Applications are invited for the post of
Director General, HCEMM Non-profit Zrt.
HCEMM Non-profit Zrt. (HCEMM) is a future Hungarian Centre of Excellence for molecular medicine research, services and training. The centre will have its headquarters in Szeged (Hungary) with partner organizations in Debrecen, Budapest, and Szeged.
HCEMM has the mission to become an internationally recognized institute of excellence having a leading role in renewing the Hungarian research and innovation landscape, providing scientists with cutting edge technologies and autonomy to conduct innovative research, offering multi- and inter-disciplinary training for the next generation of scientists, promoting cooperation with industry by translational projects and engaging in the wide-ranging social debate on the scientific and technological aspects of molecular medicine.
The centre will be developed in cooperation with the University of Szeged, the Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Semmelweis University, the University of Debrecen and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and professionally supported by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The organisation development process is supervised and the recruitment is organised by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and the EMBL. The establishment and the operation of the centre are supported by the Hungarian government and by the Teaming excellence programme within the Horizon 2020 programme, the research and innovation programme of the European Union.
HCEMM seeks an experienced, inspirational and dynamic leader to serve as its first Director General (DG)/CEO. The position is initially contracted for 5 years with a possibility of a max 3 years extension. The DG is responsible for building up the institutional framework of the organisation, the development and execution of the short and long-term research strategy of the centre, including recruitment of new research groups in accordance with the research strategy, and for aligning the strategy with the corresponding funding frameworks. The DG reports to HCEMM supervisory bodies. The DG consults with and follows the recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Panel, the external advisory body of acknowledged professionals from across Europe.
The Director General/CEO of HCEMM will:
The tasks are not limited to the above and a flexible approach and ability to adapt to evolving situations in a dynamic organization is required.
The chosen candidate will have:
Applications should be submitted as a single pdf-file containing a letter of motivation, a CV, evidence on the required leadership skills and a list of key research publications to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 July, 2017.
The creation of HCEMM is based on a successful Horizon 2020 project. Description of the mission, ambitions, and operational framework of the Hungarian Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine available in the following document: HCEMM Project Executive Summary.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to a personal interview consisting of one scientific presentation, one strategic presentation and interactive interview sessions during September.
Expected start of work is October 2017.
HCEMM is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits. The remuneration comprises a competitive salary and a relocation package.
In case of any questions, please contact Mr. Gyula Szigeti, Vice-President of the NRDI Office at email@example.com.