The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a full-time position of Director, starting August 1, 2021.
The appointee will be a member of the Directorate of ISSI whose recognized scientific stature ensures the visibility and keeps the high scientific standards of the Institute. The current Directorate is composed of the Executive Director, Prof. Tilman Spohn, the Director of the Earth Observation Program, Dr. Anny Cazenave, the Director of the Solar and Plasma Program, Prof. Rudolf von Steiger; and the Director for Astrophysics and Cosmology, Prof. Joachim Wambsganss. The directors are inspiring and managing ISSI’s activities in their scientific fields: workshops, forums, international teams, working groups the institute’s guest scientist program.
The new Director will, in addition, be responsible for the administrative management of the institute (logistics, personnel and financial matters). Hence, a good knowledge of ISSI and of the Swiss academic environment as well as of ESA and the European Space Science community will be an advantage.