possibly Ph.D students' thesis.
- Establish wide cooperation with scientists from developing countries, also organising ICTP meetings and external activities in own field of research at ICTP and in developing countries.
- Provide authoritative advice to the Division Director on programme planning and implementation, also ensuring that all high level needs, such as agreements, funding, selection procedures and coordination of the scientific work with the scientific faculty, needed for the proper running and success of these programmes are in place and functioning.
- Advanced University degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Physics or a related discipline.
- Minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in condensed matter and/or statistical physics or a related field, of which preferably at least 3 years at international level.
- Internationally recognized research achievements in physics of quantum many-body systems, quantum information processing, quantum transport or a related field.
- Experience in the teaching and/or mentoring of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.
- Excellent analytical skills. Ability to collect, synthesise and analyse information from various sources.
- Proven ability to work in a team and to maintain effective working relationships in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively on complex technical and scientific issues in English.
- Excellent knowledge (spoken and written) of English.
- Experience in the development and coordination of scientific training programmes.
- Experience in the design, implementation and management of scientific projects.
- Knowledge of another official UNESCO language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).
- Knowledge of Italian.
In addition to the online application, candidates are requested to submit their research statement to the ICTP Personnel Office (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) clearly indicating in the subject line "Senior Research Scientist post no. 1ITSC 0804TP"BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS
UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.
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