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  • Posted: Jul 20, 2020
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    The University of Cape Coast was established in October, 1962 as a University College and placed in a special relationship with the University of Ghana, Legon. On October 1, 1971, the College attained the status of a full and independent University, with the authority to confer its own degrees, diplomas and certificates by an Act of Parliament - The Unive...
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    Research Fellow – Industry, Innovation, Outreach

    • 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

    Method of Application

    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
    Ghana

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