Director, Health Research Center in Porto

i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
Porto, Portugal
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jul 6, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences
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Full Time
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i3S (Institute for Research and Innovation in Health of the University of Porto, Portugal) opened an international call for applications for the role of Director. The desired profile is that of a senior and internationally reputed leader with an outstanding scientific track record in Health/Biomedical Sciences, proven leadership and management skills, and the highest ethical standards to embody and successfully implement the mission of i3S.

We offer a competitive salary and representation expenses compatible with the level of appointment, equivalent to the top level of Full Professor / Faculty Director at the University of Porto. A full package of social benefits, health and retirement plans is offered in accordance with the Portuguese law.


1) Established international reputation based on research excellence and ethics in Biomedical Sciences;

2) Strong record of publication of influential papers and other indicators of scientific merit;

3) Leadership experience and evidence of strong management skills;

4) Proven track-record in securing and managing significant funding;

5) Excellent ability to communicate and network with the research community and wider society;

6) Excellent knowledge of English is required; knowledge of Portuguese is beneficial, but not required.

Applications from active scientists are encouraged.

Applications are open until July 29, 2022.

Applications should include (1) a detailed curriculum vitae demonstrating outstanding research achievements, leadership and management experience; and (2) a motivation letter elaborating on the vision for the institute management. Applications and specific enquiries about the position should be sent electronically in strict confidentiality to

Details on the role, i3S, and composition of the Search Committee available at

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