Scientific Director for the Donders Institute

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 24 Oct 2022

Are you a leading researcher in the field of brain, cognition and behaviour with experience in managerial leadership? Do you have a clear vision on the future of cognitive neuroscience and are you able to translate this into a coherent business strategy for one of the leading neuroscience institutes in Europe? Then combine your scientific and leadership skills as the scientific director of the Donders Institute.
In 2023, a new governance structure will be implemented at the Donders Institute. As part of this development, the Donders Institute has an opening for a scientific director who will spend 0.5 FTE as director of the institute and 0.5 FTE for research activities and teaching.
As scientific director, you will be the head and chair of the Executive Board of the Donders Institute Network. The Scientific Director is ultimately responsible for the overarching research activities and research strategy and for managerial and financial aspects of the Donders Institute. The latter include among others various portfolio’s, such as the Donders Graduate School's graduate programme, talent development, societal impact, external relations, public outreach, diversity and sustainable science. Since most researchers at the Donders Institute are based at partners of the Donders Institute (Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, the Radboud university medical center, Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics), you will consult with the deans/directors involved at the Supervisory and Strategy Boards' meetings to set out a long-term research strategy, financial commitment and investment programme.

You will chair the Executive Board of the Donders Institute, the Research Platform with the leaders of the Institute's four research themes, and the Strategy Board, which includes the directors of the four Donders Centres and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI). The Research Platform and the Strategy Board operate as advisory bodies to the Executive Board for all strategic issues of the Donders Institute Network. As scientific director, you will be accountable to the Supervisory Board, which will respond to Radboud University's Executive Board.

To ensure that the appointments of new staff members in the faculties, DCCN and MPI are in line with the Institute's long-term strategy, you (or someone else from the Donders Institute on behalf of you) will be consulted to define job profiles and to select candidates for search committees for all tenure (track) positions (scientific staff) in the Donders Institute.


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