The International Life Sciences Institute, European branch
is seeking an outstanding individual for the post of
Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer and Scientific Director
ILSI is a non-profit, worldwide foundation established in 1978 to advance the understanding of scientific issues relating to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment.
The successful applicant will have
§ Exceptional leadership, intellect, and communication skills
§ Strong personal integrity with the ability to maintain and develop ILSI Europe as a driving force for the development of scientific solutions for food safety, nutrition and environment issues identified by industry, academia and governments
§ A strategic thinker and networker with a track record of scientific achievement acquired in the private or public sectors, who is passionate about the science of food and nutrition
§ An inspirational leader able to develop and maintain relationships with external stakeholders, member companies, staff and scientific members of task forces and expert groups
§ A higher level degree in areas such as food science and technology, biology, nutrition, toxicology or chemistry. Preferably with some industry experience
§ A good understanding of the commercial and regulatory environment
§ Fluency in English. A working knowledge of French or another European language is an advantage
§ Willing to relocate to Belgium as the post is based in Brussels
The successful applicant will
§ Be accountable to ILSI Europe Board of Directors comprising members from private companies, the public sector and universities
§ Ensure the development of institute’s vision, strategic plans and achievement it’s overall goals
§ Lead a team of 23 dedicated scientists and support staff who manage the scientific programme of specialist task forces and projects
§ Liaise with other ILSI staff worldwide to ensure optimal synergy and use of resources
§ Ensure the management and scientific integrity of the Institute in accordance with legal requirements and policies approved by the Board of Directors
Salary and conditions are commensurate with the high expectations and responsibilities of the position.
Please reply with full CV and covering letter to Ria Dewit to application.ED2012@ilsieurope.be.