Executive Director of Translational Research Institute

Company: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Updated: 8/5/2020


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences OVERVIEW: This high profile position reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical and Translational Research/Translational Research Institute (TRI) Director and will champion an innovative research leadership institute that addresses intra-campus coordination, community engagement, clinical trials, and external collaboration opportunities. The Executive Director leads the development of TRI initiatives from concept through defining strategic direction to ultimate implementation. As an ambassador for the TRI Leadership Council, she/he establishes lines of communication with all key stakeholders at local, state, and national levels. The Executive Director is responsible for monitoring the budget and will supervise TRI programmatic activities. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans. UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks: Health: Medical, Dental, and Vision plans available for staff and family Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only) Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000 Career Training and Educational Opportunities Merchant Discounts Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy Salary: offered commensurate with experience RESPONSIBILITIES: Executive Functions: Acts as the facilitator and implementer of TRI’s global plan. Prepares recommendations for meeting the needs of the program for TRI leadership. Participates in strategic planning. Develops work plans, long-range goals, and short-range objectives. Directs and coordinates TRI-related institutional research information exchanges with other institutions, agencies, or entities. Serves as the TRI Director’s key designee. Operations: Provides oversight and leadership of TRI’s daily operations; including planning, executing, and finalizing institutional initiatives according to deadlines and within budget. Serves as the focal point of contact for TRI project managers and program managers. Identifies and coordinates collaboration between TRI components, UAMS researchers, and UAMS researchers and external partners, including the CTSA consortium and private companies. Identifies unmet organizational needs and solutions. Acts as a resource to the UAMS research community. Educates research staff as part of the Clinical Research Special Program. Administrative: Develops, interprets, and assists in implementing protocols, standards, guidelines, and quality assurance procedures to assure appropriate and timely access to TRI initiatives. Supports and organizes program review efforts and determines the viability of proposed resource allocation. Serves as a member of institutional and CTSA consortium level committees. Participates in professional organizations as appropriate to TRI. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree plus 10 years experience, including at least five (5) years of management/supervisory experience and experience managing a large NIH grant. Preferred Qualifications:  Human subjects research experience UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. Interested individuals are asked to apply online at https://external-uams.icims.com/jobs/67266/executive-director-of-tri/job?hub=6