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Sector Director, Human Health

Our Client, a highly renowned non-profit research organization, currently has a rare opportunity for a Sector Director in Human Health to join their team. 

As the Sector Director in Human Health, you will be responsible for: 

  • Oversee the research program portfolio in Human Health and a team of sector managers
  • Support the development and implementation of a strategy, and influence relevant policy
  • Work with external partners (private and public) to attract new teams interested in applying to the business, in particular, large-scale projects that fit the strategic vision of the business
  • Develop, monitor and improve processes to anticipate and efficiently resolve challenges related to project launch, reporting, and closing
  • Oversee Human Health projects to understand the impact of the business portfolio in this sector, including the continued development and implementation of appropriate metrics and maintenance of the projects database
  • Develop task forces and advisory groups to accelerate the adoption of genomics in the Human Health Sector, at both the provincial level and national level
  • Engage local and national organizations and industry in potential partnering opportunities for the use and implementation in the Health Sector in BC
  • Liaise with the business, other regional offices and other partners in matters related to the Human Health Sector at a national level
  • Where necessary, work with Communications and Education and Entrepreneurship and Commercialization teams to support the businesses strategic goals

To be successful for this role, you will need: 

  • Graduate degree (MSc or PhD) or professional degree, An MBA is desirable, but not essential
  • Demonstrated ability in understanding the applications of innovative technologies and in developing and implementing strategies that will help advance the adoption of these technologies
  • Demonstrated ability in managing a group of highly qualified managers and in overseeing a portfolio of large scale and complex projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a constantly changing environment and efficiently manage several ongoing projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated experience in business development and in preparing strategic documents and/or business plans
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial as well as written and oral communication skills 

Interviews are taking place immediately. No cover letters required 

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