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In this Vice President role, you would be responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans, annual goals, and performance metrics for research operations at the organization. This includes management of the of the ACRI operations teams and the day-to-day operational activities of the research institute in support of animal, laboratory, human subject, and data science research operations. We would also look to you to partner closely with both internal and external researchers, institutional leaders, and stakeholders to achieve shared goals, facilitate collaborations, and conduct team science.
Strategic Planning and Execution for Research Operations
Oversees sub-departments including but not limited to: clinical research operations, research informatics, biostatistics, animal research operations, and research finance.
Oversees efficient, safe, and compliant operations of the research animal vivariam, ensures maintenance of AAALAC accreditation, and ensures animal research services meet the needs of ACRI investigators.
Works to increase clinical research study activity, especially clinical trials, through advancements in researcher and staff education, expansion of operational infrastructure and service administration support, and through various marketing, branding and public relations activities.
Oversee the development of the budget for research operations activities and support the development and approval of the overall ACRI annual budget.
Engages and collaborates with ACRI faculty leaders, leaders across the organization, campus and partnering organizations, physicians and scientists to ensure the operations infrastructure (including cores, and electronic systems/tools) and staff support facilitate optimal productivity and responds quickly to remove barriers for conducting research.
Ensures all research operations activities are performed in an efficient and financially sustainable manner.
Ensures compliance with all pertinent research related regulatory and compliance policies.
Ensures optimal pre- and post- award financial services support for all research operations, providing investigators with up-to-date financial accounting of their projects.
Develops a high-performing management team, directly supervises ACRI Directors, and oversees recruitment, training, management and evaluation of all personnel, with a focus on building a high-performing, transparent and inclusive culture with strong employee engagement.
Required education: Master's degree
Experience: 10 years of research operations/administration with 7 years of progressive management
Recommended Certifications: Certification in Clinical Trials Administration/Financial management - Society of Research Administration International, Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) - Academy of Clinical Research Professionals, Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) - Society of Clinical Research Associates, RN License (AR or Compact State) - Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN)
Advances in pediatric medicine begin with a vision for a future in which all children can grow up to be healthy adults. Arkansas Children's Research Institute (ACRI) researchers share this common vision and have devoted their lives to making this vision a reality. At ACRI, children are at the center of everything that we do. Researchers at ACRI are addressing a broad spectrum of children's health concerns, such as the biological mechanisms underlying birth defects; diabetes-related complications; and numerous childhood diseases, including asthma and cancer. Research expertise is diverse, ranging from basic science to clinical and community-based research.Arkansas Children's Research Institute is a not-for-profit corporation owned by Arkansas Children's, Inc. The Arkansas Children's Hospital Board of Trustees established ACRI in 1989, and ACRI officially opened in May of 1992. The Research Institute Building is located one block south of the main hospital building. ACRI's total research grant base in 1997 was $7.5 million. Today its researchers bring in over $21 million yearly in grants and contracts from federal and private agencies and industry and from philanthropic donations and professional organizations.