Associate Director, Institute for Biomedical Innovation

Fairfax, VA
Apr 03, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Associate Director, Institute for Biomedical Innovation

The George Mason University Office of the Provost invites applications for the position of Associate Director in the newly established Institute for Biomedical Innovation (IBI). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates who can enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply.

About the IBI: The Institute for Biomedical Innovation (IBI) is a discovery and innovation engine designed to enhance the universitys research portfolio in the bio- and health sciences, and engineering and public policy domains; while also driving economic growth in the Commonwealths biotech and health sciences industries.

IBI will support a number of existing faculty-led multidisciplinary research centers at Mason, including but not limited to the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine; and the Center for Neural Informatics, Structures and Plasticity. IBI will also provide resources and support to incubate promising new research clusters and centers. IBIs translational research portfolio and opportunities will be amplified by Masons new strategic partnership with the Inova Health System--a partnership developed to advance discovery and innovation in personalized medicine at both institutions. The work of the partnership will lead to the development of groundbreaking treatments and breakthrough prevention strategies for diseases such as cancer, and neurodegenerative, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. A Joint Steering Board serves a governance role in the implementation of the Inova-Mason partnership, and includes the IBI Director and other key administrators from both institutions.

A community of more than 70 Mason and Inova faculty and clinicians have already come together to support the goals of the IBI. Together, they represent a range of academic disciplines, including systems biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, computer science, biostatistics, molecular biology, epidemiology, public health, health administration and policy, psychology, neuroscience, bioethics, and other related fields; as well as priority translational domains that include cancer, and neurodegenerative, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. IBI researchers will work primarily in labs and facilities on three Mason campuses--in Prince William, Fairfax and Arlington counties--and on the Inova Center for Personalized Health campus. Dedicated research facilities within the IBI Directors purview include the Mason Advanced Biomedical Research facility, the Mason Biomedical Research Lab, and the Mason Krasnow Institute.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the IBI Executive Director, the Associate Director will help lead a university-wide effort to advance basic and translational research and innovation in the biomedical and health sciences, engineering, and public policy disciplines; and drive growth in Virginias bio- and health sciences economies. The Associate Director will have a unique opportunity to help develop the IBI from its earliest stage, shaping and informing its strategic direction and initiatives. The primary duties of this position include: * Working with the IBI Director to develop and execute the IBI strategic plan; * Working with the IBI Director and faculty and administrators in all relevant academic units to understand, nurture and advance the research and innovation interests of the IBI community, creating a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts; * Working with the IBI Director and the IBI community to develop and support strong corporate and other outside relationships (e.g., with economic development partners, healthcare organizations, K-20 education institutions, etc.); * Responsible for development and execution of IBI budget matters; * Leading and managing IBI-dedicated staff to ensure the research and innovation success of IBI faculty, students and partners; * Overseeing the day-to-day operations of IBIs dedicated, multi-campus facilities--currently the BRL, IABR, Krasnow and some of the Peterson Health Sciences complex, including associated research cores; and * Coordinating and working in partnership with colleagues in the Office of Technology Transfer, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Research Development, Integrity and Assurance Office, the Environmental Health and Safety function, the Office of the Provost, and other relevant university units to advance IBIs mission and goals.

Required Qualifications: * Masters degree in a scientific, engineering, or a related field; * Knowledge of and experience with proposal development and supporting team science; and * Significant demonstrated years of experience working in research development-related roles (three to five years is preferred).

Preferred Qualifications: * Terminal degree in a scientific, engineering, or related field (Ph.D. or similar); * Substantial demonstrated experience directly managing research development programs (five to seven years is preferred); and * Experience in a large, dispersed university environment.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA54Ez at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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