Research Centre Manager: Photonics

Job Detail

  • Qualifications doctorate
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference Ref#311602
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes

Job Description

Qualifications, skills and experience: A Doctoral degree in science or engineering or any related to Photonics; At least ten years’ experience in the field of Photonics including the following: Deep knowledge and product development experience in at least one Photonics related market segment; A track record of working with the Photonics industry; A track record of understanding industry requirements and translation to conceptualisation and delivery of complex Photonics solutions; A track record of Photonics product development; A strong technical track record in a Photonics related discipline including publications and technology outputs; Exposure to business development and commercialisation activities in Photonics; Strategic leadership of R&D teams; General management experience in a complex R&D environment including dimensions of financial management and people management. Key responsibilities: Lead strategic Research Development and Innovation by: Deep awareness of global trends and market opportunities for current and new technologies in the Photonics sector; Strong understanding of the drivers of success for the Photonics industry and how technology enables industry competitiveness; Develop strategic relationships with key industry role players (local and international) to understand industry and market needs; Develop and implement a relevant Research Development and Innovation strategy and business plan that enables industry competitiveness and positions CSIR technologies for market penetration and commercialisation; Enable the delivery of integrated, innovative, high-value world class technologies and solutions that enables a competitive industry; Active capability management that prioritises and optimises the development of relevant, world class technologies, offerings, and capabilities; Appropriate investment of Parliamentary Grant and other grant-funded projects and industry programmes; Collaborate and establish partnerships with other CSIR, industry, research institute and higher education institute to harness existing capabilities/technologies where required and appropriate; Maintain appropriate balance of industry outputs/outcomes and applied/basic research activities/outputs. Stakeholder Engagement, Business Development and Commercialisation that will enable market access and penetration of CSIR technologies and offerings through: Establish strategic partnerships with the local and international Photonics industry; Identification and prioritisation of market and industry opportunities/requirements; Position current technologies/offerings as well as develop relevant future technologies/offerings for the growth and success of industry; Work with business development and commercialisation teams to secure local and international opportunities and industry investment; Work with business development and commercialisation teams to grow the portfolio of technologies commercialised; Lead technical teams to ensure development and delivery of technologies/solutions to industry; Work closely with government stakeholders to communicate and shape the CSIR strategy as well as secure large RDI programmes and/or stable grants from Government departments or agencies. Establish strategic Human Capital Development and critical infrastructure investment by: Ensure the development, recruitment, and retention of relevant, high quality science, Engineering and Technology professionals to form high performance teams that will enable the strategic positioning and growth of the Photonics Research Centre; Enable demographic transformation of the Photonics Centre in line with national objectives; Establish HCD collaborations and networks and national/international HCD alliances where appropriate and necessary; Establish and maintaining critical infrastructure relevant to the achievement of the objectives of the Photonics Centre; Secure funding for the advancement and growth of the infrastructure portfolio; Management of the research ce

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