We are seeking to appoint an Associate Director with the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO), at the Centre for Tropical Medicine, where you will work alongside the Director to deliver IDDO’s vision and mission, as set out in its strategic plan.
IDDO works collaboratively with researchers based in endemic countries to enable equitable data sharing and draw upon the expertise of specific disease experts. IDDO supports the exchange of technical and operational know-how to facilitate the submission, curation and sharing of individual patient data, and ensure these are controlled through effective, compliant governance processes. IDDO works on improving methodologies to assess drug efficacy and safety.
You will be responsible for evaluating IDDO’s core propositions, and developing new research strategies that leverage these strengths and have relevance to research at the Centre and within collaborating Oxford departments. You will provide leadership to the IDDO team to achieve these goals, and you will strategically engage with a broad range of sponsors and donors in order to submit applications and obtain funding for posts in the group and IDDO’s activities, either independently or in collaboration. In this position, you will engage with key external data contributors and collaborators, and ensure that IDDO’s data sharing framework remains globally leading, particularly in its consideration and provision of benefits to and equity for data contributors.
It is essential that you hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with significant post-qualification research experience, and be a leader, with a strong track record in both data sharing policy and clinical research in tropical medicine, including emerging infections. It is essential you have deep knowledge of your specialism to enable innovation and new understanding in the field, as well as significant experience of developing research strategies and managing research projects. You will have a successful track record of attracting and managing significant research income and the ability to engage existing and future funders. Project management experience and experience in teaching and academic supervision are essential for this role.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 2 years, and is funded by the Wellcome and ExxonMobil Foundation.
Only applications received before 12 midday on 12 December 2022 will be considered. Please quote 161971 on all correspondence.