The Research Administration unit is an expanding unit of the Orthopedic Surgery department, within the School of Medicine (SOM). The research program covers the Parnassus Research Unit, Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) as well as research centers and a growing training research program. The mission of the unit is to educate postdoctoral trainees and medical students; provide exemplary orthopedic inpatient and outpatient care; and conduct scholarly activities/research to enhance the understanding and treatment of musculoskeletal disease. The annual budget of the division is approximately $2.5 million with funds at UCSF. The administrative staff provides support to five primary faculty (basic research, clinical and non-clinical), and 10-15 auxiliary scholars.
The Research unit is led by the Vice Chair of Research. The Director of Research Administration works closely with the Vice Chair of Research and is responsible for strategizing, developing, planning, and implementing viable administrative structures and funding streams to support research activities. The Director of Research Administration is developing long-range strategies and solving current complex issues, while providing the guidance and expertise to effect needed changes in a way that optimizes resource utilization and minimizes risk. The position acts independently to solve problems as they arise, to develop administrative policy as required and to facilitate decision-making for the Vice Chair of Research when necessary. The position works collaboratively with the Research Committee and is an important resource to both researchers, faculty and trainees in the interpretation of University policies and procedures. Additionally, this position provides staff leadership, direction and development playing a pivotal role in the coordination and interplay between University research interests and objectives.
A high degree of independence, initiative, assertiveness, and diplomacy are necessary in dealing with faculty and staff in a complex research, academic environment. This position must perform at a level with a high degree of independence. The individual will demonstrate a proactive approach to identifying opportunities and must have exemplary follow-up to prompt resolution of identified issues and risks.
Internal Number: 3145340
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