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Applications are invited for the post of Director of Research at Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, India. The responsibilities include the overall conduct of research at the main campus and establishing a new Institute at Gummidipoondi Campus. It is expected that applicants will be eminent active physician-scientists with some administrative experience. Requirements for establishing the Institute and remuneration are open to negotiation. Please write to for further details and information is also available at and 

Job description     
Director Research shall be responsible for all research activities across all campuses of CI.
The responsibilities shall include:

1.      Developing a long-term vision to achieve a leadership position in chosen areas of cancer research nationally and developing long-term/annual  plans to implement such vision


2.      Establishing a globally benchmarked, cancer research facility at the proposed new site in Gummidipundi, a suburb of Chennai.


3.      Being responsible for robust academic activities of the research division, including
a.   Identifying and starting new medical and para-medical courses. 


b.   Identifying training needs and organizing appropriate training courses for faculty and others.


c.    Conducting meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences in the field of cancer research with a view to acquiring and disseminating knowledge on cancer research.


4.      Identifying and arranging partnerships and collaborations, nationally and internationally, in pursuit of the vision/ plans.


5.      Raising funds to support the execution of the plans.


6.      Being responsible for the overall administration of the Research Division.


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