Vice President of Research
Job Summary: The VP of Research is responsible for the development and further growth of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program. This includes mentoring junior scientists as well as maintaining his/her own (outside) funded research program. The VP of Research will be part of the senior staff.
Postgraduate degree in Epidemiology or related field, or MD with additional epidemiological training.
Proven track record of obtaining external funding for his/her research
Proven track record of PEER-reviewed publications
At least 10 years experience in Cancer Prevention and Control Research
Experience in management/administration is preferred
Demonstrated skills in the following areas:
o Excellent Interpersonal skills
o Team Leader
o Excellent communication skills
o Able to work collaboratively with all other staff members, health care professionals, and community institutions.
Must be able to effectively communicate with the public the goals, mission, and the research programs.
The Major Duties and Responsibilities:
o Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for the cancer prevention and control research program.
o Mentor junior scientist/epidemiologists in developing their research efforts in the framework of the overall goals of the organization
o Responsible for obtaining an overall level of PEER reviewed research funding,
o Maintain an active (funded) personal research program.
B Administrative / Management
o Supervise on day-to-day basis the scientific staff.
o Responsible for budget management of Research function.
o Participate in overall (strategic) management as a member of the senior (executive) staff.
o Implement strategic research plan for the organization
Internal : Daily contact with research staff, other`employees and volunteers
External: Ongoing interaction with community-at-large, media, and health care professionals, etc.
The following describes the general nature and level of the position. Candidates for this position will possess:
o Postgraduate degree (PhD) in Epidemiology or related field; or MD with additional training (MPH) in epidemiology.
o Senior investigator (comparable to full tenured professor in academia) with proven track record in obtaining external PEER reviewed funding for his/her research program.
o Skilled in managing a research division, both from a human resources perspective as well as from a content perspective.
o Ability to conceptualize, design, and implement a cancer prevention and control research program.
o Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
o Ability to recruit, select, motivate, and manage a team of professionals.
o Strong written and verbal skills
o Ten years of a successful research career, as evidenced by PEER-reviewed publications and externally funded research projects.
o Experience at a management level is definitely an asset.
o Experience in budget preparation and fiscal management.