Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is a
premier academic medical center located in the heart of Richmond.
Accounting for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research, the School
of Medicine is internationally recognized for patient care and
education. VCU School of Medicine comprises 18 clinical
departments, eight basic health science departments, and 11
affiliated institutes and centers, and provides preeminent
education top physicians and scientists in order to improve the
quality of healthcare for humanity. All full-time university staff
are eligible for our generous benefits package that includes
choices for health, vision, and dental coverage, life-insurance,
short and long-term disability coverage, retirement planning,
tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, flexible spending
accounts, tuition benefits, significant paid-time off,12 paid
holidays, and more. Explore our benefits further here:
This position will be based in the Department of Pediatrics and
will support the work and strategic research goals of the Chairman.
This position requires a broad understanding of policy and
administration research, multiple grant funding mechanisms (P’s,
R’s, U’s, T’s, K’s etc.), strong experience with federal cost
accounting, project development and budgeting. This position will
work with VCU staff and researchers across a wide range of
expertise and disciplines, including research investigators,
technical staff and administrators.
Support, Infrastructure and Planning maximizing departmental and
institutional collaboration for research opportunities that advance
Working with Chairman of Pediatrics and Department Administrator,
coordinate strategic research planning.
Identify, plan and implement new pediatric research and resource
initiatives (e.g. interdisciplinary pilot grants working with the
Children’s Health Research Initiative and the Office of the Vice
President for Research and Innovation).
Attend meetings and interact with other departments and
institutional centers to expand the portfolio, growth, and
productivity of all research that includes
Resolve problems directly, or in consultation with
chairman/administrator concerning staffing, utilization of
facilities, equipment and funds.
Coordinate federal limited submissions for VCU to develop processes
for selecting the grant/research proposal with the greatest chance
Supervise the team of research administrative staff supporting both
pre and post award administration.
Pediatric Research Communications and Outreach (coordinated with
the Vice Chair of Research)
Cores - Financial and Policy Oversight.
Working with the department administrator, recommend distribution
and allocation of general department resources related to
Prepare reports for management review.
Supervise pediatric research staff, providing leadership and team
support and oversight for pre- and post-award processes
Make staffing recommendations, interview and screen applicants for
Maintain knowledge of existing resources for support of research
Organizational Impact: Implements strategies for a sub function
with direct impact to the function results.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Resolves highly complex
business issues that are often unprecedented that have immediate
impact on own sub-function or entity and wider implications to the
Breadth of Knowledge: Applies expertise within
professional/technical area and uses advanced business knowledge to
Team Interaction: Leads a sub-function serving the organization at
large or across one or more entity(s).
Master’s degree in relevant discipline
Any applicable certifications
University Job: Director RS (32411)
Salary Range: $100,000-$150,000
Department: Department of Pediatrics
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: No
Exemption Status: Exempt
Contact Name: Gary Southard
Contact Email: email@example.com