INFN Headquarters, INFN

2210 8896
Position ID:INFN-INFN Headquarters-DIRECTOR [#8896]
Position Title: Director of CNAF, the National Center of INFN for Research and Development into the field of Information Technologies applied to High-Energy physics experiments
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:BOLOGNA - ITALY, Italy [map]
Subject Area: High-Performance Computing
Appl Deadline:2017/03/12 finished (posted 2017/02/10, finished 2017/06/13, listed until 2017/08/10)
Position Description:    

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INFN seeks a distinguished scientist to fill the position of Director of the National Center of INFN for Research and Development into the field of Information Technologies applied to High-Energy physics experiments (CNAF). The appointment is intended for four years (with the possibility for a renewal) and its starting date will be the 1st of October 2017.

CNAF ( operates the main INFN computing center whose mission is to function as a regional Tier1 center for all the LHC experiments and as the primary provider of computing and data management services for many other INFN research groups and collaborations. CNAF is heavily involved in the management and development of the Worldwide LHC Computing GRID (WLCG) distributed computing infrastructure and participates in several national and international R&D projects. CNAF also manages a variety of key services used by the entire INFN research community, including the INFN Information System, the central INFN network services, the centralized software contract and distributed licensing service and a growing set of national collaboration and communication tools.

The successful candidate is expected to hold an outstanding experience in scientific computing, recognized leadership talent and demonstrated project management skills. Priority will be given to candidates with specific knowledge regarding the activities carried out at CNAF. Good knowledge of the Italian language is required.

To be considered for the job, Italian candidates should also hold one of the following qualifications: • “Dirigente di Ricerca” or “Dirigente Tecnologo” at INFN or other Italian research institutions; • Full Professor (“Professore Ordinario”) at an Italian University. Foreign candidates, or Italian candidates who reside in foreign countries, can also qualify if they have been predominantly active in scientific or technological research activities of interest for INFN and hold at least one of the following qualifications; • Full Professor at a foreign University; • experience from high responsibility positions in qualified foreign or international research institutions; • highest scientific awards internationally recognised

Applications should be written in English and include a covering letter, a full CV, a list of publications, a short (no longer than 1 page) "statement of research interests", the names of at least two referees to be contacted, if needed, and shall be sent (merged to a .pdf file) to the INFN Headquarters at, quoting "CNAF 2017 Director" as e-mail subject.

Closing date for receipt of applications is the 12th of March 2017.

For queries about the application, please contact Giovanni Dionisio (

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