INFN, Presidenza

Position ID:INFN-Presidenza-DIRECTOR [#16283]
Position Title: Director of the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory
Position Location:ASSERGI (L'AQUILA)Italy, Italy [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/05/23 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/04/23, listed until 2020/05/23)
Position Description:    

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INFN is looking for a distinguished scientist to fill the position of Director of the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS), one of the four INFN National Laboratories.

The appointment is intended for four years (with the possibility for renewal for a second four-years term) and its starting date will be on October 15th, 2020.

The LNGS ( is the largest underground laboratory in the world for experiments in particle physics, particle astrophysics and nuclear astrophysics. It is a worldwide facility for scientists, presently over 1000 in number per year, from 32 different countries, working at about 15 experiments in their different phases. The main research topics include dark matter searches, neutrinoless double beta decay experiments, solar neutrinos, neutrino physics, and the study of nuclear reactions of astrophysical and cosmological interest.

Candidates should have an outstanding research record in particle physics and/or particle astrophysics. Knowledge of the laboratory scientific programme and a proven experience in managing and directing large research groups or research infrastructures around the world is welcome. Advanced knowledge of the English language is required, and a good knowledge of the Italian language is also welcome.

In order to be considered for the job, the Italian candidates currently working in Italy should cover one of the following positions:“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 currently living abroad should have a clear record of scientific or technological research activities in the fields of interest of 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 single .pdf file) to the INFN Headquarters at the email address, quoting "LNGS Director" as e-mail subject.

Closing date for receipt of applications is May 23rd, 2020.

For queries about the application, please contact Dr. Giovanni Dionisio (

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