EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY DATA ANALYTICS CENTER, School of Public Health
December 15, 2017
The Executive Director of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Data Analytics Center (BEDAC) is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and the implementation of a comprehensive program of research and technology services for this University-wide service center.
Located on the Boston University Medical Campus, BEDAC provides researchers from universities, hospitals, government, and private industry with a menu of state-of-the-art data services including informatics, analytics, clinical trial management, research data storage service, statistical and epidemiological analysis, data management, project management, web application development and other technology services crucial to conducting translational, clinical, and basic research.
The Executive Director will lead an existing talented and cohesive group of data managers, programmers and analysts. The Executive Director will also enjoy the many benefits of working in a university setting, including exposure to a wide variety of research topics, autonomy, the ability to collaborate with and mentor students, and the freedom to build infrastructure, including the development of private sector connections. There is an opportunity to be self-motivated and embrace new and evolving technologies. The ideal candidate will grow BEDAC in new and novel data collection, management, and analysis applications within this flexible environment to enable cross-platform integrated high-performance computing to the medical, clinical, and research community. The Executive Director will have the qualifications suitable for a faculty appointment at the Boston University School of Public Health.
Principal duties include:
Development, implementation, and day-to-day management of an innovative, cohesive data enterprise designed to meet the needs of researchers across the health sciences fields. Active management and development of an established and successful group of ~30 data scientists who work within the Center.
Develop an ongoing strategic plan for the flexible growth and long-term success of BEDAC.
Form a deep understanding of the needs of researchers and clients with regard to use of technology for enabling successful research. Understand how best to leverage technology and resources available at BEDAC to assist clients in achieving their research goals.
Implement a process to forecast research-computing demands and develop comprehensive reports/analytics on BEDAC resource usage (i.e., utilization, wait time, cost/core hours, financial projection) for use by SPH and BEDAC leadership.
Collaborate with leadership and administration in crafting best business, marketing and financial practices for BEDAC. Implement a creative marketing plan for BEDAC. Partner with BU IS&T to ensure property data security and HIPAA compliance.
Benchmark BEDAC service capacity vs. other research computing centers with an eye to continued development and refinement of activities.
Doctorate in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Services, Data Science/Data Systems, or a related field of health research.
Minimum of five years' experience managing a team or center that provides research support services.
Experience working with colleagues in both academic and non-academic environments is preferable.
Demonstrated leadership, financial management, and marketing experience, and superb written and oral communication skills in a research-driven environment.
High level understanding of techniques and tools for collecting, managing, and analyzing data.
Experience with software such as SAS, Stata, R, ASP.NET, and SQL server.
In depth familiarity with research-oriented systems and services such as biobanking, surveying, REDCap, and research data repositories.
Experience with clinical and basic science research protocols and knowledge of best practices for ensuring compliance and security.
Demonstrated ability to manage and energize others towards achieving common vision and goals
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Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Michael McClean, ScD, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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