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Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) seeks new Director-General

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CNPEM is starting a selection process for the maximum position in the institution


The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) has started a process for the selection and hiring of its new Director-General. The process is conducted by the Board of Directors with assistance from a Selection Committee, composed mostly by external members.

Candidates must send a letter of interest and a copy of their resumé to selecaodiretorgeral@cnpem.br. The same e-mail address can be used in order to request extra information. Submissions will be treated with confidentiality and the selected name will have to be approved by CNPEM’s Board of Directors.

The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) is a non-profit private organization under supervision of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC). Located in Campinas, São Paulo, it is comprised of four laboratories, worldwide references in their fields, which are open to the scientific and business communities. The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) operates the only synchrotron light source in Latin America and is currently building Sirius, a fourth-generation accelerator for the analysis of the most diverse types of materials, both organic and inorganic. The Brazilian National Biosciences Laboratory (LNBio) conducts research in the frontier of Biosciences, focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. The Brazilian National Laboratory of Bioethanol Science and Technology (CTBE) investigates new technologies for the production of cellulosic ethanol. Finally, the Brazilian National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LNNano) conducts research on advanced materials, with great economic potential for the country.

The four Laboratories also have their own research projects and participate in the transversal research agenda coordinated by CNPEM, which articulates scientific facilities and capabilities around strategic themes.