Assistant Vice President, Research Enhancement and
Number of Vacancies
09 - Research
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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 and creativity activities involve all programs on campus
including the humanities and fine and performing arts to
biomedicine, health care delivery, analytics and systems
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
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.
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
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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
Ability to identify large programmatic funding that synergize
strengths across different colleges and programs, and acquire such
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.
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.
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?
None (New Posting)
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