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Job ID: 140043

Director of Research
University of Saskatchewan

Date Posted Mar. 10, 2020
Title Director of Research
University University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Department VIDO-InterVac
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Vaccines

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) is inviting applications for the position of Director of Research.

As part of its renewed vision to drive innovation and deliver solutions to its stakeholders, we are looking for a Director of Research to lead our research activities. Reporting to the CEO and as a member of the Senior Leadership team, the Director of Research is responsible for overseeing all discovery research activities, which includes representation of the organization to national and international stakeholders, funders and collaborators, coordination of research activities, attracting research funding, resource allocation, communication and performance.

For questions related to this position, please contact Dr. V Gerdts, Director and CEO of VIDO- InterVac (

Required Skills
We are looking for an outstanding individual with a record of accomplishment and expertise in human or animal health research. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent leadership skills and experience in managing a large research portfolio. A PhD or equivalent degree with a minimum of 8-10 years of research experience is required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team are critical.

VIDO-InterVac is one of Canada’s largest research organizations focused on infectious diseases of humans and animals. The organization has currently >150 staff and some of the most advanced infrastructure in the world, including the International Vaccine Centre (InterVac), one of the largest high containment facilities in the world. The organization is currently constructing a state-of-the-art level pilot-scale GMP manufacturing facility. For further information please review the VIDO-InterVac website at

  • Note: The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The University welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    University of Saskatchewan
    120 Veterinary Rd
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E3
  • 3069664748


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