Assistant Director of Research

Indiana University
June 26, 2020
Indianapolis, IN
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Department Information

The Indiana University Center for Global Health (IUCGH) within the Department of Medicine, develops mutually beneficial partnerships across disciplines, schools, and countries to create and implement sustainable programs that improve health and human flourishing in underserved areas worldwide. IUCGH also prepares a health education and health research experts in these communities to become the next generation of local, national, and global health leaders.

The IUCGH is searching for a Assistant Director of Research to serve as the administrative leader of the Center's research programs. More information on the Center for Global Health can be found here .

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Research will serve as the administrative leader of the IU Center for Global Health's (Center) research programs. The position will direct the Center in its research operations and be a main designer and implementer of its strategic plan for research. This will include being a core leader in conversations with university, local, state, national and international leaders. This position will provide direction and leadership on strategic planning, public relations, and will be the authority over the financial, legal, business and logistical operations for the Center's research programs, the AMPATH-Kenya Research Program, the Indiana CTSI Global Health Research Platform, and the three entities that make up the Indiana Institute of Global Health (IIGH). Along with the Director, this position will also be responsible for leading the Center's exploration of potential research partnerships in different countries around the world, and in incorporating the university's current global health research partnerships in many countries into the Center's activities and vision.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Oversee and lead research operations of the IU Center for Global Health, including business and financial activities, and logistical and daily operations, and Kenya-based programs. Supervise key staff members of the IU Center for Global Health, including, but not limited to, the Research Business Manager, Research Program Manager, Research Program Coordinator, Indiana CTSI Global Health Research Program Manager, and LASER-PULSE Research Translation Specialist.
  • Work and collaborate with the Director of Research for the IU Center for Global Health to develop a strategic plan and detailed business plan for the Center's research programs and ensure that program goals, objectives, and budgets are being met. Develop, implement, and oversee systems for program performance tracking including tracking global health research awards, publications, trainees, and clinical impact on global health programs and ensuring semiannual program progress reporting requirements are met. Serve as the research liaison for the Center and AMPATH with the Indiana Institute for Global Health, Inc., Indiana Institute for Global Health, Kenya and Indiana Institute for Global Health, Ltd. Collaborate and serve as the administrative lead for all members of the AMPATH Research Network.
  • Design, implement, coordinate and lead a comprehensive program to increase global health research engagement, infrastructure, and support for global health research core operations of the IU Center for Global Health and AMPATH-Kenya program across schools and departments at IU.
  • Travel to domestic and international program sites a minimum of 3 times per year to expand global health research opportunities, strengthen operational support and infrastructure for research, and oversee successful research program operations and program implementation.
  • Oversee the Indiana CTSI and IU Center for Global Health's annual global health research pilot awards program.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of annual global health research round table and training workshop.
  • Serve as primary administrative liaison for the Center's research programs and key administrative units in the School of Medicine and the larger university including, but not limited to, Offices of Research Administration, Compliance, Financial Services, and General Counsel. Participate as unit representative on appropriate University committees, work groups, and task forces. Serve as primary administrative liaison with program partners including key administrative leaders at sites in East Africa and beyond.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree and five years of experience in global health research, non-profit management, and business management.

Ability to effectively manage, mentor, and supervise staff with wide-ranging responsibilities. Ability to work cross-culturally. Ability to work with a wide-range of constituents in the international, academic, for-profit, governmental and non-profit sectors. Proven leadership and networking skills. Knowledge of public financial processes, including budgeting and financial management. Strong interpersonal communications skills including superior ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse international backgrounds and cultures. Excellent presentation skills including experience presenting to senior organizational leaders, policy makers, and board and trustee members. Experience designing and administering international grant competitions and awards. Ability to problem solve and multi-task. Strong analytical skills. Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in in non-profit management, business or public administration. Experience with strategic planning and program management, program evaluation, and writing. International experience working in low- to middle-income countries.

Working Conditions / Demands

This position requires a valid current passport and the ability to travel internationally, nationally, or locally.

Ability to talk on the phone, and use a computer.

Work Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Salary Plan: PAE

Salary Grade: 4AD

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: General Admin

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