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Assistant Director / Associate Director for Research Administration

University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Job Title: Assistant Director / Associate Director for Research Administration
Job Location: Pittsburgh , PA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy
Business/financial affairs, financial aid
Grants, programs, research admin
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-02-14
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description





Assistant Director / Associate Director for Research Administration

University of Pittsburgh

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center (Hillman) seeks a talented and experienced individual to step into a highly supportive environment as Assistant/Associate Director (AD) for Research Administration.  This is a very exciting time for a new AD for Administration to join Hillman. Hillman is strongly supported by UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The Hillman Foundation recently committed a large amount of continued support for our Center over the next 10 years. The new AD will collaborate with Hillman CC members to promote and invest these funds in strategic new projects, recruits, shared resources, and pilot programs. With our re-naming as UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, a new Director, and upcoming expansion of space for Hillman researchers, Hillman is unified and supportive of cancer research, prevention and therapy. 

The AD for Research Administration reports directly to the Deputy Director for Research Administration and is a member of Hillman’s leadership team. Primary duties and responsibilities include: oversight and management of Hillman facilities, scientific shared resources, development, facilitation and support of multi-component team science cancer research programs as well as spearheading internal and external collaborative research endeavors.  To meet the position requirements, the AD for Research Administration will collaborate with a team of administrators and PhD-level scientists, coordinate vision setting and strategic planning; support and participate in CCSG Research Program and Shared Resource activates; develop operational and administrative policies and procedures; work with the Hillman Fiscal Office to develop budgets and monitor spending; develop staff and space utilization plans; oversee facility operations; and communicate research outcomes to Hillman investigators, the NCI, and the public. To facilitate and advance Hillman science, the AD will also: coordinate CCSG preparation and submission; grow the funded research base, with emphasis on multi-disciplinary collaboration with internal and external investigators; work with the Hillman Development Office to promote and increase philanthropic donations; assist in recruitment of faculty.

Located in the City of Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, (Pittsburgh is routinely ranked as one of the top-most livable and affordable U.S. cities), Hillman is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated matrix cancer center focused on state-of-the-art cancer research, training the next generation of cancer researchers, and community outreach. In 2015, Hillman celebrated its 30th anniversary and the renewal of its 5-year NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG). Hillman has over 330 members, 10 scientific programs, 13 CCSG-supported shared resources, and an FY17 institutional funding base of nearly $157 million. In FY16 the University of Pittsburgh ranked #5 in overall NIH funding. During its 2015 CCSG review, Hillman Research Administration scored exceptional.

Job Requirements

Candidates for the position must have a PhD or master’s degree in business, administration, policy, or other research administration-relevant field. Candidates also must have 5+ years in research administration, which includes an understanding of the regulatory requirements and complexities pertaining to animal and clinical research; familiarity with NCI CCSG requirements; experience with NCI-funded cancer centers; and excellent written and oral communication, computer, people management, and interpersonal skills. Candidate will be an Assistant or Associate Professor commiserate with experience.


Information and Application Process Instructions

The successful candidate will be hired as an employee of the University of Pittsburgh, with a very competitive salary and benefits package (see www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits). The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer.  EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

To apply for the position of Associate Director for Research Administration at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, please send a 1-page personal statement highlighting your qualifications and experience, along with your CV or resume, to Hillman Director Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD (care of thompsonla3@upmc.edu).

Robert L. Ferris., MD, PhD, Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

C/O Lola Thompson, 5150 Centre Avenue, Suite 500

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Hillman Director Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, care of thompsonla3@upmc.edu as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on www.AcademicCareers.com. Thank you.

Hillman Director Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, care of thompsonla3@upmc.edu
Please Apply as Included Above
5150 Centre Avenue, Suite 500
Pittsburgh , PA 15232


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