Head of Research

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Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac)

Saskatoon, Canada

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Role Managed by:

An Li Xu

Research Associate

t: +1 604 558 5148

e: anli.xu@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 12/04/2019

Head of Research

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) is a world leader in mitigating human and animal infectious diseases through research and development. The organization is home to some of the world’s most advanced vaccine research facilities including one of the largest biocontainment level 3Ag facilities. The University of Saskatchewan centre, is situated on Canada’s largest One-Health Campus in Saskatoon, Canada. The organization’s more than 150 staff members come from over 25 countries and are dedicated to the investigation of infectious diseases and the development of effective disease mitigation strategies. In its > 40 year history, VIDO-InterVac has developed several world’s first vaccines, adjuvants and delivery technologies which have been successfully licensed and commercialized by industry. VIDO-InterVac’s collaborative culture enables swift responses to the challenges that infectious diseases pose to humans and animals. Visit www.vido.org for more information.

The Position

The Associate Director of Research leads the research function for VIDO-InterVac and is responsible, along with the Director and Senior Management, for the strategic development and provision of research management to the organization. As member of the Senior Management team, the Associate Director of Research plays a key role in identifying and developing strategic research priorities and funding opportunities, developing and maintaining partnerships with key stakeholders, and ensuring research has commercial potential. The Associate Director of Research provides mentorship to individual scientists, facilitates teamwork and collaboration amongst the various project teams, and ensures effective communication at all levels of the organization. The Associate Director of Research chairs Science Management, which is comprised of five program leaders and the chair.

To Apply

For more details contact An Li Xu at AnLi.Xu@perrettlaver.com for information or to discuss the role further.  The role closes on Friday, April 12th, 2019.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo and meet certain requirements such as reliability status screening assessment, background check and a criminal record check as a condition of employment.

Note: VIDO-InterVac and the University of Saskatchewan are strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of our community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. We welcome applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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