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EPS Secretary General

The European Physical Society is seeking a new Secretary General

  • Closing date: 30 Jun 2021
  • France | European Physical Society
  • Date posted: 13 Apr 2021
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Science policy & patents 

The European Physical Society (EPS) is a non-profit association that advocates and promotes physics research and its contributions to the economic, technological, social and cultural advancement in Europe. Federating 42 national Member Societies, institutional and corporate Members from academia and industry, and more than 3500 Individual Members, the EPS represents a community of more than 130,000 scientists. The scientific activities of the EPS are organised through 18 Divisions and Groups covering all branches of physics. The seat of the Society is in Mulhouse (France). Detailed information about the EPS can be found on www.eps.org.

The EPS is seeking a new Secretary General to succeed the present Secretary General who plans to retire in spring 2023. Employment is expected to begin in autumn 2022 to allow for a thorough on-the-job training.

  • The Secretary General heads the EPS Secretariat which supports the activities of the President, the Vice President, the Executive Committee, and all other bodies of the Society.

The person to be recruited should have a university degree, preferably in physics or another field in natural sciences, with several years of experience in science management and administration. A degree in political science, business administration or similar may also be suitable.

  • The Secretary General shall be responsible for all administrative and financial matters of the EPS. The person supports the activities of the President, the Vice President, the Executive Committee, and all other bodies of the Society.
  • The EPS is looking for a dynamic personality with leadership experience, excellent social and communication skills, and a strong interest in science policy and science advocacy, in particular at the European level. An enthusiastic commitment to the mission of the Society is expected. The position requires fluency in English, a working knowledge of French, flexible working hours, and availability to travel. A complete job description is available at https://www.eps.org/recruitment.
  • The EPS offers competitive employment conditions commensurate with age and experience, in an attractive environment close to the French–German–Swiss border triangle. The financial conditions will be based on the salary grid of public research institutions in France.

Applications with a detailed letter of motivation and a Curriculum Vitae should be addressed not later than 30 June, 2021 to the EPS President, Dr Luc Bergé (president@eps.org). Further information may also be obtained from the present Secretary-General David Lee (d.lee@eps.org).

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