EMSO ERIC seeks a Director-General (DG) who will lead the Research Infrastructure across Europe.

The EMSO ERIC DG is sought as an experienced manager with scientific background, who will act as the legal representative of EMSO ERIC.

The mission of the Director-General is to lead EMSO development to fully mature and operational services across the EMSO Infrastructure Framework.

The Director-General shall carry out the day-to-day management of EMSO ERIC with due diligence and in accordance with the EMSO ERIC Statutes and Implementing Rules, the directions and resolutions of the Assembly of Member Countries and applicable laws.

The successful applicant will lead the Central Management Office (CMO) and he/she will report to the General Assembly of Members of the EMSO ERIC.

The DG is responsible for preparing and submitting to the Assembly of Members (AoM) strategic, technical, scientific, legal, budgetary and administrative assessments and for preparing and submitting the annual activity plan and activity report.

The Director-General, shall, among others:

▪ prepare the Long-term Strategic Plan, updated on an annual basis.

▪ implement strategies, decisions and policies adopted by the AoM

▪ take all necessary decisions for the execution of the Annual Work Programme and the day-to-day administration and management of EMSO ERIC;

▪ represent EMSO ERIC in international meetings, projects or initiatives.


Application deadline (CET): 15th May 2023, 12:00 CET

It is expected that the Director-General will be selected by early August 2023 and that he/she will take up office by October 2023.

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