Director for the Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications (TIFPA) TRENTO – ITALY

Rome (Italy)
12 Aug 2021
11 Sep 2021
TIFPA 2021 Director
Dr Dionisio

INFN seeks a distinguished scientist to fill the position of Director of the Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications (TIFPA, website: 

The appointment is intended for four years (with the possibility for a renewal) and its starting date will be 1 December 2021.

TIFPA is the INFN scientific-technological Centre conceived to foster collaboration between INFN, the University of Trento, the Foundation Bruno Kessler (FBK) and the Province of Trento healthcare agency (APSS). The research program at TIFPA relies on the development of cutting-edge technologies for High Energy, Astro-Particle and Nuclear Physics and their exploitation in innovative applications of social and industrial interest.

The successful candidate is expected to hold an outstanding track record in TIFPA research fields and associated technologies, recognized leadership talent and demonstrated project management skills. Priority will be given to candidates with specific knowledge regarding the activities carried out at TIFPA.

Good knowledge of the Italian language is required.

To be considered for the job, Italian candidates should also hold one of the following qualifications:

  • “Dirigente di Ricerca” or “Dirigente Tecnologo” at INFN or at other Italian research institutions;
  • Full Professor (“Professore Ordinario”) at an Italian University.

Foreign candidates, or Italian candidates who reside in foreign countries, can also qualify if they have been predominantly active in scientific or technological research activities of interest for INFN and hold at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Full professorship;
  • Extensive experience in high responsibility positions in qualified foreign or international research institutions;
  • Highest scientific award internationally recognized.

Applications should be written in English and include a covering letter, a full CV, a list of publications, a short (no longer than 1 page) "statement of research interests", the names of at least two referees to be contacted, if needed, and shall be sent (merged to a .pdf file) to the INFN Headquarters at, quoting "TIFPA 2021 Director" as e-mail subject.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday 11 September.

For queries about the application, please contact Dr. Giovanni Dionisio (