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Associate Director - Health Research

Employer
Arizona State University
Location
Tempe, Arizona
Salary
$66,000 - $120,000 per year; DOE
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022
Website
https://cfo.asu.edu/applicant

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Research Administration
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Director, Health Research 83736BR

 

Campus: Tempe

 

Job Description

 

 

 

The Associate Director of Health Research will be responsible for overseeing, managing, and growing ASU’s rapidly evolving health and clinical research portfolio. The Associate Director of Health Research will be directly supervised by the Director of VPR Strategy within the Office of the Vice President of Research (OVPR) at ASU Knowledge Enterprise (KE), and will work directly with relevant Deans, Directors, and senior leaders across all ASU enterprises. In this role, the Associate Director of Health Research will have a unique opportunity to become familiar with “all things health” at ASU (e.g., 40+ health-related colleges, institutes, centers, and offices), and serve as the single point of contact for health research for internal and external stakeholders (e.g., clinicians and leadership at hospitals, state and county health departments, and non-profits). Situated within the OVPR, the Associate Director of Health Research will be empowered to work closely with key stakeholders in health across ASU to support existing efforts and shape the future of health and clinical research at ASU and in the Phoenix Metro Area.

Specifically, the Associate Director of Health Research will be responsible for developing a system to track, measure, and evaluate health and clinical research across ASU; communicating strategic plans for health research to key stakeholders across all ASU enterprises; working with Deans and Directors to create coordination and cohesion in health research activities across ASU; growing research activities and expenditures in strategic areas of interest; managing, growing, and supporting cross-sector partnerships (e.g., with payers, providers, health departments, medical schools, health information exchanges, tech companies, etc.); serving on and coordinating internal boards, councils, and working groups; representing ASU on external health-related boards and councils; showcasing ASU’s overall impact in health to internal and external audiences; managing relationships with clinical partners and working with Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships (CESP) to support the advancement of other partnerships; and working with ASU Foundations to diversify funding for health and clinical research, including going after and winning large “moonshot” opportunities in health.

Job Family

 

Research & Laboratory

 

Department Name

 

Office of VP Research Develop

 

Full-Time/Part-Time

 

Full-Time

 

VP Code

 

KNOWLEDGE ENTERPRISE DEV

 

Scope of Search

 

Open

 

Grant Funded Position

 

This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

 

Salary Range

 

$66,000 - $120,000 per year; DOE

 

Close Date

 

27-September-2022

 

Category

 

04

 

Essential Duties

 

Assists the Director, VPR Research Strategy and Vice President of Research in overseeing, managing, and growing ASU’s health and clinical research portfolio. By working closely with the Director, VPR Strategy and the Vice President of Research, the Associate Director of Health Research will actualize strategic plans for health research to purposefully grow research expenditures. Specifically, the Associate Director of Health Research will be responsible for the following: 

 

  • Executing strategic plans for research at ASU in the health space by coordinating logistics, communicating effectively, analyzing data, and assessing progress across enterprises and academic units 
  • Tracking, measuring, evaluating, and growing health research at ASU (including but not limited to research expenditures)
  • Showcasing ASU’s impact in health to internal and external audiences; advancing strategic goals for health research at ASU set by the President, Executive Vice President of ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise (KE), and Vice President of Research
  • Managing key clinical partnerships and working closely with the Office of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships in KE to support the management of others
  • Overseeing and serving on several internal councils and working groups to ensure coordination and cohesion of efforts across ASU and advance progress towards goals
  • Supporting Deans, Directors, researchers, and faculty
  • Working with ASU Foundations to diversify funding for health and clinical research, including going after and winning large “moonshot” opportunities in health
  • Advising the VPR on executive decision making.


Additionally, the Associate Director of Health Research will:

  • Oversee the identification and prioritization of appropriate funding opportunities
  • Develop teams to respond to targeted research initiatives, including proposal management
  • Consult with team members to identify strengths, challenges, and prospective options with the goal of submitting the most competitive proposals. 
  • May supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.


Examples of activities the Associate Director of Health Research may lead: 

  • Collaborate with local health departments and community stakeholders on statewide pandemic recovery and resiliency efforts
  • Pursue and win large multi-million-dollar grant opportunities in partnership with local hospitals and tech companies
  • Set up smooth pathways for researchers to obtain biospecimens from clinical partners
  • Work with hospital leadership across AZ to accelerate joint research in areas of overlapping interest (e.g., maternal and child health)
  • Develop a model for engaging citizen scientists at ASU to bring research into communities and diversify clinical research.

Minimum Qualifications

 

 

 

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND seven (7) years of related administrative experience, which includes four (4) years of supervisory experience; OR, Eleven (11) years of related administrative experience, which includes four (4) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.  Employee must possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Desired Qualifications

 

 

 

  • Master's Degree or Ph.D. in a health-related field
  • Experience working in higher education.

Working Environment

 

 

 

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions. Drives University vehicle and/or cart to campus site.

Department Statement

 

For the seventh year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all five years the category has existed.

ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way. http://research.asu.edu/

 

ASU Statement

 

 

 

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employment Verification Statement

 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

 

Background Check Statement

 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

 

Instructions to Apply

 

 

 

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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