The MGH Institute of Health Professions seeks an Executive Director of Research to assist with managing the Institute's rapidly growing research and scholarship programs. The Director's major responsibilities are aligned with the Institute's strategic priorities, which include advancing the Institute's research and scholarship enterprise, supporting ongoing research operations, marketing and branding, facilitating faculty development, promoting research partnerships, and providing financial oversight. The Director will be also responsible for documenting policies and procedures, chairing research faculty meetings, and working with staff to host research and scholarship seminars and events. The ability to manage multiple projects and priorities is essential. The Director will report to the Associate Provost for Research and will represent the Associate Provost in absentia or as directed.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Support and enhance the Institute's research and scholarship enterprise (35%)
Develop relationships with academic researchers and serve as a resource of Institute information to academic and other partners
Document and evaluate research processes and policies to measure effectiveness and suggest improvements
Assist in creation of centers of research and scholarship excellence
Identify research opportunities that are aligned with Institute's strategic goals
Promote partnerships that advance research and scholarship
Serve as point of contact with Partners HealthCare research services
Explore ways to commercialize research innovations
Assist with administration of research participant databases
Provide ongoing guidance and support to principal investigators
Provide inservices to faculty about research services support at the Institute
Coordinate faculty development activities related to research and scholarship (20%)
Conduct a needs assessment to identify areas for support
Design and support mentoring programs to expand faculty members' research skills
Facilitate grant and manuscript writing groups
Administer selection and award of intramural grants and faculty research awards
Identify sources of funding to support faculty research and scholarship
Promote research and scholarship accomplishments (20%)
Develop and implement a communications plan
Work with the Office of Strategic Communication on marketing and branding
Assure policies and procedures on website are current and aligned with Partners HealthCare guidelines
Oversee social media releases for accuracy
Plan events to highlight faculty members' completed work
Provide financial and research space oversight (15%)
Assist Senior Grants Administrator with budgets and planning
Participate in projecting need for research resources and space planning
Deliver financial reports to internal committees
Supervise the research staff.
Assist with faculty and staff hiring (10%)
Support recruitment of faculty members
Contribute to the onboarding of new staff and faculty members
Supervisory Responsibility Will be responsible for supervising multiple research staff.
Fiscal / Budget Responsibility Assist with the upcoming research budgets.
Working Conditions Administrative office and lab spaces.
Training / Time Required To Learn Job Responsibilities Institute and role orientation will take place over the first three months of the position. In addition, incumbent should attend professional and academic meetings, workshops, and seminars in order to enhance his/her knowledge and leadership skills in the relevant fields and disciplines.
PhD or ScD in health or rehabilitation science related field
Experience with federal research funding
Record of peer-reviewed publications
Advanced computer skills, particularly with statistical applications
Skills / Abilities / Competencies Required Administrative Skills- The successful candidate will perform work activities in a fast-paced, complex, detailed, and multifaceted environment that requires multi-tasking expertise, managing conflicting priorities often on a deadline, timely work production, and the ability to solve complex problems. The successful candidate will have outstanding organizational skills, oral and written communication skills; the ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and professionally with leadership, faculty, staff, and external partners; a demonstrated ability to make independent administrative decisions; a demonstrated ability to exercise discretion in confidential matters; and a proactive approach to work that includes continually seeking ways to improve administrative procedures.
Technical Skills- Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft office programs (excel, word, access, PowerPoint).
EEO Statement The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations and applications from individuals who would bring diversity of experience, thought and practice to the Institute's research, teaching and clinical missions. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.Partners Healthcare System Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Internal Number: 3086525-1435_1565467238
About MGH Institute of Health Professions
MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is an innovative and independent graduate school in Boston that is a member of Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing comprehensive models of health care education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and communication sciences and disorders through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).