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Director of Research Administration, Kidney Cancer Program

Kidney Cancer Program
75235, Dallas
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Research Administration Faculty Position –

Kidney Cancer Program, UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, and Simmons Cancer Center Kidney Cancer Program are recruiting for a Director of Research Administration (DRA) for the Kidney Cancer Program (KCP).


Recognized with a Leaders in Clinical Excellence award, a finalist Healthcare Innovation award by D CEO and Dallas Innovates and with a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) award by the National Cancer Institute, the KCP is a trailblazing program in the country. 


The successful applicant will join the faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center, a premier medical center that ranks #1 in healthcare research based on the Nature Index.




The DRA will assist with:

  • strategic development of research programs and new initiatives; grants and manuscript writing/submission; pre- and post-awards; progress reports; supervision and support of trainees; coordinating meetings and SPORE activities, including with advisory boards; intellectual property; material transfer agreements; and research compliance.

The DRA will join a team including a Program Coordinator/Financial Analyst and Director of Communications.




Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology and be:

  • well-organized, excellent writers, attentive to detail, goal-oriented, possess excellent communication, and possess time management skills.

Experience in research administration and grant management is encouraged but not essential.


Qualified candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. James Brugarolas, Director of the Kidney Cancer Program, c/o Kathleen Worland, KCP Program Coordinator (


Job: Physical presence required.


Salary: Negotiable.


About UT Southwestern


The UTSW mission is to promote health and a healthy society that enables individuals to achieve their full potential. Our goals are to:


HEAL - by providing the best care possible today, improving and innovating for better care tomorrow EDUCATE – by preparing physicians, scientists, and caregivers to attend to the needs of patients and society DISCOVER – by addressing unmet needs to find better treatments for the benefit of society as a whole The story of UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of commitment to excellence, dedication to discovery, and service to the community.  UT Southwestern’s faculty and residents annually provide care to more than 100,000 hospitalized patients and oversee nearly 3 million outpatient visits.


The faculty has included six Nobel Laureates, four of whom are active faculty members, 25 members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, and 16 members of the National Academy of Medicine.


And as international medical and scientific needs grow, UT Southwestern will keep working to remain at the pinnacle of medical institutions worldwide.


About UTSW’s Kidney Cancer Program
The mission of the Kidney Cancer Program is to provide superb and compassionate care to all kidney cancer patients and their families, and to advance therapeutic developments through rigorous, innovative, high-impact research.


About Dallas, TX UT Southwestern isn’t just a great place to work; it also happens to be located in a great place to call home. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is one of the most exciting regions in the country to live in, offering a compelling blend of cultural, recreational, sports, and entertainment activities to our employees and their families all year long.




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