Head of Research Centre for Intelligent Manufacturing/Outstanding Principal Investigator


Location:
Ningbo - China
Salary:
Not specified
Closing Date:
Sunday, 16 May 2021
Reference:

University of Nottingham Ningbo China(UNNC) invites applications for the founding Head of Research Centre for Intelligent Manufacturing, part of Nottingham Ningbo China Beacons of Excellence Research and Innovation Institute (CBI). This is an exciting opportunity to participate and lead part of the Beacons of Excellence global research initiative by The University of Nottingham, spearhead research strategy development and build a world class team from the ground up at a new research institution strongly supported by UNNC and the Ningbo government, as well as take advantage of the opportunities in collaborations between industry and academia, and funding agencies in China offered by this great platform. 

Your Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director of CBI, the Head of Research Centre for Intelligent Manufacturing will play a critical role in establishing and leading the Intelligent Manufacturing Research Centre, with support from CBI’s professional teams.

You will be tasked with the following responsibilities:

About You

We seek to appoint a proactive leader who is self-driven and results-oriented, adaptable and creative, with internationally recognized intellectual contributions in the area of intelligent manufacturing. You will be at full professor or equivalent level specializing in an area that is related to Intelligent Manufacturing, with ideally more than 10 years of experience in a senior academic leadership role and experiences working with boards. Experience of building or leading a research centre would be desirable. Industry experiences would be preferred. Recognised training in relevant standards and teaching experiences, particularly in key technologies related to intelligent manufacturing is required.

You will lead CBI’s development with proven skills in strategic project planning and development in a complex organization, as well as experiences in leading organisational change. Strong analytical skills and experiences in setting and implementing a strategic vision are required. Strong verbal and written communication skills will be crucial in managing internal and external stakeholders. You should possess strong management skills and the ability to motivate team members. You should have an extensive international network to attract talents and secure resources for CBI. A good understanding of China’s tertiary and research environment will be an advantage.

About CBI

Nottingham Ningbo China Beacons of Excellence Research and Innovation Institute (CBI) is an exciting new collaboration between the city of Ningbo and the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China (UNNC) designed to establish multi-disciplinary, international, first-class research teams in key areas related to economic development needs of Ningbo. The Institute primarily addresses three prominent issues – Smart Manufacturing, Green Chemicals and Energy, Life Science and Health Care, all of which are closely connected with local development goals. Each of the three areas will have a dedicated research centre hosting leading scholars and researchers, and Research Centre for Intelligent Manufacturing is one of the centres. The total investment for the CBI development is 2,505 millions in 8 years.

University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign University to open its doors in China. Located in Ningbo, this award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 in 16 years. With campuses in Asia and the UK, UNNC is a pioneering institution that provides an exceptional education and an outstanding student experience. UNNC delivers world-leading research that transforms lives. UNNC will serve as a strong foundation and support for CBI.

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support

For this appointment process UNNC has partnered with the executive search firm Perrett Laver, who will guide and support you through the process. Please contact Mr Kieran Pollentine by email at Kieran.Pollentine@perrettlaver.com for further information.

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