Director Of The Institute Of Oncology And Molecular Genetics

Universities and Institutes of Latvia
December 08, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary starting from 3000
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7 Nov 2023

Job Information


Rīga Stradiņš University


Institute of Oncology and Molecular Genetics

Research Field

Medical sciences » Cancer research

Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)



Application Deadline

8 Dec 2023 - 00:00 (Europe/Helsinki)

Type of Contract


Job Status


Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

We offer

  • A stable and meaningful job in a prestigious science university
  • High work quality standards
  • Adequate resources to achieve goals
  • Social security and health insurance
  • The opportunity to shape and implement the University's research strategy
  • Salary starting from 3000.00 EUR (before tax) and performance bonus up to 20% per month in accordance with RSU Remuneration Policy approved by RSU Council
  • The possibility to receive annual lump-sum reward for the results achieved and for fulfilling the criteria for research work at RSU up to EUR 10,000.00 (before tax)
  • Description of responsibilities

  • Establish the structure of the Institute, plan and manage the daily work of the Institute
  • Develop the Institute's research programme in accordance with RSU Development Strategy
  • Attract research funding to ensure the operation of the Institute, plan and control the Institute's budget and use of resources
  • Ensure the development and accessibility of the Institute's infrastructure to RSU departments
  • Ensure the attraction of funding necessary for research activity from various national and international funding programmes
  • Coordinate scientific research in the field of oncology within the framework of national and international research programmes
  • Represent RSU and the Institute in organisations related to its activity
  • Ensure the development and continuity of the staff of the Institute, analyse and evaluate the work of the staff
  • Requirements

    Research Field


    Education Level

    PhD or equivalent


    Expected competences

  • Ability to define strategic and tactical priorities and ensure their implementation
  • Excellent leadership skills and the ability to manage and motivate staff
  • Ability to collaborate with a wide range of academic and industry partners
  • Ability to communicate the organisation's strategy simply and persuasively
  • Excellent project management skills, ability to adapt to different contexts and opportunities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate clearly with colleagues, partners and students
  • Strategic thinking, idea generation and creativity
  • Scientific leadership experience, preferably in interdisciplinary cooperation between different organisations
  • Additional Information

    Eligibility criteria

    Education and knowledge

  • Doctoral degree, preferably in a field related to the activity of the Institute
  • Internationally recognized research activities with a minimum h-index of 8
  • Valid expert status with the Latvian Council of Science
  • Outstanding scientific or clinical activity with demonstrable results at Latvian or international level in Oncology or Molecular Genetics
  • Knowledge of how to create a productive and inclusive scientific, academic or clinical culture in the unit under management
  • Knowledge of an area of the Institute's activities and related technologies
  • Knowledge of public and private funding programmes and knowledge of organising and managing large national or international projects in oncology

  • Knowledge of the most important organisations in the field in Latvia and internationally and an understanding of the role of the Institute and opportunities in the network of these organisations

  • Experience of providing infrastructure services at organisational or wider level is desirable
  • Experience of the operation of international consortia
  • Excellent knowledge of Latvian and English at least at B2 level (according to Europass self-assessment grid)
  • Selection process

    To apply for the vacancy, please send the following documents to [email protected] or submit them to RSU Records Management and Archives Department at 16 Dzirciema iela, Riga, LV-1007 by 8 December 2023: CV and a Letter of Motivation;

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    Rīga Stradiņš University





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    Dzirciema street 16


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    [email protected]





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