Research Director


Offre publiée le 2024-06-26

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

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Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation with a focus on Africa.

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is an internationally oriented institution of higher learning, that is committed to an educational system based on the highest standards of teaching and research in fields related to the sustainable economic development of Morocco and Africa.

UM6P is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation. On a specific focus on Africa, UM6P aims to position these fields as the forefront and become a university of international standing.

More than just a traditional academic institution, UM6P is a platform for experimentation and a pool of opportunities. With an innovative approach, UM6P places research and innovation at the heart of its educational project as a driving force of a business model.

In its research approach, the UM6P promotes transdisciplinary, entrepreneurship spirit and collaboration with external institutions for developing up to date science and at continent level in order to address real challenges.

About UM6P Canada :

UM6P Canada’s main mission is to promote UM6P's expertise in research, education, and innovation, while fostering lasting connections between Africa and Canada.

This initiative aims to actively facilitate technology transfers and partnerships, while encouraging a dynamic culture of innovation on the African continent.

Additionally, it seeks to become a leading hub of technological innovation and a catalyst for economic progress in Africa, connecting creative minds and exceptional talents from Canada and Africa.

Join UM6P Canada to be part of a pioneering startup venture, where your contribution fuels our collective growth in a spirit of co-construction and innovation.

Our ambitious project stands out, delivering tangible value to the established ecosystem in Canada and Europe. Be part of experts working on dynamic themes like agriculture, renewable energies, mining, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Job Description :

UM6P is seeking a highly qualified Research Director to lead our R&D initiatives to join our team in Canada. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.

D. and a robust research background, demonstrating leadership and a strategic vision for advancing research excellence. This role requires a dynamic individual capable of driving research agendas, securing funding, and fostering partnerships with academic and industry stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Elaborate, implement and execute policies for research activities.
  • Develop and implement the strategic research agenda for UM6P Canada, aligning with the institution's overall goals.
  • Lead and oversee research projects, ensuring high standards of scientific rigor and innovation.
  • Foster a collaborative research environment, encouraging interdisciplinary research and partnerships.
  • Secure external research funding through grants, contracts, and partnerships.
  • Represent UM6P Canada in national and international research forums, conferences, and collaborations.

Criteria of the candidate :

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Engineering, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, chemistry, energy or related disciplines).
  • 13 to 15 years experience in leading and managing research projects, with a strong track record of research excellence and publications.
  • Proven records of securing funds for projects.

Preferred Skills and Experience :

  • Experience in a senior research leadership role within an academic or research institution.
  • Established network of contacts within the research community, both nationally and internationally.
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation of research agendas.

Application and Selection :

The application folder must contain :

  • Detailed CV.
  • Cover letter along with a synthetic presentation of the background, research works, projects and activities, publications, key achievements.
  • Research Plan
  • Entrepreneurial ideas and concepts if any.
  • Contact information of 5 referees.

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