Scientific Manager

  • Description:
    Covenant University Bioinformatics Research (CUBRe), has an opening for a new position: a Scientific Manager (CUBRe SM), equivalent to a PostDoc. This role is expected to work closely with the CUBRe Principal Investigator (PI)/Program Director (PD) to manage CUBRe projects including the new NIH funded West African Sustainable Leadership and Innovation Training in Bioinformatics Research (WASLITBRe). The SM will be responsible to CUBRe PI/PD. The position is planned for Five years in the first instance, but this staff will be evaluated every six (6) months. To add, the Scientific Manager, need not commit 5 whole years, the reason why this position will be treated as a Postdoc position. Qualified persons from Nigeria or outside Nigeria, who has at least 1 year for Postdoc can please apply.
  • Key duties
    • Research to provide solution framework to research problem as will directed by the CUBRe PI/PD
    • Representing CUBRe, responsible for all liaison with and management of its network of research contacts, collaborations, funding agencies etc.
    • Overseeing projects and providing feedback and guidance where necessary.
    • Managing scheduling of all projects, ensuring personnel are performing deliverables on-time
    • Following-up with CUBRe staff to keep projects on schedule.
    • Managing project budgets.
    • Providing updates and maintaining open communication with the PI to monitor/update strategic objectives of CUBRe when necessary.
    • Preparing reports to funding agencies. Preparing proposals for grant applications.
  • Qualification
    • Doctorate Degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, related fields in Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Engineering.
    • At least 2 years of PostDoc. experience is a must, with good track of publications in journals of significant impact factors.
  • Experience and Knowledge
    • Managed project teams or engineers or scientists.
    • Experienced in budgeting and budget control.
    • Background understanding of intellectual property.
    • Experienced in grant applications.
  • Soft skills
    • Good team player and communicator.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Able to multi-task and work well in a fast-paced environment.
    • Able to work independently without direct supervision.
  • Primary Location: Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state
  • Organisation: Covenant University Bioinformatics Research (CUBRe)
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Salary: Max. $21,600 PA
  • How to apply
    Send CV and motivation letter to,, and with email subject matter, in the format: Application for CUBRe Scientific Manager + FIRST NAME_LAST NAME.
  • Closing date: 31st October 2017, and applications will be treated in a continuous basis until positions are filled.
  • Announcer: Ezekiel F. Adebiyi (Ph.D)
    Professor and Lead, Covenant University Bioinformatics Research (CUBRe)