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Location:Within Scotland - not further specified
Closing date:28 February 2018 at midnight
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (“IBioIC”), hosted by the University of Strathclyde, is looking for a Chair for its Governing Board from August 2018.
IBioIC was established in January 2014 to accelerate and de-risk the development of Industrial Biotechology in Scotland. IBioIC was awarded a £10m core grant from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) with a specific remit to create an Industrial Biotechnology Community that uses Scottish Academic assets to bring economic benefit to Scotland, since then it has created an activity valued at over £50m.
IBioIC is a key part of the Scottish National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology with the aim of creating a £900m sector by 2025.
IBioIC is in the final stages of gaining its second phase of five year funding from the SFC and Enterprise Agencies where its ambitions are even greater, putting Scotland firmly on the global map as the place to develop and exploit Industrial Biotechnology.
The role of the IBioIC Chair is a superb opportunity to contribute to an emerging economic sector in Scotland – a sector of global importance in which Scotland can be world-leading. The role also provides opportunities to support the development of Scotland’s Innovation Centres’ programme and to champion the role of innovation in the UK economy. It is essential that the Chairperson has the skills and experience to steer the future of the organisation and enable the Governing Board to work effectively.
A detailed description of the responsibilities of the Chair can be found in the application details on the IBioIC website: http://www.ibioic.com/who_we_are/governance/d37/
Please send your CV and covering letter detailing why you have applied for the role and what your experience, knowledge and networks would bring to IBioIC, to firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date is midnight on 28 February 2018, late applications will not be considered.
If you have queries about the role or appointment process, please contact Heather St. Clair during UK business hours on +44 141 548 5830.