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Position Overview: King Faisal Hospital Rwanda Foundation is recruiting a Director of Research, who will play a key role in strengthening research initiatives at King Faisal Hospital Rwanda (KFH). This key leadership role will play a pivotal role in advancing the hospital's research agenda, fostering a culture of innovation, and contributing to the overall academic mission.
Furthermore, as KFH establishes the recently accredited Africa Health Sciences University (AHSU), the Director of Research will play a critical role in building AHSU as a research institution. S/he will also be eligible for a faculty title with AHSU.

Contract Duration: One-year with the possibility of renewal
Secondment Site: King Faisal Hospital Rwanda
Reports to: Chief Education, Training, and Research Officer

Roles & Responsibilities
• Systems Building: Building systems and infrastructure to make KFH a conducive site for clinical trials, grant hosting, and other large research initiatives
•... Developing Research Policies: Formulate and update policies that govern research activities within the hospital, promoting ethical conduct and integrity.
• Resource Allocation: Efficiently allocate resources, including personnel, funding, and infrastructure, to support research projects.
• Collaboration: Foster collaboration between different departments, external research institutions, and industry partners to enhance interdisciplinary research.
• Mentorship: Provide mentorship and support to researchers, junior faculty, and students involved in research activities.
• Quality Assurance: Establish and maintain mechanisms for quality assurance in research methodologies and outcomes.
• Reporting: Regularly report to hospital leadership on the progress, challenges, and impact of research initiatives.

Skills &Qualifications
• Medical doctor and/or Master’s degree in a health-related background required
• At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in leading and conducting clinical research, with a strong track record of publications and contributions to the field.
• Extensive experience in research leadership within a healthcare or academic setting, including mentoring junior researchers and managing interdisciplinary research teams.
• Holds a senior faculty rank at a health sciences institution (ideally at the level of Associate Professor or above) at a reputable health sciences institution, with a distinguished record of academic achievements and professional recognition)
• Proven track record of securing research funding competitive sources, such as government grants, private foundations, or industry sponsors and managing successful research programs.
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
• Fluency in oral and written English required, with demonstrated proficiency in scientific writing and communication.
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines and adapt to changing requirements.
• Strong project management and/or administrative coordination experience, with the ability to oversee multiple research projects, allocate resources efficiently and ensure compliance with regulatory and ethical standards

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
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