Research and Innovation Manager || Midlands State University

  • Gweru

Midlands State University

DUE: 10 FEB 2023

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following post:

National Pathology Research and Diagnostic Centre
Research and Innovation Manager (1Post)

Qualifications and experience
MSc / MPhil degree in Medical Biotechnology/Vaccinology/Microbiology or equivalent
BSc degree in Biotechnology/Vaccinology/Biochemistry or equivalent
A PhD or DPhil will be an added advantage
Evidence of publications in peer reviewed journals
At least 5 years experience of working in a research institution

Duties and Responsibilities
Managing overall research laboratory operations.
Strategic planning for drug discovery, diagnostic method development and vaccine production research.
Tending to administrative and management matters.
Consulting with researchers and principal investigators.
Laboratory budgeting.

Key Attributes
Knowledge and experience of local ethical procedures (MRCZ/MCAZ).
Knowledge of and experience in either vaccine production, diagnostic test development or drug discovery.
Evidence of publications in peer reviewed journals.
Must possess data analysis skills. Knowledge of SPSS and STATA a must.
Ability to manage a portfolio of projects.
Ability to develop collaborative agreements to support commercialisation of innovation.
Ability to supervise research students.

Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit copies of applications with the following: application letter, certified certificates and curriculum vitae giving full details of names, place and date of birth, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names and email addresses of three referees to:
The Deputy Registrar (Human Resource)
Midlands State University
The application documents should be sent as a single merged pdf file. Closing date for applications is 10 February 2023.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.