ESS is launching search for Project Director

The European Spallation Source today started the recruitment of a Project Director, that will head the ESS Project Office and supervise the construction.

The ESS project organization is rapidly expanding.  The Project Director will be responsible for and managing all planning, coordination, control and follow-up necessary, as well as for developing a technical partner strategy.

The Project Director will be a key member of the ESS management team and will be responsible for ensuring that the commitment of the ESS venture is met regarding budget, time plan and specification, and is delivered within the overall scientific context. 

- The ESS is one of the largest and most complex science projects in our time, and we are seeking a person with exceptional leadership skills, that will be able to turn the ESS vision into reality, says Colin Carlile, C.E.O and Director-General.

- We are looking for a person with experience from managing technically challenging complex projects, that also shares a true interest in science. This is a unique mission, and the Project Director must have an understanding of the magnitude of the project, never losing track of the mission to build ESS to its full potential.

For more details about the recruitment, please see www.esss.se/careers.

 

For more information, please contact:

Colin Carlile, ESS AB CEO & Director. E-mail colin.carlile@esss.se, Tel. 46-(0)46-222 83 02

Marianne Ekdahl, Communications Officer Press & Politics. E-mail marianne.ekdahl@esss.se, Tel. 46-(0)46-222 83 89

 

ESS IN SHORT:

The European Spallation Source – the next generation facility for materials research and life science

The European Spallation Source (ESS) will be a multi-disciplinary research laboratory based on the world’s most powerful neutron source. ESS can be likened to a large microscope, where neutrons are used instead of light to study materials – ranging from polymers and pharmaceuticals to membranes and molecules – to gain knowledge about their structure and function. ESS will be up to 100 times better than existing facilities, opening up new possibilities for researchers in for example health, environment, climate, energy, transport sciences and cultural heritage.

ESS is an intergovernmental project resembling CERN in Geneva, and it will be built in Lund in southern Scandinavia. At least sixteen European countries will take part in the construction, financing and operation of the ESS. Sweden and Denmark will co-host the ESS and cover 50 percent of the 1,4 B€ investment costs and 20 percent of the operating costs together with the Nordic and Baltic states.

The European Spallation Source ESS AB is a public limited company, today owned by the Swedish State. ESS AB is planning the future international ESS organisation. Building is expected to start around 2013, the first neutrons to be produced in 2019 and the facility to be fully operational around 2025.

ESS will support a user community of 5000 researchers and will have great strategic importance for the development of the European Research Area. Near by there will be complementary laboratories, such as the synchrotron MAX IV in Lund and XFEL and PETRAIII in Hamburg.

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European Spallation Source, ESS, will be a multi-disciplinary research facility based on the world’s most powerful neutron source. The main facility is under construction in Lund, Sweden, with a Data Management and Software Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. Construction started in 2014 and the user programme for researchers will begin in 2023. The European Spallation Source ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) currently has 15 member- and observer countries.

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