The POSITION of DG of AnaEE is open for CANDIDACIES-the call has been extended till November the 1st 2018

Call for candidates

AnaEE seeks a distinguished Director General (DG) for a full-time position. The DG will lead the Central Hub and will oversee the activities of the Service Centres and ensure their activities are coordinated and their interactions with the national platforms effective.

AnaEE is a distributed research infrastructure for experimental manipulation of managed and unmanaged terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. It is on the ESFRI roadmap since 2010 and has entered its implementation phase, with the view to set up an ERIC.

Tasks of the DG

The AnaEE DG will be responsible for the Central Hub activities, including the AnaEE strategy and the ERIC finances. In particular, the DG will lead the processes securing long term funding including attracting new funding opportunities that are relevant at the RI level. The DG will promote AnaEE related scientific and technical development initiatives, programmes and projects to relevant funding sources and policy community.

Employment conditions

The position is initially for a 5 years contract. The Assembly of Members can decide upon the extent of the duration. The DG is the legal representative of the AnaEE ERIC.The activity will take place in Hub facilities located in the CNRS research campus of Gif-sur-Yvette, France.


Tasks of the DG

The DG will oversee the activities of the Service Centres and ensure their activities are coordinated, integrated and their interactions with the national platforms are effective. For this aim, the DG will convene and consult the directors of the 3 Service Centres for all general matters including drawing up proposals for the General Assembly. See the scheme of the general governance shown at the end of this document.

The DG will chair the management board of the ERIC which will include the directors of the centres, representatives of national nodes and representatives of the 4 categories of platforms.

The DG will supervise the preparation of the Annual Assembly in order to present the yearly achievements and propose strategic decisions to the member States.

The DG will represent AnaEE at the European and international levels and will develop the necessary interactions and synergies with the relevant ESFRI and other international infrastructures, programmes and activities. The DG shall establish and maintain contacts with the stakeholders and the European Commission.


Candidates should apply before by addressing in a single pdf file:

  • a letter of intent including a presentation on how the candidate plans to manage and develop AnaEE
  • a CV
  • a list of most relevant publications and other documents on competence and merits that the candidate wishes to be taken into account in the selection process.

All applications must be delivered, together with the required enclosures, to the secretariat of the AnaEE implementation phase, as an email message with subject: “AnaEE DG Position”; addressed to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

The recruitment can take place from December 2018, the exact date will be negotiated with the candidate.


The DG must hold a doctoral degree in ecosystem science and should be an internationally acclaimed scientist with an open-minded personality and a good sense of diplomacy.

The DG should have excellent organisation, communication and management skills and be familiar with the management of research infrastructures or groups on a senior level. Experience in the management of human resources is highly desired, considering that the ERIC will be scattered among four countries (the Hub and the three Centres).


The starting salary will be at the level of a distinguished director in French Universities or Research institutes. The salary of the DG will be determined based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. According to the past experience, the gross annual salary will range from 120 to 150 k€ including general and social benefits, the net montly salary being 6724 € for a gross annual salary of 150 k€.

Secondment from a country being a Member of the ERIC is one possibility to be discussed on a case by case basis. In such a case, extra costs due to transnational mobility will be estimated and covered by the ERIC.

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