The ICGEB invites applications for the position of Director of its Component in New Delhi. ICGEB is an intergovernmental Organisation established in 1987 within the United Nations system, to provide the scientific community with a centre of excellence for research and training in genetic engineering and biotechnology to the benefit of developing countries.
1. Post Title: Director, ICGEB New Delhi Component
2. Duty Station: New Delhi, India
3. Date Required: 1 January 2023
4. Duration: Five Years
5. Level: Attractive salary package and allowances commensurate with the post, qualification and past experiences.
6. Purpose Of Project: Implementation of the work programme of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
7. Duties: Under the overall supervision of the Director-General, the Director, New Delhi Component will be the chief scientific and administrative officer of the Component. The Director will be required specifically to:
a) implement and guide research, training and other activities at the Component, including general supervision of the work of the scientific and administrative staff;
b) Act as the representative of ICGEB in the Asian region, including promoting the active participation of member governments, sector members, associates and academia in the work of ICGEB.
c) lead a successful research team/project in the domain of the activities of the Centre, at the highest international level;
d) promote fund-raising activities to ensure sustainability and expansion of the New Delhi Component, including initiatives to guarantee proper visibility of the activity of the Component world-wide;
c) in coordination with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT),Government of India, prepare medium
d) and longterm research and training objectives, including budgetary allocation and proposals for action, aimed at ensuring that the New Delhi Component becomes one of the driving forces of Asia’s research agenda in the field of biotechnology;
e) under the overall supervision of the Director-General and according to the rules and regulations of the ICGEB, be responsible for the arrangement and management of the financial resources allocated for activities to be implemented by the New Delhi Component and the recruitment of well- qualified scientific and general service staff, and any consultants necessary for the operation of the Component;
f) recommend to the Director-General any action pertaining to the establishment and operation of the ICGEB Affiliated Centres and Regional Research Centres, including the initiation of co-operative research and training programmes between the New Delhi Component and Affiliated Centres and Regional Research Centres in Member States, in particular within Asia;
g) be responsible for liaising with the Indian Government on all matters pertaining to the establishment and smooth operation of the Component, including scientific and general infrastructure;
h) upon request by the Director-General, undertake other actions to promote the objectives of the Centre.
a) Being an active scientist of high international standing, of unblemished reputation, and commanding respect in the scientific and technological fields of the Centre;
b) having extensive experience in the management of a scientific centre of international calibre and proven track record of leading a multidisciplinary team of scientists, including the successful translation of scientific research towards innovation and/or commercialisation;
c) having a strong track record of leading a very successful international research team of scientists in and outside of the Indian subcontinent and able to attract international scientists for regular positions at the New Delhi Component;
d) being skilled in conducting effective interactions with governments of ICGEB Member States, other international institutions and the scientific community worldwide;
e) understanding the requirements of the Indian, as well as the Regional, bio-economy strategic thrust, and the relevant administrative elements thereof;
f) having close familiarity with Asia’s biotechnology context: challenges, requirements and regional objectives, with a proven capacity to network across the international stakeholder community, including the scientific and political domains;
g) having substantial (minimum 20 years) previous experience in the leadership and management of major international and regional programmes is an asset.
9. Language: English. Other languages would be an asset.