Procedures for personnel recruitment


Systems Administrator at EGO (SA-IT-19-01)

Context
The European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), in order to consolidate and expand the Information Technology services that allow the observation of gravitational waves and support the future research, opens a call for a 1+1 years Systems Administrator position in the Information Technology Department. EGO is a French-Italian consortium founded by INFN and CNRS to foster European collaboration in gravitational wave research. EGO is located in Cascina, near Pisa, Italy and hosts the Virgo gravitational waves detector, one of the three most sensitive gravitational-wave detecting instruments in the world. The Virgo project involves the participation of about 25 laboratories with nearly 300 scientists, engineers and technicians from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary and Spain. The EGO IT Department has the responsibility of the design and operation of the local IT infrastructure supporting the EGO consortium mission, the Advanced Virgo experiment on-line computing and data storage for the prompt detection of gravitational waves and the Virgo collaboration institutional activity. The IT facilities include a Datacenter with 1200 CPU cores and 3PB of disk storage and a high speed network covering the 3 km x 3 km site extension. The IT systems and activities include various virtualization platforms, linux clusters, an HTCondor farm, shared file systems and data handling software, security assessment and identity management, a Web framework and the integration of the AdVirgo collaboration provided subsystems.

Assignment
The successful candidate will participate in the design, implementation and operation of the linux-based systems in a challenging environment including both mission-critical continuous service and development of forefront technologies. The post may require the selected candidate works outside of normal working hours, including nights, weekends and public holidays, and may require participation in a regular on-call service. It may happen to cope with technically difficult situations, and to work within strict deadlines.

Essential required qualifications and experience

  • Master level degree in a scientific/technical field (Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics) with application/usage of computing systems.;
  • At least 1 year hands-on experience in the administration of unix-based computing and storage systems in clustered configurations.
  • Good command in English;

  • Desired qualifications and experience
    One or more of the following will be an asset:

  • Good command in Italian
  • Hands-on experience in networking

  • Personal skills

  • Capacity to integrate in the common environment, administer and troubleshoot third-party commercial hardware/software systems by developing an in-depth knowledge equivalent to a second-level support engineer. ;
  • Capacity to work in team but also in autonomy following the agreed architectural guidelines and operational procedures.
  • Capacity to act as a first-level backup for IT tasks outside of his/her own specialization.

  • General requirements

  • No criminal convictions
  • Driving license

  • Place of work
    EGO - European Gravitational Observatory - via E. Amaldi 56021 Loc. S.Stefano a Macerata - Cascina (Pisa) ITALY.

    Type of contract
    1+ 1 years contract at the level of “Tecnologo" according to the "Contratto Collettivo di Lavoro del Personale EGO" (EGO personnel collective bargaining agreement).

    Selection procedure
    The selection will be made considering candidate qualifications and experience. The first phase of the selection will be based on an examination of the received CVs and Application Forms. The best candidates will be admitted to the final phase, which will consist of an interview.

    How to apply?
    Candidates have to send their CV and the EGO Application Form to be found here, to jobs@ego-gw.it quoting the reference number of this vacancy notice.

    Closing date for applications
    15 September 2019

    Start of contract
    The earliest possible after October 1st 2019.



    Head of the Administration Department at EGO (Ref. TEC-ADM-19_2)

    Context
    The European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) seeks an experienced person for the Administration Department. EGO is a French-Italian consortium founded by INFN and CNRS to foster European collaboration in gravitational wave research. EGO is located in Cascina, near Pisa, Italy and hosts the Virgo gravitational wave detector, Virgo, a 3 km-long laser interferometer. The project involves the collaboration of about 25 laboratories with more than 300 scientists, engineers and technicians from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary and Spain.

