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Chief Researcher

Chief Researcher

Job Ref IRC45794
Job Title Chief Researcher
Organization Name EBTIC- Research
About University Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Khalifa University is a world-class,research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards AbuDhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has three campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus, Masdar City Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter two housing the internationally renowned Masdar and Institute and Petroleum Institute, respectively.

Brief Description Purpose OfRole:The role holder develops world-classcapability within his/her technical field, which is recognised both withinEBTIC’s partners and externally. He/she typically leads a group of researchersworking within a well-defined technical theme. The role holder leads ondevelopment of new research areas within EBTIC or in collaboration withexternal partners, and is likely to be active in the international arena withintheir field, e.g. formal or de-facto standards bodies, conference organisingcommittees, professional bodies etc.
Detailed Description KeyResponsibilities:To initiate,define and manage research projects or programmes (both internal to EBTICand/or with collaborative partners) to ensure alignment and underpinning ofEBTIC’s partners strategic objectives.To manageresearch projects and market or commercial analysis projects (both internal toEBTIC and/or with collaborative partners).To provideline management, mentoring or guidance of researchers, technicians or students(as required).To buildstrong relationships with key people in the Lines of Business of EBTIC’spartners and working with others as necessary in EBTIC to deliver value fromtheir research.To generatetangible value for EBTIC and its partners through research and creation andprotection of intellectual properties and licensable technology.Provideconsultancy and advice to internal or external customers on investments in newtechnology (systems or networks) to support their business strategy andobjectives.To run anexternal research & collaboration programme which enhances the overallknowledge base of EBTIC.To act asthe trusted expert for EBTIC and its partners.Tocommunicate commercial opportunities to all levels with maximum impact. Tocontribute to EBTIC’s world-class standing in research and innovation throughappropriate communications, including internal reports or presentations,external presentations to customers and peers, journal publications, popularscience articles etc
Job Requirement Qualifications:MSc or PhD Degreeis requiredSkills/Experience:Proven trackrecord of delivering research projects that bring value to the businessRelevantresearch experience. Extensiveresearch/innovation programme and project management expertise, with a thoroughunderstanding of business strategy and goals.
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