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European Southern Observatory, Representative in Chile


European Southern Observatory, Representative in Chile

Deadline: 29 May 2021
Open to: graduates holding a degree from Natural Sciences, Engineering or an equivalent qualification, preferably in an astronomy-related area, speaking fluent English and Spanish
Benefits: an attractive remuneration package including a competitive salary, comprehensive pension scheme and medical, educational and other social benefits

DESCRIPTION

The European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO) is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world’s most productive ground-based astronomical observatory. ESO carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities enabling astronomers to make important scientific discoveries.

ESO operates three unique world-class observing sites in northern Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor (home to ALMA and APEX), and the ESO Headquarters are located in Garching, near Munich, Germany.

For its Executive Office of the Director General at the ESO offices in Santiago de Chile, ESO is advertising the position of Representative in Chile.

The Representative in Chile formally represents ESO and its Director General in all matters and relations with Chilean governmental, regional and local authorities where ESO facilities and observatory sites are located, as well as with the diplomatic missions representing ESO Member States in Chile. S/he also coordinates the representation of ESO’s political and legal interests in Chile and promotes the positive relationship of ESO with Chile as a whole.

The selected candidate will be working closely with the Director General with the support and oversight from the Head of the Executive Office of the Director General. Her/his main duty will be to foster the relationship with Chile by consolidating and moving forward the engagement between ESO and Chile. In close coordination with the Director General, the DG Executive Office and ESO Directors, the Representative is responsible for proposing, implementing and monitoring ESO’s strategy in Chile aimed to secure the necessary conditions for ESO’s long-term operational success in the country.

ELIGIBILITY

Qualifications:

University Degree preferably in Natural Sciences, Engineering or equivalent qualification, preferably in an astronomy-related area.

Language skills:

The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English and Spanish languages. Working knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Essential Competences and Experience:

Desirable Competences and Experience:

BENEFITS

An attractive remuneration package including a competitive salary (tax free), comprehensive pension scheme and medical, educational and other social benefits is offered, as well as financial help in family relocation, if needed.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information, visit the official website.



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