VIB is an entrepreneurial Center of Excellence in Life Sciences located in Flanders, Belgium, vib.be https : / / vib.be / .
The mission of VIB is to conduct world-leading strategic basic research to unravel life processes and systems and to translate the resulting knowledge proactively into economic and other benefits for society at large.
Hence, our motto VIB, Science with Impact’. VIB is managed by a tandem of 2 co-managing directors (MD), reflecting the dual goal of VIB : Excellence in science + Excellence in economic and societal impact.
This tandem is the key decision-body on strategy formulation and implementation of VIB. Due to the retirement of the current Managing Director Science Policy, VIB is seeking an international, dynamic, inspirational, and experienced leader as his successor.
The new Co-Managing Director of VIB should ideally start in Q1 2022.The job The MD Science Policy shares with the MD Innovation and Business the responsibility for the institutional leadership, strategy, and management of VIB.
Securing strong win-win relations with VIB’s local stakeholders such as universities and governmental bodies; Representing VIB on the international scientific stage as well as in network organizations and research committees relevant for the visibility and enforcement of research in Flanders and Europe.
An experienced negotiator and flexible interactor with diverse stakeholders; Fluent in written and spoken English and willing to acquire basic knowledge of Dutch.
How to apply? Send your CV with a letter of motivation to Anne.Dentandt russellreynolds.com and An.Winters russellreynolds.
com not later than May 1st, 2021. For more information, contact the references mentioned above at Russell Reynolds.