Vice Chancellor Research
PhD / MD or equivalent qualifications.
Minimum of 5 years of full time academic experience as a Professor.
- Research Methodologies and Ethics: Deep understanding of diverse research methodologies and ethical considerations, especially in health and medical sciences.
- Funding and Resource Management: Knowledge of funding sources, grant writing, and financial management specific to research activities and infrastructure.
- Regulatory Compliance: Familiarity with national and international regulations governing research, including human subjects, animal care, biosafety, and data protection.
- Ability to develop and communicate a clear research vision, inspiring collaboration and innovation.
- Strong skills in building partnerships and networks with academia, industry, and funding bodies.
- Competence in addressing challenges, adapting to changing research landscapes, and seizing new opportunities.
Research Strategy and Vision:
Develop and articulate a clear, strategic vision for research at the university, aligning with the institution's overall mission and goals.
Foster an environment that supports research excellence, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Research Infrastructure and Support:
Oversee the development and maintenance of state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructure to support high-quality research activities.
Ensure researchers have access to necessary resources, including laboratories, equipment, and research support services.
Funding and Grants Management:
Lead efforts to secure external funding for research projects through grants, contracts, and partnerships with government agencies, industry, and philanthropic organizations.
Oversee grant administration processes to ensure compliance with funding requirements and ethical standards.
Research Policies and Compliance:
Develop and implement policies and procedures that govern research activities, ensuring compliance with national and international regulations and ethical standards.
Oversee the institution's research integrity and compliance functions, including human subjects research, animal care and use, biosafety, and conflict of interest.
Faculty Development and Support:
Support faculty in their research endeavors by providing opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and collaboration.
Recognize and celebrate research achievements within the university community.
Student Research Opportunities:
Promote and facilitate research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, integrating research experiences into the curriculum where possible.
Encourage student participation in conferences, symposia, and research publications.
Collaboration and Partnerships:
Foster collaborative research partnerships with other academic institutions, government agencies, industry, and community organizations both locally and internationally.
Serve as a key liaison between the university and external stakeholders in matters related to research.
Innovation and Commercialization:
Encourage the translation of research findings into practical applications, including patents, licenses, and start-up companies.
Oversee technology transfer and intellectual property management to ensure that research innovations benefit society and contribute to economic development.
Research Culture and Community Engagement:
Cultivate a vibrant research culture that attracts top-tier researchers and students to the university.
Promote the dissemination of research findings to the broader community, demonstrating the impact of the university's research on society.
Assessment and Reporting:
Monitor and assess the quality, impact, and effectiveness of the university's research activities.
Report on research outcomes, trends, and achievements to university leadership, stakeholders, and funding agencies.