UNIT DIRECTOR 2-year fixed-term appointment

Job Detail

  • Job ID 177203
  • Offered Salary The SAMRC offers a highly competitive, all-inclusive remuneration package, which is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Qualifications phd
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference REFERENCE NUMBER (R502A)
  • Centre BURDEN OF DISEASE RESEARCH UNIT (BODRU), CAPE TOWN
  • Enquiries
    HR Recruitment Office at 021-938 0648
  • Where to submit application
    https://www.samrc.ac.za/job-opportunities
  • Notes
    PLEASE QUOTE THE REFERENCE NUMBER (R502A) IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOUR SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SHOULD YOUR APPLICATION NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION.

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Lead and manage all aspects of the Burden of Disease Research Unit in line with SAMRC objectives. Develop sound stakeholder relations internally as well as externally. Development of a strategic plan for the Unit. Apply governance principles throughout the BOD research unit. Develop international relationships to secure funding. Drive the transformation agenda of the BOD Unit. Write and secure grants and contracts to undertake research prioritized for the Unit. Stakeholder Management and scientific research. KEY REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: A PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Public Health, or related field. At least 10 years’ experience in research, of which 3 years must be in a leadership and management capacity within the Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Public Health environment. Acknowledged as an expert both nationally and internationally. Proven track record of successful Grant Writing. Expert knowledge about public health and burden of disease. Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills. Ability to work collaboratively, and to provide leadership. Evidence of having: In research Led a Programme of research (at any time having multiple conceptually linked projects) in an area of Burden of Disease research. Written successful research grant applications for international and national donors to support a research Programme. Designed and led burden of disease research projects. Presented research findings to international and national conference audiences, including as an invited keynote speaker. Led papers published in international peer reviewed journals, with multiple publications as a first and senior author. In capacity strengthening Strong interest in capacity strengthening at the national and regional level Experience in developing a vision and action plan across an entity (e.g., unit, department etc.) for strengthening capacity for undertaking burden of disease research A track record of capacity of emerging scientists through graduating Masters and PhD students and training staff in relevant research methods Stakeholder engagement A track record of working effectively with the National DOH, Provincial Departments, other relevant government departments, international partners, funders and other stakeholders to include health sector policy and services, understand national and regional health system research priorities and disseminate research evidence Strong engagement with national and regional HPSR priorities Leadership Leadership and scientific experience within internationally and nationally recognized research settings Problem solving Human resource and financial management Excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills Experience in leading a unit or department Staff management experience Financial and risk management experience

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