Scientific Director of the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

BCAM, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, is a research institute based in Bilbao that performs interdisciplinary research in the frontiers of mathematics. The Center was created with the support of the Basque Government, the University of the Basque Country and Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science. BCAM is part of the network of Basque Excellence Research Centers (BERC) and has been selected as one of the Severo Ochoa Excellence Centers in Spain.

BCAM develops frontier research and translational excellence in the field of mathematics and its applications. The Center bridges the interest of basic research in mathematics closer to the productive and service sectors of our society. Embedded in a multicultural environment, BCAM provides the right atmosphere for research and promotes the creation of hard-working international and interdisciplinary teams.

BCAM’s scientific program is currently structured in five research areas covering various fields of Applied Mathematics:

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematical Modelling with Multidisciplinary Applications
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Analysis of Partial Differential Equations
  • Data Science.

BCAM is about to complete its 10th year Anniversary having successfully settled its consolidation phase. BCAM is now looking for a new Scientific Director that will lead the future development of the Center.

The new Scientific Director must prove excellent scientific qualities paired with human resources leadership, that will support the development of the center in the years to come. Applicants should have a strong scientific background in any of the areas of expertise of the Center.

This Scientific Director must be a person with a proven research track record in the area of mathematics and at least 15 years research experience after the completion of her/his PhD. She/he should also have experience in management (of projects, groups, centers or departments) and have international reputation in the field. Candidates may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted projects, awards, prizes etc.

The position offers a competitive salary and excellent work conditions. The envisaged start date will be early 2019 (or at the earliest convenience of the appointed candidate). Only candidates with a solid research track, senior level and international research experience will be considered.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, including a brief description of their research and leadership experience and CV to:

Deadline: September 21st, 2018 (17:00 PM, CET).

Download addional information on the position and the selection process