Domain : Natural Sciences – Physics
Post Number : 1ITSC 0870TP
Grade : P1/P2
: NATURAL SCIENCES SECTOR
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Type of contract : Fixed Term
Salary : 24 479 USD (Annual salary for a Part-time post at 50%)
Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 18 January 2019
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
The newly developed Physics Without Frontiers (PWF) programme is a cross-cutting programme of the Strategic Planning and Education Division and the Research Division, aimed at consolidating and enhancing existing ICTP education and developmental programmes. The Physics Without Frontiers programme sends postdoctoral researchers to developing countries for extended periods where they will train young scientists, teach advanced courses, collaborate with researchers on advanced scientific research to be integrated into ICTP programmes.
Under the direct supervision of the Head, Office of External Activities, the technical guidance of the Research Scientist within the Research Division and the overall supervision of the Head, Strategic Planning and Education Division, the incumbent will contribute to the development and implementation of the PWF programme, and as such, will be required to:
- Manage the existing PWF projects, such as courses, training activities and outreach activities and contribute to the development of new PWF courses and training activities in line with the expected growth of the PWF programme, in accordance with available budget.
- Review requests for activities made from universities and scientists in developing countries and further liaise with scientists and lecturers from the institutions where the projects take place.
- Evaluate, in consultation with other ICTP faculty, which of the projects should continue and assess how they can be improved to maximise impact.
- Liaise with ICTP scientists and proactively look for scientists from the worldwide physics and mathematics worldwide community, in order to find candidate scientists to deliver the teaching and outreach activities.
- Manage the PWF programme budget and make recommendations on its distributions.
- Seek additional sources of funding.
- Publicise the PWF activities through social media and the PWF website.
- Advanced University degree (PhD or equivalent) in Physics or related areas.
- A minimum of 2 years of relevant scientific research experience of which preferably 1 year acquired at international level.
- Experience in teaching in developing countries and coordinating joint research and teaching projects with scientists based in developing countries.
- Experience in outreach using social media or other sources within the field of science.
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively.
- Proven project management skills.
- Demonstrated resource mobilization skills for scientific teaching or research projects.
- Excellent knowledge of English.
- Knowledge of another official language of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and/or Spanish).
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