European Organization for Nuclear Research Pension Fund, Geneva, is searching for a new CEO.
The chosen candidate will succeed Matthew Eyton-Jones, who was appointed after a competitive selection process in 2015. CERN appoints a CEO for an initial term of three years, with the potential for reappointments for further terms.
Mr. Eyton-Jones was reappointed once for a further term of three years, said James Purvis, head of human resources at CERN, in an email. "Council has decided for the next appointment to open a vacancy notice," Mr. Purvis said. Details on Mr. Eyton-Jones' future plans could not immediately be learned.
A job posting on CERN's careers website and linking to an external recruitment site, dated Oct. 1, said the CEO will work under the supervision of the pension fund governing board.
The fund had 4.4 billion Swiss francs ($4.5 billion) in assets as of Dec. 31.
The CEO will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the pension fund, leading a management team including a CIO. CERN wants someone with experience in senior management positions and in one or more of the technical areas relating to pension fund management, including the management of capitalized public or private pension funds, the job posting said. Excellent English is required and French would be an advantage.
The contract will last for an initial three years but may be extended for further terms.
Applications must be submitted by Nov. 29. A decision will be made early next year for a start date in mid-2021, Mr. Purvis said.