Director, Research Support - EDR job Miami Florida
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Director, Research Support - EDR Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 12154309
Location: Miami, Florida Date Posted: 2/24/2022
Wage: Negotiable Category: Science/Research
Job Code: R100052657

Job Description:

The Department of Executive Dean for Research has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Director of Research Support to work in the UHealth Campus. The Director of Research Support oversees the Research Development and Support (RDS) Unit within the Office for The Executive Dean of Research (EDR) and support activities related to research administration with the goal to increase the Miller School of Medicine's (MSOM) competitive advantage in obtaining NIH funding by leading a team of research administrative professionals who form the core of research administration at the MSOM. S/he will grow the portfolio of units who currently have small grant portfolios and oversees the internal awards for the Scientific Awards Committee (SAC), Internal Administrative Committee (IAC), and Glaser Committee. S/he will also serve as an advisor to the RDS team on issues of research funding.

  • Develop annual objectives or goals for the RDS unit, monitor progress toward achievement, and develop plans and improvements to achieve them in a timely manner

  • Develop and implement strategies for innovation and collaboration among MSOM investigators leading to extramural sponsored funding and seek opportunities to grow research support services throughout MSOM

  • Develop a registry of funding opportunities and information which can be shared with or accessed by targeted investigators

  • Oversee the growth of small research portfolios, including advising investigators or departments that need support in building a portfolio

  • Oversee annual evaluation of customer needs and satisfaction for Faculty/Departments/Divisions serviced through the RDS unit

  • Maintain a high level of collaboration with University central research offices and departments, including collaborating with them to identify opportunities to improve operational systems, processes and policies

  • Oversee all personnel issues for the unit, including recruitment/hiring, supervision, performance appraisals/management, promotions, and terminations

  • Oversee the daily operations of the Scientific Awards Committee, Internal Administrative Committee, and Glaser Committee internal award processes at the MSOM: provide guidance to investigators, engage reviewers, manage review meetings, write award statements, follow up for short and long term reporting requirements and manage internal awards database.

  • Oversee accounting and financial matters relating to internal awards including but not limited to account creation, financial journals, financial/accounting management of internal awards accounts, financial reporting and management of internal awards to ensure budget adherence.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field required, Master's Degree preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

  • Outstanding organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to oversee and handle multiple projects

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Strong leadership skills and able to collaborate well with teams within and outside the EDR

  • Ability to develop strong relationships with MSOM faculty and leadership

  • Ability to establish goals, and objectives that support the strategic plan.

  • Ability to effectively plan, delegate and/or supervise the work of others.

  • Proficient in MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: University of Miami Health System Company Type:
Company: University of Miami Health System

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