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Executive Director, Research Strategy and Operations, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 21, 2022

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:

Job Description:

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.

Required Qualifications:

Support, Infrastructure and Planning maximizing departmental and institutional collaboration for research opportunities that advance children’s health.
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 children/adolescents.
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 for funding.
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 research.
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 hiring.
Maintain knowledge of existing resources for support of research activity.

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 organization.
Breadth of Knowledge: Applies expertise within professional/technical area and uses advanced business knowledge to develop objectives.
Team Interaction: Leads a sub-function serving the organization at large or across one or more entity(s).

Bachelor's required

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in relevant discipline

Any applicable certifications

University Job: Director RS (32411)

Salary Range: $100,000-$150,000

Position Details:

Department: Department of Pediatrics
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: No
FTE: 1.0
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Gary Southard

Contact Email:

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