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Chief Scientific Officer

Closing date: 16 October 2023 | £61,198 – £70,918 with a discretionary range to £77,476 per annum

We currently have a rare and unique opportunity for a Chief Scientific Officer to join the Pandemic Sciences Institute.

As the CSO, you will have responsibility for co-ordinating, facilitating, monitoring and evaluating the delivery of the PSI Science Strategy. As a key member of the PSI Senior Management Team, you will support the Institute Director and work closely with senior PSI investigators to successfully implement the strategy and vision for the PSI by providing leadership and direction to deliver projects and objectives, setting milestones and KPI’s where appropriate.

A key responsibility will be setting the strategic direction of the cross-cutting programmes of work, via the PSI science delivery plan. Identify opportunities for effective interdisciplinary co-ordination of research activities between PSI investigators across PSI ensuring projects remain aligned to the scientific strategy of the PSI, department and University, including assessment and revision of scientific infrastructure to deliver the programme of work.

It is essential that you hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with significant post-qualification research experience, and have a track record in science co-ordination and/or delivery, in either an academic, not-for-profit, or industry environment. You will have a strong leadership record with experience of leading and managing staff, particularly through translation of academic scientific vision to project delivery, with the ability to engage and motivate staff to fulfil their potential. It is essential that you have a track record in science co-ordination and delivery, preferably in both an academic and industry environment, and have a high level of strategic and creative thinking with the ability to manage complex situations, competing operational priorities and a significant level of ambiguity.  

The Nuffield Department of Medicine is friendly, welcoming and keen to engage with the many challenges and opportunities that arise in our world-leading, internationally recognised department. This role offers the opportunity to thrive in a diverse role in a supported environment.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. 
This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 4 years and is funded by an AstraZeneca donation. 
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