University of Utah Director, Research & Science in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/10/2017

Requisition Number PRN15459B

Job Title Director, Research & Science

Working Title Director, Research Admin. and Science

Job Grade H

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area President

Department 01260 - HCI General Admin Department

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 75900 to 148100

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Oversee and provide strategic planning, management, and overall administrative supervision for research-related activities at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) across the three divisions of research administration: basic science, clinical research (including compliance), and population sciences.

Responsible for leading Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) through submission of competitive and non-competitive renewal processes and site visits for anNCIP30 Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), which givesHCIits designation as anNCIComprehensive Cancer Center. The position accomplishes this via a team of senior administrators and PhD-level scientists.


Position Activities

•Direct generation and submission of all P30CCSGcompeting and non-competing renewals, including supplements. Act as the administrative contact/liaison withNCIfor the P30CCSG.

•Work with theHCIExecutive Director and the Executive Director of Operations to monitor existing research programs and shared resources. Develop the metrics to support consideration of new programs and shared resources in response to changingNCIguidelines. Oversee theCCSGmembership process and funding allocations for new and/or expanded programs and services. Monitor the productivity and quality of each program and shared resource.

•Plan and manage activities to ensure adherence to funding and membership goals/objectives andNCIrequirements. Provide leadership support to ensure thatNCIComprehensive Cancer Center designation is maintained. Work with the Executive Director’s office to coordinate External Advisory Board meetings.

•Oversee reporting and compliance with regulatory agencies for all grants managed by the Cancer Center, including theCCSG. Ensure that principal investigators are kept aware of current and upcoming reporting and regulatory requirements. Ensure effective grant transition services for new and departing faculty.

•Oversee the enhancement of information systems to support financial, regulatory and funding agency requests for data. Assure appropriate institutional data is captured and maintained centrally.

•Assure: 1) appropriate coordination across administration of clinical, population and basic science research areas; 2) that administrative infrastructure is adequate to support diverse multi-disciplinary programs and strategic priorities; and 3) that effective performance management guidelines are adhered to.

•Identify planned and newly released requests for proposals from theNIHand other granting agencies. Assist multi-investigator proposal development (P01s, SPOREs, U grants) by generating requirements-driven outlines and proposal timelines, and milestone completion dashboards; monitoring progress at meeting the milestone deadlines; reviewing and editing proposal sections for consistency; and assisting with formatting and electronic uploading.

•Establish mechanisms and processes that facilitate compliance and assist in reinforcing policy changes and regulatory requirements.

This position reports to theHCIExecutive Director of Operations.

Skill and Abilities

•Strong leadership and communication skills; ability to work independently with minimal direction

•Adaptability to rapidly changing work priorities

•Ability to multitask is a must, along with an orientation toward teamwork and cooperation

•Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills

•Willingness to accept responsibility for actions

•Positive work attitude and demonstrated ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, styles, and beliefs

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area, or equivalency; eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.

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


•Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred

•Prior experience participating in or leading research administration at anNCI-designated center

•Direct involvement with P30 grant submission

•Direct familiarity with P30 grant guidelines, processes, and expectations

•Five years of related experience in research management role

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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: 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: .

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 screen.