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Post of the Director of Instruct-ERIC.

The Integrated Structural Biology — European Research Infrastructure Consortium (Instruct-ERIC) is a pan-European distributed infrastructure whose principal task is to support excellent science that integrates an understanding of biological structure with cellular function ( With 15 Members and one Observer, Instruct-ERIC provides open access to cutting edge structural biology, specifically supporting research that uses integrated approaches and technologies.


Instruct-ERIC seeks to recruit a Director of Instruct-ERIC. 

The Director will:

  • have visionary leadership and demonstrable management skills to achieve the ambition of Instruct-ERIC and to maximise the value of the Instruct-ERIC partnership.
  • define the long-term strategic development of Instruct-ERIC, in close coordination with the Instruct-ERIC Council, the International Scientific Advisory Board, the Executive Committee and any other suitable source.
  • will oversee the day-to-day management of Instruct-ERIC, including staff management at the Hub. The Director will be supported by a Hub Coordinator.
  • will represent Instruct-ERIC in committees, meetings, and other venues. He/she will lead on interface with other RIs, EC, ESFRI, and other consortia. He/she will promote the position Instruct-ERIC within the European Research Infrastructure landscape 

  • be the legal representative of Instruct-ERIC.


Employment conditions

The Director will be appointed by Instruct-ERIC for a 5-year term, renewable based on performance. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package, including pension, will be offered.


Selection and application process

Applications should be addressed at the latest 29 July 2021 to the Chair of the Instruct-ERIC Council, Eric Guittet (Eric Guittet, Chair of Instruct-ERIC Council, Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation, 1, rue Descartes F 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France) and submitted to Perrett Laver who are supporting Instruct-ERIC in this appointment. Please submit a CV, evidence of meeting the required and desirable competences, a letter of intent including a presentation on how the candidate plans to manage and develop Instruct-ERIC and a cover letter via quoting reference 5202. Enquiries about this job posting should be sent to

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 10 September 2021 and interviews will be conducted 27 September 2021 onwards. The proposed start date is late 2021.

An international Instruct-ERIC Director Search Committee has been established that will advise Council in the selection of the candidate with the support of Perrett Laver.

Full vacancy details including required qualifications and required and desired competences can be found at the following address: