Assistant Vice President, Research Enhancement and Development

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 28, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Chancellors & Presidents, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Assistant Vice President, Research Enhancement and Development

Number of Vacancies

09 - Research

Primary Department
H0905-VP Research

Working Conditions
Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Vaccine verifications can be uploaded using the following link: If you require a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine mandate, please complete and follow the instructions in the following form:

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Leads a team that interfaces with the Associate Deans for Research and research administration support staff across the campus to identify and implement strategies to sustain and expand the research and technology development ecosystem at Wayne State University. This position will report directly to the Vice President for Research.

Supervise research development staff in the different schools and colleges that are supported by the Vice President for Research.

Research and creativity activities involve all programs on campus including the humanities and fine and performing arts to biomedicine, health care delivery, analytics and systems engineering.

Identify and nurture large programmatic funding initiatives that synergize strengths across different colleges, departments and strategic partners. Work with Principal Investigators to support the development and submission of such programmatic proposals.

Work closely with research teams in the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) for programmatic development, along with the Vice President for Research to develop strategies for further expansion of IBio programs.

Coordinate and expand ongoing activities within the Office of the Vice President for Research. Broaden awareness of funding opportunities across federal agencies.

Unique Duties

Doctorate Degree or other doctorate level degree in the biomedical research field, and professional senior-level experience.

Preferred level of experience is 10-15 years, along with same years of progressive experience and leadership or administrative positions in the field of scientific research, and grant and program management.

Strategic Thinking
Ability to work with executive leadership to establish strategic plans, organizational policies and priorities.

Ability to create a sense of mission and inspire individuals to contribute to the success of the mission in a multicultural environment.

Business Acumen
Ability to identify large programmatic funding that synergize strengths across different colleges and programs, and acquire such funding.

Management Skills
Ability to lead, plan, direct and coordinate successful research programs by working with individual investigators, having knowledge of Federal or other comparable scientific grants programs and regulations governing protection of human subjects in research, the humane care and use of laboratory animals in research, intellectual property, and knowledge and/or experience of key issues facing Institutions or researches.

Ability to work effectively with staff in areas such as: Brain and Behavioral Health; Bio & Systems Engineering; Interface of Genes, Ethnicity, Environment and Health; Metabolic Diseases (Diabetes and Obesity); and Urban Health Equity, which includes implementation sciences cutting across departments, programs, programs, centers and colleges.

Coalition Building
Ability to establish and lead effective communication and outreach plans with the scientific community, industry, the public, including Congress, and other stakeholders that incorporates developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with groups and key stakeholders to further organizational goals.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Job Type

Job Category
Executive Management

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date

Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Is this position reposted?

Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

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(Non-Academic Only)

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(Non-Academic Only)

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**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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