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Position: Director of Global Health
Institution: University of Oxford
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Duties: The University of Oxford is an international leader in Global Health research, delivering real-world benefits to society. Following the university’s recent successes in the field of Global Health, namely in its leading COVID-19 responses and research, we have a brand new and exciting opportunity to build upon this to further develop national and international collaborations and build capacity in Global Health research both within Oxford and within low and middle-income countries
Requirements: We are currently seeking an individual to proactively take the lead in maximising strategic opportunities where inter-divisional and inter-departmental links and partnerships can be utilised. The successful individual will be responsible for assessing Oxford’s strengths and driving coordination between interdisciplinary research across the university’s four academic divisions (Medical Sciences, Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities) to target and influence external funding calls, develop long-term objectives and plans to sustain and develop Global Health
   
Text: Director of Global Health Various locations across Oxford The University of Oxford is an international leader in Global Health research, delivering real-world benefits to society. Following the university’s recent successes in the field of Global Health, namely in its leading COVID-19 responses and research, we have a brand new and exciting opportunity to build upon this to further develop national and international collaborations and build capacity in Global Health research both within Oxford and within low and middle-income countries. We are currently seeking an individual to proactively take the lead in maximising strategic opportunities where inter-divisional and inter-departmental links and partnerships can be utilised. The successful individual will be responsible for assessing Oxford’s strengths and driving coordination between interdisciplinary research across the university’s four academic divisions (Medical Sciences, Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities) to target and influence external funding calls, develop long-term objectives and plans to sustain and develop Global Health. Maximising the university’s recent success in the Global Health arena, the successful candidate will work to the goal of catalysing and expanding research and teaching in Global Health, as well as driving the collaboration between interdisciplinary research across the four academic divisions. To do this, the individual will be able to recognise the strength and breadth of Global Health research, impact and innovation within Oxford and will be able to use this awareness to provide more focused support and facilitate opportunities internally for academic staff. In addition, the Director of Global Health will have an understanding of Global Challenges, as defined by the UKRI, NIHR, Wellcome Trust etc. that will allow them to generate and present a coherent Global Health strategy for the university which works in tandem with Oxford’s strengths. Moreover, the successful candidate will focus on facilitating a breadth of excellent work that has a high impact on lives in low and middle-income countries, and which demonstrates how Oxford addresses the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through its research, innovation and impact. While the successful candidate’s research can be based in any discipline, they will link across the university to support bottom-up interdisciplinary Global Health research at the University of Oxford. They will negotiate and coordinate with senior management and committee structures of the university, including the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research), Pro Vice Chancellor (Innovation), Heads of Divisions and Departments, Business Partnerships Office, Translational Research Office, Oxford University Innovation and the Development Office. They will report to the Head of the Medical Sciences Division and chair the newly-constituted internal advisory Global Health Management Board which reports to the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) and four Heads of Division. The Director will be expected to work flexibly to deliver the required duties. They may retain their own research programme in parallel but must devote a minimum of 0.8 FTE to this role. Queries about the post should be addressed to Evan Yeckley (eyeckley@wittkieffer.com | 44 7408 834 744) or Natalie Derry (nderry@wittkieffer.com | 44 7408 851 596). All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision. Contact Person : Heledd Gwilym Vacancy ID : 153402 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 31-May-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : Contact Email : heledd.gwilym@medsci.ox.ac.uk Salary (£) : Competitive Click on the link(s) below to view documents Filesize Information pack 2664.6
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