IMDEA Food is one of the seven IMDEA research institutes founded in 2006 by Comunidad de Madrid. Its mission is to do research of excellence in Food, Nutrition and Health, contributing to tackle the challenges of society and fostering the sustainable development of the region of Madrid. http://www.food.imdea.org
Within this context, the IMDEA Food Foundation launches this Call to fill the position of Director of the Institute.
1. Position Description.
The selected director is expected to lead the Institute driving its scientific excellence and bringing new opportunities for health, wellness and progress through Precision Nutrition to society. As established in Foundation's Bylaws, the Director will be responsible for directing, promoting and supervising all the activities of the Institute, within the guidelines established by the Board of Trustees; to hire the personnel at the service of the Foundation and to act as hierarchical superior of all the personnel of the Foundation; to coordinate the elaboration of the action plans of the Foundation, determining its needs and resources, as well as the necessary means to achieve the aims of the Foundation; to formulate the budgets and annual accounts; to determine the distribution and application of the funds available for the purposes of the Foundation, within the general limits established by the Board of Trustees as well as public and private competitive calls for R&D&I project financing. Full-time contract with remuneration according to the responsibilities of the position, the merits and worth of the selected candidate.
2. Eligibility criteria.
The candidates must demonstrate a high level in the following aspects (cumulatively):
a) Leadership and management skills. Experience in management of R&D centers or units.
b) Scientific and technological capacity in the area of Life and Food Sciences and more specifically in Precision Nutrition, IMDEA Food's hallmark.
c) Capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship in the area. Contribution to the transformation of the socioeconomic ecosystem of food, nutrition and health.
d) Capacity for communication and dissemination of scientific and technological advances in nutrition, food and health.
3. Evaluation and selection of candidates.
In accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws, the Scientific Council shall advise the Board of Trustees in the selection process. The selection or non-selection decision resulting from the process will be notified individually to each candidate.
Candidates should submit their applications before 14th February, 2022
Applications must be submitted through the IMDEA Food Foundation Employment Portal: https://jobs.food.imdea.org/en/offer/16, Ref. DIRECTOR/2022
CURRICULUM VITAE. (The document should follow the following format not exceeding a maximum of six pages in total).
Part A. PERSONAL INFORMATION
First and Family name
Address and Country
A1. Current position Institution Department Current position Key words
A3. Personal statement. CV summary (max. 1500 characters)
Part B. LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS. EXPERTISE IN MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH CENTERS OR UNITS.
B1. Positions with institutional responsibilities.
B2. Other positions related to leadership and management of science
Part C. SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE IN THE AREA OF PRECISION NUTRITION, LIFE AND FOOD SCIENCES
C1. Summary of bibliometric data. (ORCID, Researcher ID, number of publications, % in Q1, H-Index WOS, Scopus, Google Scholar).
C2. Selected publications representative of the scientific career (max. 10 publications indicating quartile and 5-year impact factor).
C3. Selected research projects and grants (max. 5 selected grants).
Part D. INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACTIVITIES. CONTRIBUTION TO THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SOCIOECONOMIC ECOSYSTEM OF FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH.
D1. Innovation projects.
D2. Licensed patents.
D3. Entrepreneurship activities.
D4. Selected relevant contracts with companies.
PART E. RELEVANT COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES IN FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH
E1. Communication and dissemination activity.
E2. Training activity.
Applicants, please be aware of the following aspects:
- Only applications submitted through the IMDEA Food Foundation Employment Portal: https://jobs.food.imdea.org/en/offer/16 (Ref. DIRECTOR/2022) and with the aforementioned documentation (CV in the format established in this call) will be considered correct. Otherwise, the applications cannot be evaluated and will be discarded.
- CVs in any other format and length will not be accepted.
- Candidates must not be involved in any of the cases contemplated in the Spanish regulations on incompatibilities and, in particular, in Law 53/1984, of December 26 and in R.D. 598/1985 April 30.
- Application after the deadline will not be accepted.
- Candidates may be called for personal interviews and they may also be required to submit a project for the Institute, as well as the documents verifiably attesting to the information presented on their CV.