DUTIES: The Senior Vice President of Research reports to the President of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The SVPR will inherit a research enterprise, rich in science and eager to expand the depth and scope of its programs. The successful candidate will expand the research capacity across the medical center to integrate the research and educational missions. Working with deans, chairs, and faculty to grow funded research, especially those focused on the unique and diverse population surrounding Downstate. The SVPR will be politically savvy to mobilize with external and internal stakeholders, including government figures, donors, and affiliated organizations on behalf of the university. The selected candidate will have the operational skills as well as the cultural sensitivity to manage in a complex organization. They will have been a successful investigator and/or research administrator with a history of significant oversight responsibility for the administrative infrastructure supporting institutional research. They will be a servant leader by nature, but also a diligent steward of the organization, understanding that finding the balance of these imperatives is an important metric of success in such a position. The SVPR will also serve as the Operations Manager of the SUNY Downstate Research Foundation, an auxiliary organization of the SUNY System, which manages contract and grant funding, both pre- and post-ward, for the universities in the system. The following have been identified as the critical success factors for SUNY Downstate, and will be the foundation for the SVPR's specific goals: Build on the current level of research excellence enhancing the reputation of SUNY Downstate to become a national leader in research excellence. Each of the following constitutes a priority for growth and development for: - Interschool collaboration. - Re-energized core facilities. - Securing resources for core labs and inventory sharing across units. - Doubling applications in designated units especially those that currently have limited research productivity. - Promoting training grants as well as health services, and project and program development - Create an environment that accelerates the translation of innovations in research into education, and clinical practice. Toward this goal, accelerate development of innovation and discovery: - Establish a Strategic Plan for research that highlights and leverages the unique opportunity for SUNY Downstate especially in population based research and capitalizes on the unique attributes of being in Brooklyn; should be the standard and leader in this area. - Balance of translational, basic, clinical projects. - Turnaround of the research operations (pre- and post-award); more efficiency. - Mentor junior faculty effectively as a recruitment and retaining mechanism. - Enhance central research development assistance/staff. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION The Senior Vice President for Research will possess an earned doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree for an accredited higher education institution and experience that warrants an appointment as a tenured full professor. National recognition as evidenced by involvement in academic societies at a national level. Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.