Research and Innovation Manager (1Post)

Job Summary


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


Department of Pathology

Research and Innovation Manager (1Post)



Duties And Responsibilities


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.

Qualifications And Experience


Qualifications and experience

BSc degree in Biotechnology/Vaccinology/ Biochemistry and any other medical related discipline.
MSc / MPhil degree in any Medical Biotechnology/Vaccinology and any other medical related discipline.
A PhD or DPhil will be an added advantage

Key Attributes

Knowledge and experience of local ethical procedures (MRCZ/MCAZ).
Knowledge of and experience in either vaccine production, diagnostic method development or drug discovery.
Evidence of publications in peer reviewed journals.
Must possess data analysis skills. Knowledge of SPSS and STATA a must.
Previous supervisory experience of at least 4 years.
Ability to manage a portfolio of projects.
5 years’ experience of working in a research institution.
Ability to develop collaborative agreements to support commercialisation of innovation.
Ability to supervise research students.

How 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 telephone number (s) and names and email addresses of three referees to:

The Deputy Registrar (Human Resources)

Midlands State University

The application documents should be sent as a single merged pdf file.

Applicants should clearly state the post being applied for in the subject line. It should also be noted that non-adherence to any of the above instructions will automatically cause the application to be disqualified.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.

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