The European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute is looking to appoint an ambitious and forward-looking Director with the strategic insight and drive, to lead the Institute through the next stages of its development as a premier centre for cancer stem cell research.
We are looking for a Director with an outstanding track record to build a world-leading programme of research in the area of stem cells and cancer. This could include (but is not limited to) normal and cancer stem cells; murine models and organoid models of cancer; stem cell biology; genetic models of cancer; cancer progenitors; tumour heterogeneity; and systems approaches to cancer biology.
One of the Director’s primary roles will be to foster an environment that provides research support, training and education to researchers, collaborators and postgraduate students, and to develop and promote the Institute as a pre-eminent research facility at local, national and international levels.
The Director will also provide leadership and expertise in developing and implementing the strategic direction of the Institute, as well as playing an important role in helping to shape the development of new investments in cancer research and its translation within Cardiff and Wales.
All members of the Institute also have an affiliation with a School within the University (primarily Biosciences), and the Director will be a full and senior member of the School of Biosciences.
As someone with an international academic reputation, you will bring world-leading expertise in cancer stem cell biology, and an ability to attract continued support and funding from organisations and individuals keen to see breakthroughs in the field.
As well as a proven portfolio of world-class research, you will also have a track record of establishing and developing partnerships with major funding agencies, and of securing and managing large-scale research programmes.
You will need to have strong leadership and motivation skills, with the ability to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries and establish collaborations with both academic and industry partners. A strong commitment to external engagement activities is also vital to the role, including the translation of research knowledge and evidence into practice.
In return, you will enjoy a senior role with a high level of autonomy housed in modern, purpose-designed accommodation, and the opportunity to work within a world-leading, innovative Institute that is at the forefront of cancer research. See ‘Why join us?’
A detailed role description and person specification is available here.
Please note that the deadline for all applications to be received is the 9th September 2017 and that interviews will be held around the week commencing 9th October 2017 – subject to panel availability.
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