University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is currently seeking a Program Director of Research to join School of Pharmacy. The Program Director of Research is responsible for strategic oversight and growth of the research activities of the Health Services Research, Resource and Education Program. We focus on advancing dissemination and implementation science, and research in prescription drug misuse and substance abuse prevention and evaluation.
Our major research initiatives include prevention, implementation and dissemination science methods development and the evaluation of large scale prevention and treatment programs.
The position is responsible for maintaining and expanding our stakeholder network, promoting innovation and assuring the sustainability of funding and relationships with partnering organizations.
Key activities involve serving as key personnel on studies; managing and monitoring progress of collaborative research initiatives and partnerships; obtaining new funding; distributing new grant proposals (RFPs) to appropriate individuals at the University of Maryland and our stakeholder networks; performing internal peer review of proposals prior to submission; overseeing program staff; and working closely with the Executive Director of the Program on business development and aligning activities with University of Maryland priorities and strategic goals. The Director also works in collaboration with principal investigators, researchers, and advisors to write new proposals, generate new funding, and assure quality and transparency of our work.
BENEFITS: UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Oversee and actively participate in research activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the Program.
Develop new initiatives to support the strategic research direction for the Program.
Develop research proposals for initiatives that are consistent with the Program's strategic research priorities: developing and implementing new projects; preparing and administering requests for proposals; managing the internal peer review of these proposals and post-award implementation; and assisting in identifying promising scientists, institutions, and collaborators for engagement in these efforts.
Assure compliance with all requirements of funding agencies that provide support to the Program; collaborate with appropriate business offices and personnel to document activities and deliverables using appropriate forms; and work with key personnel to obtain and provide documents and documentation of project activities for which the Program is responsible.
Manage Program staff, trainees and volunteers.
Advise the Executive Director on research matters within the broader context of the Program.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Preferred Education: Advanced graduate research degree (PhD preferred) or clinical degree (e.g. PharmD, MD, or RN)and related research experience.
Experience: Five (5) years of related research experience working in an appropriate field with at least two (2) years of research experience of overall responsibility for program direction, coordination, and implementation.
Preferred Experience: Experience working on large projects and related activities. Experience in grant writing and in securing grant funding. Supervisory experience or experience as principal investigator.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Familiar with federal grant submission and reporting processes.
Possesses the skills/demonstrated experience necessary to positively influence others to submit proposals and receive funding and/or favorable scores.
Dependable and efficient at distributing funding opportunities announcements and supporting grant submissions that are in the best interest of the Program and related projects in a timely manner.
Ability to set research priorities, develop a sustainability plan for research and related activities, monitor progress, and track reporting requirements.
Knowledge of implementation, dissemination and evaluation research methods and funding source.
Possesses the skills necessary to conduct methods development or empirical studies in alignment with standard research protocols and best practices.
Ability to oversee research activities in collaborations and with minimal supervision.
Ability to ensure that the Program's aims and goals are achieved in a timely manner.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1429G
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Job Posting: May 28, 2020
Unposting Date: Jun 6, 2020, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 145841
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.