Associate Director, Research & Science Wanted In Salt Lake City

Published 2017-12-18
Expires 2019-06-15
ID #10563
Associate Director, Research & Science Wanted In Salt Lake City
United-states, Utah, Salt Lake City,
Published December 18, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: Associate director, research & science

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Requisition Number: PRN15930B

FLSA Code: Executive

Patient Sensitive Job


Standard Hours per Week: 40 hours

Full Time or Part Time?:
Full Time

Shift: Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area:

Department: 01214 - HCI Research Admin Dept

Location: Campus
/>City: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate Range: 60700 to 115300

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Job Summary

Shared Resources provide investigators with scientific resources and
services that are essential for their scientific research. Each facility has a director, staff, budget, and, often, specialized equipment.
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) maintains multiple shared resources with varied scientific focus. Six such
resources are directly supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant ( class="caps">CCSG); other facilities are supported through institutional funding.


job description

  • In coordination with Shared Resources Directors, facilitates administrative management of issues regarding
    budgeting, hiring, capital investments, outreach, evaluation, marketing, consolidation/ expansion of cores, and planning for, and
    acquisition of, new shared resource services or capabilities.
  • Strategically enables smooth, state-of-the-art operations of class="caps">HCI Shared Resources; identifies and addresses problems that impede optimal resource performance; recommends, develops,
    and implements policies and corrective actions.
  • Assists Shared Resource Directors with planning and development of goals and
    long-term objectives; administratively coordinates and enables execution of plans and objectives.
  • Acts as 1) conduit between Shared
    Resource Directors and HCI Senior Leadership, regarding development, management, and oversight, consistent with
    HCI policies and procedures; 2) advocate for Shared Resources, in ongoing efforts to improve services, equipment,
    and expertise; 3) coordinator of HCI Shared Resources, Senior Leadership, and Faculty Advisory Committees (FACs);
    and 4) liaison with University of Utah School of Medicine Shared Resources (Associate VP for Research), with respect to policies, website
    content (, and internal funding opportunities for
  • Maintains awareness of NCI guidelines and expectations for managing class="caps">CCSG-supported Shared Resources. Works closely with the CCSG Associate Administrator and class="caps">HCI Finance and Research Administration staff to regularly report on shared resources progress and achievements for
    competing and non-competing CCSG submissions. Ensures that FACs for each resource meet regularly and are
    appropriately documented.
  • Researches and evaluates equipment, services, policies, business models, and best practices of similar
    Shared Resources at peer institutions.

Qualifications needed

  • Experience in project management, including
    planning, resource allocation, staffing, budgeting, and performance
  • Experience in developing and implementing process improvement
  • Experience and/or aptitude in effective customer service
  • Familiarity with concepts, practices, and procedures
    key to the smooth operation of core facilities
  • Facility with complicated tasks and complexity in day-to-day operations

  • Facility in both written and oral presentation skills
  • Substantive initiative, creativity, problem solving ability, and personal

The successful candidate will:

  • Organize and express information and ideas
  • Ensure work and information are complete and accurate through careful preparation and follow-up
  • Work effectively
    with groups to accomplish organizational goals
  • Model and instill in others a high degree of professionalism, demonstrating honesty,
    integrity, accountability, and altruism
Additional Detail

The Associate Director of class="caps">HCI Shared Resources will report jointly to the Director of Research Administration and to the Senior Leader assigned to
oversee each shared resource. Shared Resources Directors will report administratively to this position.
  • In collaboration with class="caps">HCI Finance and Shared Resource Directors, maintains awareness and understanding of all aspects of shared resources,
    including hiring, budgeting, ordering, scheduling, billing, and tracking, use of equipment, services, turnaround times, and other relevant
    metrics. Maintains records and makes reports.
  • Conducts annual user surveys to analyze quality, cost, and timeliness of services
    provided, as well as to evaluate future development opportunities. Analyzes data, including usage reports and graphs generated by class="caps">HCI Finance, and reports to HCI Research Leadership Council (RLC).
    Participates in the development of narratives describing the shared resources, bibliographies listing research dependent on shared
    resources, data tracking, poster development and presentation, and data archival.
  • Assesses HCI's current and future shared resource
    needs by monitoring Cancer Center research programs and priorities, interacting with Shared Resources Directors and Cancer Research Program
    Leaders, and participating in RLC meetings, retreats, strategic planning, and task forces.
  • Works with
    HCI Senior Leadership, Shared Resources Directors, and FACs to establish needs and research options to meet those
    needs. With respect to capital equipment, acts as liaison in bidding and ordering and as coordinator in installation. Works with Shared
    Resource Directors to inventory, track, and oversee maintenance and/or replacement of equipment and shared instrumentation. Ensures that
    service contracts are up-to-date.
  • Actively seeks and regularly communicates opportunities for funding from federal agencies and
    private sponsors to Shared Resources Directors and HCI Senior Leadership. Initiates and/or participates in grant
    submissions pertinent to the development and improvement of shared resources (e.g. equipment, construction/ renovation, and/or training
    support), through writing/editing and preparation and/or analysis of data.
  • Stays current with scientific fields and issues relevant
    to HCI's shared resources. Evaluates potential new services, methodologies, and capabilities, in collaboration with Shared Resources
    Directors. Attends relevant conferences.
  • Works with Cancer Center Leadership in the development of new resources to establish
    additional scientific expertise and enhance the competitiveness of HCI investigators.Informs Shared Resource
    Directors, managers, and staff, as well as HCI Senior Leadership and Cancer Center members about regulatory
    requirements relevant to laboratory safety, data protection, animal subjects, and patient information, including university, federal, and
    state guidelines for biosafety, chemical safety, and radiation safety, as well as IACUC and class="caps">HIPAA regulations. Ensures that Shared Resources comply with regulatory requirements and that all personnel are
    up-to-date with certifications. Assists resources in gaining and maintaining proper approvals. Provides training assistance.Increases the
    visibility and utility of HCI Shared Resources by presenting core capabilities and services to the U of U/ class="caps">HCI community; assists Shared Resource Directors in presentations they may give at seminars and symposiums to promote
    HCI cores and/or establish new collaborations.
  • Oversees and monitors Shared Resources websites, in
    collaboration with HCI Communications web development staff, maintaining an up-to-date Internet presence.

  • Devises and implements marketing strategies to increase shared resource clientele and revenue.
  • Carries out responsibilities and
    performs special tasks, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Business or Public
Administration, a related area, or equivalency required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and
demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required. Master's degree in Business Administration or
related area preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined
in the position description.


Bachelor's degree; preference given to a degree in a life/health
science, quantitative science, general business degree, or public administration field. Five or more years of professional experience with
progressively increasing responsibility in academic programmatic and operations management. PhD or equivalent experience; supervisory

Type: Benefited Staff

Additional Information

The University of
Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable
federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or
ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran's status, status as a
qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities,
women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to
qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting,
email: [email protected] or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable
accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for
further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S.
Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: target="_blank">[email protected].

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). To be
eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to
the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll
in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not,
individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits
Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University's Benefits Department at
(801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug

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