New director for research and internationalisation

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) has appointed Carlos das Neves as director for research and internationalisation. Carlos is currently Head of the food safety and antimicrobial resistance section at NVI, and is a senior researcher in the fields of wildlife health and One Health.

He has a PhD in viral infections in reindeer and has experience in topics such as antimicrobial resistance, food safety, molecular biology, risk assessment and virology. He has previously served as Head of Virology at NVI between 2014-2017 and is Associate Professor at UiT, Arctic University of Norway.

- I am happy that das Neves has accepted this job and that he will quickly focus on the main tasks we have set for the position, says Director General Gaute Lenvik.

Das Neves takes over as director for research and internationalisation from February 1st.

The Director for research and International relations will be responsible for:

  • Design and follow up the Institute’s research strategy and ensure that research and projects are relevant to the Institute’s mission
  • Further develop and follow up the institute’s research activities and international engagement
  • Represent NVI in relevant committees and networks both in Norway and abroad
  • Lead the institute's research committee
  • Ensure NVI’s research maintains high ethical and quality standards, and promote research education
  • Coordinate support functions related to research, innovation and international activities
  • Maintain good dialogue with NVI researchers and section leaders

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