Develop a research plan, find funding, and lead a team of Grad students in research.
Research Professors have a primary responsibility for leading the research culture in their department. The main focus of the job will involve their own research activities including presenting research findings at conferences worldwide. Research Professors are also required to seek external funding for their research activities to enhance the prestige of their institution and to initiate research projects that involve connections with scholars at other institutions.
PhD in field you want to conduct research on.