17 Jul 2020

Research Fellow – Industry, Innovation, Outreach at University of Cape Coast

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The Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) invites applications from suitably qualified persons with expertise in research administration for the following position: Research Fellow – Industry, Innovation, Outreach and Extension Services Administrator

Job Description – Key Duties and Responsibilities

• Links industry with researchers and sets up funding mechanism
• Identifies linkages of philanthropic individuals and agencies with UCC
• Maintain links with industry payers and keep complete and accurate database on same
• Seeks patent registration for works of innovation
• Seeks linkages with industry to commercialize innovative research findings
• Liaises with Faculties/schools to keep record of staff extension services, including identifying relevant areas of support in the community
• Mobilises support for identified aras of need in the community through research or any other means
• Prepares policy briefs for engagement with national policy makers
• Handles business negotiations and teaming agreements with collaborators
• Identifies, coordinates and compiles research business development and strategic research plans of faculty, staff and students

Qualification Required & Experience

• Minimum of PhD/MPhil (Masters with thesis) in a relevant discipline
• Additional qualification in Marketing, or Business Administration will be an advantage
• Effective networking skills and connection with business and industry
• Demonstrated understanding of intellectual property rights (patents, copyright and related rights)
• Familiarity with the process of turning fresh ideas into great products and services
• Effective client liaison and ability to build relationships
• Good interdisciplinary working skills
• Excellent client liaison and ability to build relationships
• Good planning, organisational and administrative skills
• Good IT skills and understanding of centralized database management system

Selection Criteria

Qualified/shortlisted applicant will be:

• Interacted with by DRIC
• Interviewed by the University

Location: Cape Coast

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should please submit completed application forms (obtainable from the University website: Senior Members Application Form – Teaching or Office of the Director, Directorate of Human Resource, University of Cape Coast) and comprehensive curriculum vitae, together with relevant supporting documents to:

The Registrar
University of Cape Coast
Cape Coast

Closing Date: 14 August, 2020

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