Chief consultant for the BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

The BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme, anchored at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND), University of Copenhagen, is looking for a Chief Consultant to commence 1st of October 2020 for a 5 year period.

About the programme

The BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme is a strategic initiative at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences to strengthen translational research in Denmark funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The programme trains and educates a group of outstanding young scientists in disciplines necessary to drive translational research at the highest level in projects mentored by mentors representing basic biomedical and clinical fields. The programme is be managed by a Programme Chair and an Educational Co-Chair advised by a scientific committee, an educational committee and an international advisory board. The programme administration is located in the Office of Research and Innovation at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Tasks

We are looking for a committed and research-active Programme Chair with a proven track record in translational research and research administration, who can lead and manage the BRIDGE programme. In addition, the Programme Chair will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Overall responsible for developing and running the program
  • Chairman of the Executive Scientific Committee to approve the selection of fellows
  • Monitoring of research projects, fellows, and mentors
  • Member of the International Advisory Board
  • Further responsibilities include:

  • Budgeting
  • Developing outreach activities to recruit fellows, candidates and educators
  • Utilizing the infrastructure at the Faculty to attract the best and most relevant mentors to the programme
  • The successful applicant should:

  • Have a long-standing and documented experience in research leadership and education at a high level
  • Have deep insights into basic, translational, and clinical research
  • Have good judgement and an extensive network among scientists and clinicians at local, national, and international levels
  • We are offering

    A position with high level of influence on a novel transformative postdoctoral programme.

    An attractive, stimulating and diverse job in a well-driven organisation. A workplace where tasks are solved team-based with mutual respect for each other's competences. Dedicated colleagues who emphasise professionalism and team play and use an easy-going, open and respectful tone among themselves. A workplace supporting mutual flexibility in terms of performance of tasks and working hours.

    Terms of employment

    The position as Chief Consultant is advertised at the level of Chief Advisor (chefkonsulent) with personnel management in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set according to the AC-agreement for Chief Advisors. Salary supplements may be negotiated to match individual qualifications. 

    The average working time is 9.25 hours per week.

    Questions

    For further information on the positions, please contact Head of Research and Innovation, Tina Lewis, phone number +45 35326395.

    Application

    Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking “Apply now” below or via this advertisement found on https://employment.ku.dk/.

    Deadline for applications is 13th September 2020.  

    Interviews will be held as soon as possible after application deadline.

    We wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to reply regardless of personal background.


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