The American Urological Association (AUA), the premier urologic association providing support to the urologic community, is currently searching for a Research Director position located in our Linthicum, Maryland office. This position is temporarily remote and will have the possibility to telecommute up to 3 days a week.
This position is responsible for direct oversight of the AUA Office of Research programs, new initiatives, and research-related strategic goals and priorities, including those of the Urology Care Foundation (UCF), the official foundation of the AUA. These programs support the extramural urology research funding and education of the Office of Research as well as the research advocacy activities of the AUA. Supervises all staff administering AUA research programs. Acts as primary communication point and advisor to the AUA Research Council as well as associated committees, workgroups, and panels. Represents the AUA to government, medical, research and other organizations on research-related issues and serves as the AUA’s internal staff resource on urology relevant research matters.
The individual in this position will focus on:
•Ensures compliance of UCF research grant policies and processes with current extramural funding best practices. Includes tracking, evaluation and reported of funded
•Collaborates with the UCF in fundraising activities to ensure adequate support is in place for all research grant programs. Research Education
•Develops and stewards a robust portfolio of research education programs using co-sponsored symposia, educational workshops, and online research education courses.
•Maintains and enhances intra-AUA relationships and collaborations with departments directly related to research education programs.
•Serves as AUA research staff liaison with federal and non-federal funding agencies, and special interest patient groups in the area of urology research funding.
•Serves as research staff advisor to the AUA Research Advocacy Committee.
Governance and Operations
•Works with the Research Council and Research Committees to define a comprehensive research agenda with strategic goals and tactical solutions,
•Supervises Office of Research staff in coordinating the activities of Research Council subcommittees, workgroups, and panels.
What we have to Offer
We strive to create a positive experience for employees through our commitment to effective talent acquisition and onboarding, talent management and career development, providing a positive working environment, and our focus on physical, mental, and financial wellness. We offer a highly competitive total compensation package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; discretionary contribution and 403(b) plans; generous leave program; paid holidays; sick leave; on-site gym; company-paid life, LTD, and STD insurance; beautiful facility; very generous contributions to continuing education and tuition reimbursement. We welcome interested and qualified candidates to apply for this position by visiting our Career Center. No relocation is available for this position.
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To be Successful
Candidates must provide leadership and have effective critical thinking skills. It is essential that the individual in this role have strong networking, planning, and communication skills; strong understanding of policies and processes of extramurally-funded biomedical research.
•Master’s Degree in a biomedical research-related discipline; MD or PhD strongly preferred •Minimum 10 years’ postgraduate experience in biomedical research and/or research administration, preferably in urology-related research •Strong knowledge of, and direct experience in, the academic, extramurally-funded landscape of medical research support and processes as a funded investigator and/or research administrator •Minimum 5 years’ management experience working with diverse groups of individuals at all levels including organizational governing bodies, doctoral-level professionals, federal officials, and program staff. •Minimum 3 years’ experience successfully managing, leading, and coaching diverse teams preferred
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 22,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.
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