The House Institute Foundation (HIF, formerly House Ear Institute) is seeking a Director of Research Administration (DRA) to oversee the growth and development of the research program focused on surgical and audiological treatment of hearing disorders and neuroscience. The DRA is a senior management position that reports directly to the Executive Director. The DRA will work with the senior leadership team, board of directors, clinical coordinators, while leading faculty members and the research committee to assess and improve research administration, develop specific labs in partnership with PI’s and establish and operationalizing research infrastructure to advance the mission of the Foundation. This position will be integral to our research mission of improving the lives of patients with hearing and neurological disorders through excellence in relevant applied clinical research. The DRA will serve as the main contact for all research administration. This includes working with and supporting faculty members who serve as primary and secondary investigators to generate research plans, submit research proposals manage institutional review board (IRB) applications, manage awards, and conduct training and development of the research team. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, motivated, highly organized individual with experience in clinical and translational research. This person will be relied upon to support principal investigators and coordinate research at every step of the process, from ideation, application, execution, publication, to presentation. Our Principal Investigators researchers are full‐time physicians and audiologists. As such, the responsibilities of this role are instrumental to accelerating the pace of research through directing and fueling hypothesis‐driven studies.
- Manage and support multiple research studies across varying timelines.
- Guide and advise PIs on research proposals for both internally funded studies and to secure external grants.
- Establish and monitor study protocols.
- Set and meet progressive research deadlines and provide status updates to faculty.
- Generate budgets for studies and track expenses.
- Manage IRB.
- Support all writing and statistics from proposal (including methods and sample size justification) through statistical analyses of results, and submission for publication. Manage additional, outside statistical support as needed.
- Support PIs to ensure documentation and reporting for studies is complete and accurate.
- Maintain study compliance with IRB, funding, and government policies. Complete and submit all necessary documentation.
- Ability to analyze and prepare to prepare concise, logical summaries and reports for meetings, conferences, and other engagements.
- Work closely with the Research Committee Chairs to identify research priorities for the short term, mid‐term, and long‐term and propose new directions for research.
- Actively manage the Research Committee including reporting, meetings, presentations, and facilitate communication between researchers.
- Work closely with management and development team to identify and pursue funding opportunities.
- Maintain updated knowledge of all current and prospective studies, the scope of related research in the field and suggest potential opportunities for co‐investigation and external collaboration.
- Remain current on developments in policies and processes relating to research administration.
- Provide proactive outreach and communication to faculty and leadership on new policies, procedures and updated sponsor guidelines.
- Actively manage training and compliance.
- Manage special projects and initiatives related to research activities and infrastructure as identified by senior research administration leaders.
- Maintain updated knowledge of all current and prospective studies, the scope of related research in the field, and suggest potential opportunities for co‐investigation and external collaboration.
- Education and Experience
- Master of Science or PhD in related field, plus minimum of three to five years of experience in research administration and coordination.
- Knowledge of medical environment and terminology.
- Knowledge and understanding of federal, state, and institutional research regulations as well as Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and HIPAA regulations.
- Proficient with MS Office applications, data management, and statistical software preferred.
- Demonstrated effective communication and writing skills.
- Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
- 3‐5 years minimum of clinical and translational research.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- An interest in and willingness to learn about an expanding body of neuroscience and neurotological research (ranging from cochlear implantation and the use of other assistive hearing devices to studies on specific diseases such as Meniere’s, sudden hearing loss, vestibular disorders, and acoustic neuromas).
- A strong commitment to the mission and values of HIF and to advancing HIF’s reputation as a leader in the fields of neuroscience and neurotology.
- An understanding of IRB approval processes.
- Experience overseeing successful scientific grant writing, budgeting, and submission for government and private funding.
- Experience with research statistics and study design.
- Excellent written and oral communication with the ability to establish rapport with diverse personalities in a fast‐paced environment to achieve desired outcomes.
- Willingness to assume leadership and maintain momentum through providing systematic directives, oversight, and accountability to medical experts.
- An ability to work collaboratively with faculty and scientists to ensure the future of HIF as a leading research institute.
- A resourceful mindset and constructive approach to challenges and administrative obstacles.
- Possess the highest level of organization, analysis, perspective, planning, creativity, and energy.
- Must maintain a reliable and predictable work schedule to best accommodate efficiency of research needs including ability to work occasional early mornings and evenings.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
- HIF prides itself in offering its employees a competitive salary.
- HIF offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid sick and vacation time, life insurance, and a 401(k) plan.
- HIF employees benefit from a flexible and fun working environment where the focus is placed on outcomes and success.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered. HIF is an equal opportunity employer.