Research Leaders Forum

MSFHR is seeking nominations for the inaugural MSFHR Research Leaders Forum.

Nominees should be distinguished health researchers able to provide expert insight and advice to guide MSFHR’s strategic direction in supporting and strengthening BC’s health research and life sciences ecosystem.

 

About the Research Leaders Forum

The Research Leaders Forum (‘the Forum’) will advise the MSFHR Board and senior management on the trends, challenges and opportunities shaping health research at provincial, national and international levels to ensure MSFHR is well equipped to support the advancement of world-class health research in BC.

In particular, the Forum will:

  • Identify and provide insight on:
    • Major health and research trends, challenges and opportunities.
    • Urgent and emerging research and scientific foci.
  • Provide strategic advice to inform the design of MSFHR’s grant programs and competitions (e.g., identifying program development gaps or opportunities).
  • Provide strategic advice and recommendations on key MSFHR activities (e.g., best practices in application review, partnership development).
  • Advise the MSFHR Board of Directors on any issues referred to the Forum; this may include striking issue‐specific task forces or working groups that involve non‐Forum members.

Reporting to the MSFHR Board of Directors, Forum members will be appointed for a single two year term, with the option of an additional year and reappointment following a break in service. The Forum will meet up to twice a year, with additional meetings as required at the call of the Forum Chair.

MSFHR is currently seeking nominations for the first Research Leaders Forum. To submit a nomination, please refer to the materials below:

Deadline

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017.

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Membership criteria and key competencies

Given the strategic nature of this Forum, nominees should be accomplished health researchers with leadership experience in the health sector and in-depth knowledge of the health research and life sciences ecosystem at provincial, national and international levels.

Experience
  • Significant contributions, accomplishments and achievements in the health research sector.
  • Track record of effective, committed participation in boards, councils, and other similar bodies.
  • Current and prior experience in relevant leadership roles.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility – has in-depth knowledge and broad experience in the health sector and has used this to accomplish goals and objectives.
Knowledge

In-depth knowledge of:

  • Major health and research trends, challenges and opportunities provincially, nationally, and internationally.
  • Urgent and emerging research and scientific foci.
  • The health research and life sciences ecosystem in BC.
  • BC’s health sector or health system.
  • Health research funding.

This description outlines the responsibilities, criteria and key competencies for the role, and is not meant to be exhaustive. Other responsibilities may take shape for this role over time.

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Nomination and selection process

  1. Before submitting a nomination, please review the membership criteria and key competencies.

  2. The complete nomination package must consist of:

    • A sponsor letter from the person proposing the nominee, outlining the rationale for the nomination and addressing the membership criteria and key competencies. The letter should also speak to the nominee’s potential to contribute to the Forum.

    • The nominee’s curriculum vitae (in any format), including a list of publications in the past 10 years and a description of his/her five most significant contributions.

To submit a nomination, please email the completed nomination package to Valerie To, Director, Research CompetitionsThe deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017.

Forum members will be appointed by the MSFHR Board of Directors on the basis of their accomplishments, depth of experience and thought leadership, ensuring an appropriate mix of skills, expertise and representation from across BC. Provincial membership will be complemented by national and international members to provide global perspectives.

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Contact

For more information about the nomination process, contact:

Valerie To
Director, Research Competitions
604.714.2783
vto@msfhr.org

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