• Fedora Fu

Open positions - Director / Assistant Director



DIRECTOR (ND0011)

Duties

The appointee will be responsible for exercising judgment and decision making in managing the R&D operations and the overall strategic direction of R&D within the Center. He/she should be the leader on all matters related to research management, project administration, IP management, business development, deal evaluation and negotiation for commercialization as well as acquiring industry sponsorship for research work. He/she will also represent the Center in doing publicity locally and globally. Required to station and work at the Hong Kong Science Park, with frequent business travels to HKUST Clear Water Bay Campus and other collaborators of the Center.


Requirements

Applicants must possess a PhD degree in life science, biological science or related field. Fifteen or more years of directly relevant experience is required, preferably in a research-based organization. Relevant experience includes familiarity with common techniques of molecular biology and neuroscience as well as laboratory skills and knowledge related to stem cells. He/she should be able to write clearly, quickly, and accurately for proposal development, grant writing and other forms of acquiring funding. He/she should have good knowledge of intellectual property issues, exceptional skills in business negotiations and related legal documentation; an extensive network with academic and commercial sectors in neuroscience and excellent communication skills to promote our Center; excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to interact with all levels of employees and develop relationships with co-workers in our research hub.



ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (ND0012)

Duties

The appointee will be responsible for managing research and development of projects across disciplines in the Centre and commercializing research results. Major areas of responsibilities include facilitating the development and execution of scientific strategies and research programmes, overseeing operations of the laboratory, working closely with the research teams, assisting in the administration of the current and future neuroscience research programs, financial and human resources management, sponsor and external communications.


Requirements

Applicants must possess a PhD degree in life science, biological science or related field. Ten or more years of directly relevant experience is required. Relevant experience includes familiarity with common techniques of molecular biology and neuroscience as well as laboratory skills and knowledge related to stem cells. He/she should be able to write clearly, quickly, and accurately for proposal development, grant writing and other forms of acquiring funding. He/she should have good knowledge of intellectual property issues and commercial negotiation skills; excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to develop relationships with co-workers in our research hub and to establish networks in neuroscience; and excellent communication skills to promote our Center.


Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience. Medical and dental benefits as well as annual leave will be provided. Appointment will be offered on a contract basis, renewable subject to mutual agreement and performance.


Application Procedure

To apply, please send your application with a full resume and salary expectation to hkcend@ust.hk. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the results of their applications. Review of applications will begin shortly and continue until the position is filled.


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