Innovation manager

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Job Summary


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following posts:

INNOVATION MANAGER (X 1)

Duties And Responsibilities


Duties and Responsibilities

Managing the MSU innovation ecosystem and participate in the entrenching of the innovation and commercialization culture as guided by the heritage-based Education 5.0.
Building and strengthening MSU innovation capacity.
Nurturing innovation, fostering creativity, embracing technology, and developing students and staff to meet the challenges of the world.
Overseeing the management of the Innovation Hub facilities.
Presiding over management and commercialization of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
Supporting, advising, and connecting for the creation of spin-offs and industry-academia collaborations.
Advising, supporting, and collaborating with faculties, departments, institutes to promote innovation.
Connecting the University with external partners and institutions, developing educational products (both training and consultancy programmes) for external clients, and delivering commercial programmes that increase the University’s research and innovation impact.
Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications And Experience


 

Qualifications and Experience

A Bachelors degree in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) or related discipline.
A Masters degree in Intellectual Property or related.
A Master’s in degree in Business Administration is an added advantage.
At least five (5) years of working experience and a track record in research and development (R&D) related environment.
Possess good leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills at all levels within and outside the University

 

How To Apply


 

APPLICATIONS

Applicants must submit copies of applications with the following: Application letter, certified copies of certificates, and Curriculum Vitae giving full details of names, place, and date of birth, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact telephone number (s), and names and email addresses of three referees to:

The Deputy Registrar (Human Resources)

Midlands State University

vacancies@staff.msu.ac.zw

Application documents must be in a single scan pdf format. The closing date for applications is Friday, 11 March 2022.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be communicated to.

 

 

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