Job Posting: Director (part-time position)

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a part-time position of

 

Director

 

The new Director is expected to spend about 30% (negotiable) of her/his time working for ISSI at the Institute’s premises in Bern, Switzerland, starting in October 2021 or by agreement. The appointment will be for a period of four years renewable once.

Under the leadership of the Executive Director, each of the Directors of ISSI provides the inspirational scientific environment of the Institute in her/his area of research, namely, (i) Earth Observation, (ii) Solar and Plasma Physics (iii) Planetary Sciences, and (iv) Astrophysics and Cosmology. The directors are the driving force behind the various activities taking place at ISSI in their fields of research: scientific workshops, forums, working groups and international teams. Their recognized scientific stature ensures the visibility and guarantees the high scientific standards of the Institute.

Scientists corresponding to the above profile, working in any area of space sciences covered by ISSI’s activities (with the exception of Earth Observation, for which a separate specific call has been already issued) are encouraged to apply.  Further information about the organisation of the International Space Science Institute and its activities can be found at www.issibern.ch or by contacting the chair of the Selection Committee:

Prof. Georges Meylan
Laboratory of Astrophysics
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Switzerland
E-mail: Georges.Meylan@epfl.ch

Interested scientists should submit their applications – a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae in one single pdf file – to the secretariat of ISSI, at their earliest convenience but no later than May 31, 2021:

Silvia Wenger
International Space Science Institute
Hallerstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Switzerland

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Job Posting: Science Program Manager and Researcher (100%)

The International Space Science Institute ISSI in Bern, Switzerland invites applications for the staff position of

Science Program Manager and Researcher

(full-time staff position under Swiss law)

starting August 1st, 2021.

We offer a full-time position of unlimited duration in a small team serving a large international community. The salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience. Employment conditions are like at the nearby University of Bern.

The duties of the Science Program Manager include all activities in the Institute’s Science Program, which covers the Space and Earth Sciences.

The Science Program Manager will ensure liaison with the scientific community in all scientific aspects related to their involvement in ISSI activities. She/he will

  • assist in the organization of workshops, working groups, forums, and ISSI International Teams.
  • prepare the annual calls for applications for International Teams.
  • evaluate applications for International Teams to assess their support requests and compatibility with the Institute’s goals and resources.
  • manage the scientific peer review of International Team applications and results.
  • liaise with the team leaders in all matters related to the activities at ISSI.
  • oversee the program supporting the participation of young scientists in ISSI activities.
  • support the ISSI Scientific Committee as its secretary.

The Science Program Manager will support the ISSI Directorate in

  • maintaining relations with scientific organizations, such as the Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), and support the preparation of funding proposals or contracts with these organizations.
  • the monitoring of progress and development of contracts with these organizations.
  • the regular reporting to these organizations and their committees, if requested.
  • the continued monitoring of the conduct of ISSI’s scientific activities and the participation of the scientific community in those activities.
  • the formulation of the future scientific perspectives of the Institute’s program.
  • the preparation of a periodic assessment of the Institute’s performance.
  • the communication of ISSI results and activities to the general public.

The Science Program Manager will conduct her or his own research and should

  • apply for own research funding.
  • publish the results in the peer reviewed literature.
  • actively keep an international research profile.

 

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Job Posting: Director for Earth Observation

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a part-time position of

 

Director for Earth Observation

 

The new Director is expected to spend about 30% (negotiable) of her/his time working for ISSI at the Institute’s premises in Bern, Switzerland, starting in July 2021 or by agreement. The appointment will be for a period of four years renewable once.

Under the leadership of the Executive Director, each of the Directors of ISSI provides the inspirational scientific environment of the Institute in her/his area of research, namely, (i) Earth Observation, (ii) Solar and Plasma Physics(iii) Planetary Sciences, and (iv) Astrophysics and Cosmology. The directorsare the driving force behind the various activities taking place at ISSI in their fields of research: scientific workshops, forums, working groups and international teams. Their recognized scientific stature ensures the visibility and guarantees the high scientific standards of the Institute.

Scientists corresponding to the above profile, working in any area of Earth Observation from space, are encouraged to apply. Further information about the organisation of the International Space Science Institute and its activities can be found at: www.issibern.ch or in contacting the chair of the Selection Committee:

Prof. Georges Meylan  

Laboratory of Astrophysics

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland

E-mail: Georges.Meylan@epfl.ch

Interested scientists should submit their applications – a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae in one single pdf file – to the secretariat of ISSI, at their earliest convenience but no later than February 28, 2021:

Silvia Wenger

International Space Science Institute

Hallerstrasse 6

3012 Bern

Switzerland

E-mail: silvia.wenger@issibern.ch

 

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