Job ref no.: CT3119652-01#0488

Director of Research & Development

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited 納 米 及 先 進 材 料 研 發 院 有 限 公 司

Oversees a market segment that focuses on using innovative materials and nanotechnology to develop a series of core platform technologies to support one or more of the following areas:
  • Energy generation, storage and saving material;
  • Infectious diseases prevention, infectious diseases & food safety detection and drug delivery systems for skincare, health supplement & pharmaceutical applications;
  • A radically novel emerging technology.
The appointee will be responsible for:
  • Explore and identify new clientele, propose strategic directions and business plan for the R&D sector;
  • Execute plans for technological development and transfer in nanotechnology and advanced materials;
  • Define the technology & project development roadmap based on the proposed business plan & strategy;
  • Apply ITF funding and execute the projects to build-up a strong patent portfolio and develop technologies with competitive advantages for different product applications;
  • Collaborate with local and overseas experts and industrial partners to shorten time-to-market and to initiate projects for NAMI;
  • Build partnerships with industries, academia and the government;
  • Work with the Business Development team to promote, market and commercialize the technologies and products to be developed;
  • Lead the technical personnel of the R&D Centre; and
  • Assist the Chief Executive Officer in his managerial responsibilities.

Requirements
  • Degree holder or above, preferably PhD, in Polymer, Material, Chemical, Food, Nutrition, Bioengineering, Biomedical, Nanotechnology, Mechanical, Electrical, Textile Technology or relevant science and engineering disciplines, or equivalent qualifications;
  • At least 10 years and preferably 20 years of experience in senior technical management and business development in the areas of nanotechnology and advanced materials;
  • Hands on experience in leading drug delivery, biomaterials, surface modifications/characterization for drug/device combination product applications, nanofiber, functional polymer, traditional Chinese medicine or health food & beverage formulation, functional fabric or fiber, protective materials, fire resistant / retardant materials, low power materials or other emerging technologies incubation and commercialization projects;
  • Demonstrate ability to initiate, implement and manage R&D programs;
  • Acumen for advances and trends in nanotechnology and advanced materials;
  • Awareness of the technical capacity and research strengths of local and regional industries and universities;
  • Knowledge and experience in managing R&D projects under the Government's Innovation and Technology Fund would be an advantage;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Chinese & English, proficiency in Putonghua would be an advantage; and
  • Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills.

Salary and Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Medical and dental benefits as well as annual leave will be provided. Appointment will be offered on a contract basis, renewable subject to mutual agreement and performance.

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