(Ref. code: 261121)
We are looking for an inspirational Senior Scientist/Department Head to lead the Department of Cardiovascular Genetics and the Laboratory of Forensic Genetics.
The Cardiovascular Genetics Department (CGVFG) is involved in studies aimed towards the understanding of the role of genetics, epigenetics and other factors that affect the expression of genes in the development of cardiovascular conditions in Cyprus.
The Laboratory of Forensic Genetics (LabFoG) of the CING uses state of the art DNA‐based typing methodologies to study evidence from civil, criminal, mass disaster and missing persons investigations.
The suitable candidate will head, manage and develop the department to ensure it achieves the highest possible standards of excellence in all its activities. Moreover, he/she will exercise leadership, demonstrate vision and empower others in order to deliver the agreed strategy of the Institute. The above position is combined with a faculty position at the appropriate rank commensurate with experience and track record at the post-graduate School of the Institute.
He/she will be accountable to the Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director and will be a member of the Institute’s Scientific Council.
WHAT WE ARE SEEKING
We welcome applications from candidates with a PhD in any Biological Science, Chemistry or closely related field. Moreover, a minimum of 6 years of post-qualification experience in the disciplines related to the department and laboratory is needed; emphasis will be given to candidates with experience in the provision of expert witness testimony for criminal cases in courts and the management of teams related to forensic genetic investigations. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate a proven ability to design and carry out original and independent research projects that result in publication. Lastly, applicants should have managerial experience and excellent knowledge of the Greek and English languages.
WHAT WE OFFER
• Highly collaborative culture. Top-notch facilities that permit research at the cutting edge of scientific investigation
• Opportunities for advancement as an academic:
- Research infrastructure and resources are allocated including dedicated and state-of-the-art lab space and high-level research scientists
- Opportunities for dynamic involvement in the activities of CSMM (supervision of MSc/PhD students, teaching and coordinating of the CSMM programs)
- Annual starting gross salary (including 13th salary) is €67.445,90 (Scale A15/A16) plus other benefits.
HOW TO APPLY
A cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae and names of two referees should reach the Institute by 31 December 2021 by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the reference code. Contact person for further information: Mrs Anna Michaelidou, tel.: +357 22 392789, e-mail: email@example.com.