APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR,
INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH
Pirbright, Surrey, UK
|You are a global leader in your field. Now is your chance to lead the UK Institute for Animal Health into the new decade.
The UK Government and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have committed over £130m to deliver a state-of-the-art high biocontainment laboratory complex at Pirbright. Construction is underway and the Institute is poised to enter an exciting future supported by world-class facilities and a new scientific strategy, which focuses on viral diseases in livestock. The IAH will also have a key role as part of the multi-disciplinary Food Security global grand challenge.
The BBSRC is looking for an inspirational leader to be the next Director of the IAH who will lead the Institute through a period of significant growth.
You will be a scientist with an established international reputation in research in virology or other disciplines relevant to IAH's new scientific focus and will be responsible for promoting and positioning the Institute as a world-leading facility. You will maximise opportunities for the development of strategic partnerships and collaborations with a range of stakeholders; provide input into policy making decisions; offer advice and guidance on matters to do with viral diseases in livestock; work with industry on the development of diagnostics and vaccines; and collaborate with universities in the training of new generations of scientists and academic vets.
As Director of the IAH you will be responsible for all aspects of the Institute's business including the definition and implementation of its new scientific strategy and maintaining its long term sustainability and development. The IAH is already recognised by its World Reference Laboratory status for diseases such as Foot and Mouth and Morbillivirus.
It is expected that you will wish to maintain active research interests and thus financial and facilities support will be provided. Applicants with a strong background in the 'One Health' agenda or medical virology would also be considered.
An attractive salary plus relocation assistance and a performance related non-consolidated element is available commensurate with the level and strategic importance of the post.
Further information, including instructions on how to apply and/or an informal confidential telephone discussion, may be obtained from BBSRC's recruitment consultants, Carbon-NfP. Please contact Sharon Taylor by email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is Friday, 12 November 2010.
Carbon-NfP Ltd, 17 Russell Court, Woburn Place, London WC1H 0LL.
BBSRC welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As part of the disability symbol we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role.
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