Associate Dean, BioMed Research Service, Innovation, and Administration

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Dean, BioMed Research Service, Innovation, and Administration

Office of BioMed Executive Dean 

Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island


The Associate Dean, BioMed Research Service, Innovation, and Administration provides operational and strategic leadership to drive growth and operational excellence for the Division of Biology and Medicine’s research portfolio. This individual will create a culture of innovation, inclusion, engagement, and service. The Associate Dean will represent their team and Division leadership by establishing and maintaining relationships with central university partners including the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), hospital and clinical affiliates, and key strategic partners. 

The Associate Dean is responsible for the comprehensive management and administration of the research and sponsored program portfolio, consisting of approximately $105M in awards and $75M annually in direct and indirect expenditures. The Associate Dean will work with the support of, and under the direction of a BioMed Research Executive Council. This individual will have administrative responsibility for the daily management and reporting of all research grants, contracts and agreements including pre-award, post-award, research finance, and compliance. In addition, the Associate Dean will bring together under one umbrella the Division’s other research support services, including but not limited to the Center for Animal Care and Education, major proposals, investigator-initiated clinical trial units, and core services. This individual will also be responsible for identifying, analyzing, reducing, and resolving all research finance, compliance and accounting related issues, while overseeing all related Division policies, procedures and processes


Education and Experience

    Bachelor's Degree with 10+ years’ experience administrative in an academic or research environment (Master’s degree in related field preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience
    Experience with NIH research, animal research, and human subject's research a plus Supervisory experience and demonstrated team-building expertise. 


Job Competencies


    Exceptional interpersonal skills. Proven ability to build collaborative partnerships with leaders, campus partners, and external constituents. Demonstrated skills in project/ program planning management and evaluation.  Demonstrated successful experience working with faculty and agency personnel in a responsive sponsored project environment.  Proven analytical skills: must be able to understand the overall picture and pressures of a grant’s management environment.  Strong technical expertise in budget management and implementation and grant development processes and federal regulations.  High level of competence with the application of computer technology and administration of sponsored programs i.e., database management, spreadsheet applications, analytical skills, website management and management skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and well under pressure; and to adapt related experience to novel and frequently changing requirements. Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.



In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site. 

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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

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