Director General for the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory

July 2, 2017, from Sian Giles

The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) is searching for a Director General to lead the organization. The Director General has the overall responsibility for the management of the organization in charge of the construction and future operation of Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory.

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a multinational project to observe extremely high energy photons from the Universe with greatly improved sensitivity than has been done previously. On the site of the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos on La Palma (Canaries, Spain) and at the European Southern Observatory in Chile about 120 telescopes will be in-stalled, in order to measure the Cherenkov radiation produced by the atmospheric particle showers initiated by cosmic photons.

CTAO is seeking an internationally renowned science manager with several years of experience in successfully managing large Research Infrastructures or at least large international construction projects. Experience in the relevant experimental areas of CTA would be welcome in addition. He/She will be well experienced in negotiations with international partners and with funding agencies and ministries in particular. Further requirements include: outstanding leadership and communication skills, excellent knowledge of English, competence in contractual and economic affairs.

Applications should be submitted by September 1st 2017 to the Chair and the Vice-Chair of the CTA-Council.

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