Director of Research, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Closing date: unspecified

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) is inviting applications for the position of Director of Research.

VIDO-InterVac is one of Canada’s largest research organizations focused on infectious diseases of humans and animals. The organization has currently >150 staff and some of the most advanced infrastructure in the world, including the International Vaccine Centre (InterVac), one of the largest high containment facilities in the world. The organization is currently constructing a state-of-the-art level pilot-scale GMP manufacturing facility. For further information please review the VIDO-InterVac website.

As part of its renewed vision to drive innovation and deliver solutions to its stakeholders, we are looking for a Director of Research to lead our research activities. Reporting to the CEO and as a member of the Senior Leadership team, the Director of Research is responsible for overseeing all discovery research activities, which includes representation of the organization to national and international stakeholders, funders and collaborators, coordination of research activities, attracting research funding, resource allocation, communication and performance.

We are looking for an outstanding individual with a record of accomplishment and expertise in human or animal health research. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent leadership skills and experience in managing a large research portfolio. A PhD or equivalent degree with a minimum of 8-10 years of research experience is required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team are critical.

For questions related to this position, please contact volker [dot] gerdts [at] usask [dot] ca (Dr Volker Gerdts, Director and CEO of VIDO-InterVac).

Interested candidates are asked to submit their application including a cover letter, CV and the name of three references directly on our website.

Review of applications will begin immediately, however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.