Assistant OR Associate Vice President (AVP), Research Operations - OVPR-2013714
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) at Carnegie Mellon University has responsibility for guiding the university's overall research strategy and for coordinating research operations at one of the nations' leading research institutions. The OVPR is searching for candidates for a newly created position of Assistant OR Associate Vice President (AVP), Research Operations. The OVPR provides overall research administration and policy for all colleges and schools, as well as the university's more than 100 centers and institutes. Working closely with deans, department heads, faculty, and staff, the office fosters an innovative and supportive research environment that serves all disciplines and campuses.
Reporting to the Vice President for Research, the AVP of Research Operations will be a key leadership role in the research enterprise. The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC), the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and the Office of Research Systems and Operations (ORSO) will report to this position. As a result, this position will be responsible for managing and leading the functional units and workflow driving the research, compliance, and contracting enterprises at the University.
You will lead efforts to drive continuous improvement in the systems, processes and people skills which deliver the workflow of the organization, including being responsible for change management and stakeholder communication and engagement.
You must apply knowledge of research, compliance, contracting processes and strategy in developing, implementing and managing team-based and risk-balanced approaches to research operations in order to advance the research mission of Carnegie Mellon. You will also be responsible for advising the Vice President for Research on compliance and operational implications of strategic decisions for the research enterprise. You must bring strong process discipline and ability to their leadership of the operational execution of the enabling functions and continuously ensure processes are defined, redefined and optimized to provide lean, customer-focused, efficient capability to the research ecosystem while simultaneously protecting the integrity and reputation of the university.
Master's degree with 5+ years of experience in relevant research operations or a Bachelor's degree with 15+ years of relevant research operations experience.
A combination of 5 or 15 years of experience (dependent upon education level) in the following areas are required:
Direct experience with research and development contracting or R&D compliance.
Experience managing research administration, compliance and/or contracting functions in a large organization.
The following knowledge/skills/abilities are also required:
Demonstrated ability with process and data informed decision making.
Demonstrated competence in individual and team leadership and management skills.
Demonstrated progressive leadership roles and capabilities, managing cross-functional team, ability to engage and communicate with a variety of stakeholders.
Assistant or Associate level of the position will be dependent upon candidate's credentials.
JD or Ph.D.
Experience working in a higher education environment, government laboratory.
Experience in corporate relations and development helpful.
Experience leveraging lean or agile approaches is highly desirable.
Licenses or certifications: CRA, and/or active participation in professional society, AUCEO, UIDP, NCURA.
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Job Function: Research
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Doctorate or equivalent
Internal Number: 2013714
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.