The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) is seeking a Chief Operations Officer. HFSPO is a unique international collaboration in frontier life sciences research. It promotes innovative, cutting edge research at the frontiers of the life sciences through international collaboration in the spirit of science without borders and for the benefit of humankind. It is supported financially by Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK, USA and the European Commission.
The Chief Operations Officer will be a senior administrator with scientific training, or a demonstrated understanding, experience and knowledge of the values and approaches to scientific research. This is a new HFSPO position. The COO will take responsibility for ensuring coordinated, integrated, high quality administration of the Secretariat’s work. The COO will have modern training and skills in administration and experience in governmental or semi-governmental organisations such as a Ministry, a governmental research agency or other large research agency, a major university or a research institution. The HFSPO Secretariat consists of 16 staff, located in Strasbourg France. It is headed by a Secretary-General, to whom the COO will report.