The recruitment of new researchers continues at Cnr. In July, the largest public research body reports, “despite the pandemic emergency, the recruitment of staff from the National Research Council continues, with over 300 hires and stabilizations, all of which are meritocratic and the vast majority occurred through selective procedures aimed at the strategic areas of activity of the Entity “. The same areas in which the Cnr has made a systematic mapping for the first time, with the dual purpose of photographing current resources and planning future ones and investments, according to a new paradigm defined as “Research for reconstruction”.
“I am particularly proud that, in the 27 strategic areas that make up the complex framework of a highly multidisciplinary body with significant dimensions such as the Cnr, 190 young researchers have been hired through a highly meritocratic selection procedure”, observes President Inguscio. “The same This criterion – added – inspired the stabilizations, in the vast majority of researchers and technologists, which in addition to the 36 so-called paragraphs 1 concerned 106 paragraphs 2, also subjected in large part to a selective process by means of a competition “.
The areas of competence that form the multidisciplinary nature of the Authority are in fact as numerous as they are varied: from global changes to anthropogenic impacts, from biotechnology and bio-resources to food, from life sciences to green chemistry, from micro-nanoelectronics to biomedicine, from neuroscience to Engineering and Applied Mathematics, up to the Sciences of Historical-Cultural Heritage and Knowledge. “Just to get a clear picture of this mosaic of knowledge, the Board of Directors has deliberated a mapping in 27 Strategic Research Areas and 4 technological sectors that allows to know the state of the art and strategically plan future policies” continues Inguscio.
“The mapping – explains the CNR president – takes into account both the activities and the excellence of the CNR network, bringing out its real scientific and technological articulation, as well as the ERC sectors, in order to guarantee a solid international positioning of the Body. And it represents an important element to foster the enhancement and growth of staff, the coherent development of the body, acting as a guide for project proposals, investments, hiring, organization of the scientific network “.
“All this – underlines Inguscio – responds to a new paradigm, the Research for reconstruction plan, which in the Covid-19 emergency intends to renew the spirit with which already in 1945 the CNR had been temporarily transformed by the National Research Council into a Consultancy Center government technique for the problems of reconstruction. To overcome these great challenges, it is essential to put all our multidisciplinary knowledge assets into the system “.
In short, human capital remains the first and main resource of the Cnr. Precisely for this reason the Board, together with the mapping – to which almost all researchers and technologists have joined (approximately 5,000) and also including the technological sectors, where most of the staff is destined to support research – has approved the application of new tools for enhancing human resources. “Operations – finally Inguscio argues – made possible by the efficiency of the administrative team dedicated to the fundamental sector of resources. In a period in which policies to combat the pandemic certainly made work more difficult, we therefore demonstrated in the best way how much the scientific network as the central administration are dynamic “.