Stanford University is seeking an Executive Director to provide strategic leadership and direction for clinical and translational research operations in the School of Medicine’s Research Office. Leveraging combined strengths in fundamental discovery and translational research, access to a growing and world-class health system, and expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship, the Research Office is leading the charge to enhance and strengthen our research enterprise with the goal of improving human health locally and globally.
Through funding from the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, Stanford is actively engaged in a network of more than 50 medical research institutions across the nation working together to improve the translational research landscape. The Executive Director plays a lead role in overseeing Stanford’s CTSA funded activities including training the translational science workforce, engaging patients and diverse communities in translational research, advancing the use of cutting-edge informatics and improving research processes. Looking for a process innovator and a boundary crosser.
- Demonstrated leadership, supervisory, planning and change management skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to influence people, solve problems, trouble shoot, think creatively and resolve conflicts.
- Advanced financial expertise in budget planning, and financial forecasting.
- Advanced analytical and problem solving skills Strong knowledge of industry standards and/or regulatory requirements.
- Subject matter expertise for area(s) of responsibility.
10+ years of progressively responsible experience in clinical and translational research operations, project management, administrative or operational role in an academic health center or clinical/translational research setting. Minimum eight years of senior leadership of complex work teams.
Extensive expertise developing large grant proposals and managing contracts including the development of evaluation programs with impact metrics. Proven ability to work collaboratively across a decentralized organization, including working with academics and researchers. Demonstrated experience cultivating new partnerships and developing collaborations with internal and external stakeholders.
Advanced degree in a relevant field.