    Assignment
    The selected candidate will lead the Administration Department, which is in charge of:

  • accountancy;
  • financial statements;
  • procurements and award of contracts;
  • administrative management of the human resources;
  • general affairs;

  • The Head of the Administration Department works closely with, and reports to, the EGO Director, ensuring that EGO operates according to the law, internal rules and within the approved budget. The role also involves supporting the EGO Director in day-to-day management and responsibility for dedicated tasks.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The chosen candidate will have to:

  • supervise and coordinate the teams in charge of procurements and accountancy;
  • supervise the management of the EGO assets;
  • control the use of EGO finance resources;
  • prepare financial documents;
  • collaborate with the EGO Director in preparing financial planning and implementing the decisions made by the EGO Council;
  • manage the administrative duties related to the EGO staff;
  • help the Director in the relations with the union delegations;
  • manage the administrative duties of the European projects;
  • manage the EGO general affairs and the documents archive.

  • He/She will take over dedicated tasks and represent the Director at various levels, including during periods of absence.

    Qualifications and Experience
    The successful candidate will be an experienced administrative manager with a university degree. The successful candidate should possess:

  • experience in the direction of an administration department;
  • good knowledge of administrative duties for private and public institutions;
  • experience in relations and management of human resources;
  • very good knowledge of Italian;
  • good communication skills in English;
  • knowledge of French is considered an asset;
  • experience in an international setting is considered an asset.

  • Key Competences

  • Ability to work independently following assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and complex environment.
  • Organised and result-oriented work style with a pragmatic approach.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and constraints.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.

  • General requirements

  • European citizenship
  • No criminal convictions
  • Driving license

  • Place of work
    EGO - European Gravitational Observatory - via E. Amaldi 56021 Loc. S.Stefano a Macerata - Cascina (Pisa) ITALY.

    Type of contract
    One-year contract (renewable for one year) with the perspective of a permanent contract, according to the "Contratto Collettivo di Lavoro del Personale EGO" (EGO personnel collective contract). Level of recruitment to be fixed according to qualifications and experience of the candidate (for more information please contact the EGO Director at +39 050 752300).

    Selection procedure
    The selection will be made considering candidate qualifications and experience. The first phase of the selection will be based on an examination of the received CVs and Application Forms. The best candidates will be admitted to the final phase, which will consist of an interview.

    How to apply?
    Candidates can send their CV and the EGO Application Form to be found here, to jobs@ego-gw.it quoting the reference number of this vacancy notice.

    Closing date for applications
    15th of September 2019



    Communication responsible and EU program coordinator at EGO (Ref. COM-DIR-19-1)

    Context
    The European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) seeks an experienced person for the Administration Department. EGO is a French-Italian consortium founded by INFN and CNRS to foster European collaboration in gravitational wave research. EGO is located in Cascina, near Pisa, Italy and hosts the Virgo gravitational wave detector, Virgo, a 3 km-long laser interferometer. The project involves the collaboration of about 25 laboratories with more than 300 scientists, engineers and technicians from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary and Spain.

    Assignment
    The selected candidate will:

  • Represent the consortium for the press announcements and other media;
  • Prepare any documents necessary for the communication of EGO activities;
  • Assist the director to the coordination of EU programs, where EGO is the coordinator or simply participant.

  • In view of the above responsibilities, she/he will have to interact and synchronize with the Outreach responsibles of EGO and Virgo on actions of outreach, citizen science and training and in particular will have the responsibility of the organization of the visits to the EGO/Virgo site.
    She/He works closely with, and reports to, the EGO Director, ensuring that EGO operates according to the law, internal rules and within the approved budget.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare the media announcements of the EGO consortium;
  • Interact closely with the communication responsibles of the funding institutions;
  • Develop the relationships with national media representatives and reporters;
  • Prepare a series of documents describing the EGO/Virgo activities for the scientists and the public, including a monthly newsletter;
  • Have the overall responsibility of the content of the EGO web-site and social media communications;
  • Supervise the preparation of documents of study of the impact of EGO as Large Research Infrastructure;
  • Co-coordinate and eventually represent the director in EU program activities;
  • Co-prepare proposals to the EU programs;
  • Develop the relationships with national contact points to the EU programs as well as central EU services in Brussels and elsewhere;
  • Coordinate the organization of visits to the site;
  • Co-coordinate exhibitions on the GW science and/or art and science;
  • Develop the relationships with foundations in view of external support of outreach, engagement and training activities.

