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Executive Director

Job Title: Executive Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Qatar
Industry:
REF: 43671
Job Published: over 1 year ago
Allen & York have recently been commissioned to help Hamad bin Khalifa University appoint a new Executive Director to lead the Qatar Energy & Environment Research Institute.

The Executive Director will provide overall leadership in research project management, infrastructure development, and scientific investigation in high-priority areas of environment and energy research, and to pursue & promote collaborative research relationships.

QEERI's Mission:
  • Assist and expedite the introduction of off-grid integrated photovoltaic and energy storage technologies by providing scientific and engineering solutions to the deployment of large scale solar power in Qatar.
  • Enhance the sustainability of water resources by providing scientific and technological solutions basis for energy-efficient water desalination, co-produced and waste water treatment and reuse and Qatar's aquifer recharge.
  • Address the impact of climate change on the State of Qatar and the region.
  • Catalyse the creation of an industrial ecosystem for energy, water and the environmental research and development through local and international partnerships.
  • Enhance research culture in the country and build a pool of Qatari researchers in Energy Water, and Environment in Qatar.

Application Criteria:
  • PhD in a relevant field of hard science with a strong record of publications, conference participation, presentations, and scientific contributions
  • 16 years of relevant experience with at least 5 years at a senior level in academic management, with responsibility for R&D functions, including mentorship of PhD candidates, post docs and scientists
  • Experience managing annual research budgets of at least $5,000,000 USD. Fund raising / financing / research contracting experience a plus
  • Project management experience
  • Strong knowledge research tools, procedures & protocols
  • Sound people management, team-building and motivational skills
  • Knowledge of local & international regulations for scientific research
  • Excellent writing skills - ability to draft / edit a variety of written reports and communications and articulate ideas clearly and concisely; proficiency in Arabic a plus 
Applicants meeting each of these criteria are invited to apply online or contact Simon Bangs if there are specific queries to be lodged prior to an application.