Director of Helmy Institute for Medical Sciences

Helmy Institute for Medical Sciences (HIMS) is one of the research institutes of Zewail City of Science and Technology. It is a specialized biomedical research institute that includes the center for aging and associated diseases, the center for genomics, the center for stem cells, the center for drug design and drug delivery, the center for X-ray and structural determination of matter and center for phage therapy.

HIMS is seeking a Director to provide leadership and executive management to the research centers that comprise the institute. He will report to the Vice-president of research and be responsible for:


  • Setting a vision for the institute which is aligned with the vision of Zewail City.
  • Providing strategic planning, budgeting, and development of the institute.
  • Establishing strong collaboration and coherence with all entities of the City.
  • Assessing all the research centers falling under the institute.
  • Assuring external funding that fully supports all research conducted at the institute and at the same time allows the growth of the Institute.
  • Developing research faculty and maintaining professional standards.
  • Promote the institute through enhancement of external relationships.
  • Establishing strong interaction with Industry.
  • Ensuring that the research outcome can be transferred to the community.


Successful applicants should have:


  • Well established academic track record in the field of biomedical sciences.
  • Well established track record with industry in the fields of biomedical sciences.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in academic leadership.
  • Experience in strategic planning and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and academic leaders.
  • A proven ability to establish collaboration with professionals in industry and academic, community, and governmental organizations.
  • International experience in research and development.
  • Capability to run research centers with full budget responsibility.
  • A record demonstrating superior management & communication skills


To apply, please send a CV along with a supporting statement briefly highlighting your experience and skills to, including (HIMS Director) in the subject title.

Deadline for applying is 31 August 2018.

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