Are you a dynamic and experienced professional looking to make a significant impact on the future of advanced materials innovation in Europe? The Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative is seeking a qualified individual to take over the vital role of Managing Director of the association.

With the implementation of the EC strategy on “Advanced Materials for Industrial Leadership”, the next few years will be pivotal for advanced materials Research & Innovation. As the Managing Director of EMIRI, you will play a crucial role in advancing the goals of the IAM4EU Partnership.

The positioning and future of EMIRI in the new co-programmed partnership under Horizon Europe on innovative advanced materials will be a crucial project to take on. The first task of the new Managing Director will be to finalize with the Graphene Flagship the setup of a new association (IAM-I: Innovative Advanced Materials Initiative) to sign in Q4 2024 the MoU with the EC for the IAM4EU partnership. EMIRI will merge into IAM-I, and the applicant is expected to take on the role of IAM-I Secretary General following this merger. In the mid-term, IAM-I targets well over 200/300 member organizations.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a cutting-edge initiative that addresses the challenges of the advanced materials of the future and contributes to EU leadership in advanced materials innovation and industrial competitiveness in strategic markets to boost Europe’s competitiveness and sovereignty. If you are ready to take up the challenge of running a growing association active in a complex but business-impacting EU policy environment, passionate about driving positive change and profoundly understanding the European funding landscape for research and innovation, we invite you to apply. Please send your CV to the Dober Partners team, as soon as possible to qualify for interviews with the Selection Committee in July 2024.

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