27 May 2016

GAEC Job Vacancy : Director, National Nuclear Research Institute

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The Position:

  • A Director of an Institute is an Officer appointed by the Commission and charged with the responsibility for directing the administrative, scientific, technical and commercial functions of the Institute.

Duties/Key responsibilities:

  • The Director is to work close with the Director-General to implement the Commissions’ policies in the Institute.
  • Manage, coordinate and steer all nuclear and related research programmes, projects and activities throughout the nation.
  • Help develop expertise in the field of Nuclear Science and related Technologies.
  • Initiate new research proposals in accordance with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approved programme for Ghana and co-ordinate research, scientific, technical and commercial activities in the Institute.
  • Enhance the application of Nuclear Science in the field of education and training for socio-economic development of the country.
  • Set priority goals of research and other activities within the Institute in line with the Commission’s policy.
  • Steer research and technical operations of the institute, including commercialisation of research outputs.
  • Develop and implement the appropriate strategies and systems for effective coordination, monitoring and evaluation of research work within the Institute.
  • Create and ensure a sound working environment conducive for the publication of research outputs.
  • Ensure availability of funds for research purposes in the Institute;and
  • Any other job that may be assigned by the Director-General


  • The position is for five (5) years but may be renewed for a second term.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Must be of a minimum rank of Principal Research Scientist/Principal Scientific Officer/Associate Professor
  • Must possess a higher degree (PhD, DSc and D.Phil.) in the relevant area or related fields

How to Apply

  • Application forms may be obtained at a fee of GH¢200.00
  • A written application together with (9) copies of the completed application forms should be lodged with the Director-General at the address below not later than Friday, June 10,1016.
The Director-General Ghana Atomic Energy Commission P.O. Box LG 80, Legon Accra.
  • The application should also include:
    • Complete CV of applicant with names and addresses of three referees
    • A two (2) page Vision statement in relation to the position

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