Published

4 April 2012

Wanted: programme host for Closing the Loop

Mistra is looking for a programme host for its Closing the Loop programme, whose purpose is sustainable creation of valuable resources from industrial waste. Interest must be registered with Mistra not later than 27 April at 10.00 am.

Mistra’s application call for its Closing the Loop programme opened on 23 January and lasts until 27 April. The purpose of this programme is sustainable creation of valuable resources from industrial waste. The initiative represents a total investment of SEK 42 million over three years.

The new programme is to comprise five to eight different projects. Mistra now seeks a programme host, to be appointed by the Executive Director of Mistra, to serve as coordinator for these projects. To facilitate Closing the Loop, a small programme board will also be appointed by Mistra.
Higher education institutions (HEIs), institutes or similar organisations are invited to register their interest in hosting the programme.

Criteria for choice of programme host
The host for Closing the Loop must:
• Be impartial regarding projects included in the programme
• Be an HEI, institute or similar organisation
• Be active in the area of waste.

What hosting involves
The programme host must:
• Coordinate joint functions for the projects
• Head an integration project to collect and exchange information about industrial waste and write a synthesis report based on findings from the projects
• Issue invitations to at least three seminars (an initial one at the outset of all the projects, one after 18 months to be attended by project staff and users, and a final seminar open to all interested parties)
• Convene and hold meetings of the programme board
• Be in charge of communication for the whole programme.

Scope of commitment
The hours worked will correspond to a maximum of 20% of a full-time position.

How to apply
Interest must be registered with Mistra not later than 27 April at 10.00 am. Registration of interest must take the form of a PDF file emailed to mail@mistra.org, to be supplemented by a signed paper copy that reaches Mistra’s secretariat not later than one week after the end of the application period.

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