RCSI is seeking to appoint the O’Brien Chair of Global Surgery. The successful applicant will lead the RCSI Institute of Global Surgery (IGS) in Dublin. Applicants will have a strong international record of relevant research; a background in health (for example but not limited to public health, health systems, health services and surgery); and experience working in one or more low or middle income countries. RCSI encourages individuals from all of these professional groups to apply.
The O’Brien Chair of Global Surgery will be an internationally respected opinion leader with extensive experience in global health programmes and advocacy, relevant research, strong executive management experience; and will have a trackrecord or evidence of potential to lead the development of world class surgical education and training programmes.
The Professor will have the ability to drive the formation of the newly established RCSI Institute of Global Surgery and inspire the development of our unique culture of collegiality and innovation to fuel a dynamic global health community across RCSI.
The O’Brien Chair of Global Surgery will report to the Chief Officer for Surgical Affairs and will be supported by an advisory group comprised of RCSI’s Chief Officers of Academia and Research. The Professor will provide vision and leadership, particularly in the area of global surgery to ensure the delivery of education and training, research and advocacy excellence already underway.
The role will be based in Dublin with an expectation of travel to the regions in which RCSI operates. The successful candidate should expect to make a number of international trips annually.