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Research Director

Description

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We are looking for a highly experienced and dedicated Research Director to lead our research department. The Research Director will be responsible for setting the research agenda, developing research methodologies, and leading a team of researchers to execute studies that provide valuable insights for our organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in research, excellent leadership skills, and a passion for uncovering insights that can drive strategic decision-making. The Research Director will also be responsible for ensuring the quality of research outputs, managing research budgets, and building relationships with external research partners and stakeholders.

Responsibilities

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  • Setting the research agenda and developing research methodologies.
  • Leading a team of researchers to execute studies.
  • Ensuring the quality of research outputs.
  • Managing research budgets.
  • Building relationships with external research partners and stakeholders.
  • Presenting research findings to senior management and other stakeholders.
  • Developing and implementing research policies and procedures.
  • Overseeing the recruitment, training, and development of research staff.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest research techniques and technologies.
  • Ensuring compliance with ethical guidelines and regulations in conducting research.

Requirements

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  • PhD in a relevant field.
  • Proven experience as a Research Director or similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of research methodologies and statistical analysis techniques.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage budgets and resources.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of ethical guidelines and regulations in conducting research.

Potential interview questions

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  • What is your experience in managing a research team?
  • Can you describe a research project you have led that had a significant impact?
  • How do you ensure the quality of research outputs?
  • How do you manage research budgets?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to present research findings to senior management?