  • Qualifications and Experience
    The successful candidate will be an experienced person with a university degree in exact sciences and/or social sciences. The successful candidate should possess:

  • experience in communication and outreach;
  • experience in organization of events around outreach, communication or training manifestations;
  • experience in relations and management of human resources;
  • experience in publication issues, from leaflets/brochures to magazines and books good knowledge of administrative duties for private and public institutions;
  • experience in the preparation of web pages, and social media communication;
  • experience in management of people;
  • good communication skills in English;
  • good knowledge of other languages including French and Italian;
  • experience in an international setting is considered an asset

  • Key Competences

  • Ability to work independently following assigned tasks and responsibilities;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and complex environment;
  • Organised and result-oriented work style with a pragmatic approach;
  • Ability to adapt quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and constraints;
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills

  • General requirements

  • European citizenship;
  • No criminal convictions
  • Driving license

  • Place of work
    EGO - European Gravitational Observatory - via E. Amaldi 56021 Loc. S.Stefano a Macerata - Cascina (Pisa) ITALY.

    Type of contract
    One-year contract (renewable for one year) with the perspective of a permanent contract, according to the "Contratto Collettivo di Lavoro del Personale EGO" (EGO personnel collective contract). Level of recruitment to be fixed according to qualifications and experience of the candidate (for more information please contact the EGO Director at +39050752300).

    Selection procedure
    The selection will be made considering candidate qualifications and experience. The first phase of the selection will be based on an examination of the received CVs and Application Forms. The best candidates will be admitted to the final phase, which will consist of an interview.

    How to apply?
    Candidates have to send their CV and the EGO Application Form to be found here, to jobs@ego-gw.it quoting the reference number of this vacancy notice.

    Closing date for applications
    30th August 2019



    Vacuum Engineer (Ref. ENG-V&M-18)

    Context
    The European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) is a French-Italian consortium founded by INFN and CNRS to foster European collaboration in gravitational wave research. EGO is located in Cascina, near Pisa, Italy and hosts the Virgo gravitational wave detector.
    The Virgo project involves the collaboration of about 20 laboratories with more than 250 scientists, engineers and technicians from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary and Spain.
    The vacuum system of Virgo consists of two 3 km long straight tubes, 1.2 m in diameter, and 10 vertical cylinders, called 'towers' (2 m in diameter and up to 11 m high) containing optical elements suspended to anti-seismic attenuators.
    Vacuum is needed to isolate the sensitive parts of the experiment from several disturbances directly affecting the performance of Virgo; the system has been designed and tested to reach a base pressure of 10-9 mbar after bake-out.

    Assignment
    As a member of the team responsible for the vacuum system operations and development, his/her main tasks will be:

  • to run and maintain the vacuum system (operating valves, pumps, sensors, leak detectors ...);
  • to qualify components and materials to be installed inside the vacuum enclosure;
  • to assemble and test, both in the laboratory and on the interferometer, new or repaired components;
  • to study and design the vacuum system improvements needed to upgrade system performances, as required for the next generation detectors.


  • This position may require to work outside normal working hours (including nights, weekends and public holidays), foresees shift work and the participation in a regular on-call service.

    Essential required qualifications and experience

  • Master's Engineering degree or equivalent in one of these fields: Physics, Mechanical, Aero-spatial, Chemical or a comparable technical field.
  • A few years of work experience related to UHV technology or cryogenics would be a significant asset.
  • Good command of English; basic knowledge of Italian or French.

  • Personal skills
    Ability to work in a team within an international and multidisciplinary environment, strong sense of team spirit.

    General requirements

  • European citizenship
  • No criminal convictions
  • Driving license

  • Place of work
    EGO - European Gravitational Observatory - via E. Amaldi 56021 Loc. S.Stefano a Macerata - Cascina (Pisa) ITALY.

    Type of contract
    Two-year contract given by Temp Agency, according to the "Contratto Collettivo di Lavoro del Personale EGO" (EGO personnel collective bargaining agreement).

    Selection procedure
    The selection will be made by the Temp Agency considering candidate qualifications and experience.

    How to apply?
    Candidates can send their CV and the EGO Application Form (to be found here), to jobs@ego-gw.it quoting the reference number of this vacancy notice.

    Closing date for applications
    Until position is filled.








    [Last update: July 29th 2019]