Senior Director, Research

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK


Posted: 18-Feb-24

Location: New York, New York

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: 5032592

Senior Director, Research
Title: Senior Director, Research
Location: Upper East Side
Org Unit: Population Health Sciences
Work Days:
Exemption Status: Exempt
Salary Range: $195,800.00 - $220,700.00
*As required under NYC Human Rights Law Int 1208-2018 - Salary range for this role when Hired for NYC Offices
Position Summary
Provides administrative oversight and logistical management for Rainu Kaushal's team science research at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) in the Department of Population Health Sciences. Oversees research projects by envisioning, developing, planning, monitoring, and controlling processes involved in alignment with the PI's strategic priorities. This role is responsible for managing the PI's research portfolio including grant submissions (budget preparations, deadline management, assigning responsibilities, and communicating progress), managing a large research staff, research compliance, managing the financial health of the research program, and supporting the research program's academic and scientific activity. Provides leadership and oversight of data science teams. Works to expand the data infrastructure and supports commercialization opportunities.
Job Responsibilities

  • Manages and coordinates numerous, highly complex research projects, including but not limited to INSIGHT (PCORI), RECOVER (NIH), All of Us Research (NIH), and High-Need High-Cost Patient Algorithms.
  • Follows project life cycle from planning and initiation to project close out. Keeps all stakeholders informed of any issues or risks that could impact the research program's quality, scope, schedule, or costs.
  • Develops long-range strategic and operating budgets for research. Ensures that the operating budgets are executed and consistent with the strategic plans of sponsoring institutions.
  • Responsible to produce new and competing grant applications to government, foundation, and industry sponsors.
  • Drafts annual and other periodic scientific programs reports for non-competing renewals of governmental, foundation, and industrial grants and sponsored programs. Assists in researching and drafting large sections of invited review articles.
  • Works to expand research and commercialization opportunities, including vetting and securing new sources of data and protecting intellectual property.
  • Manages research teams to support the development of key research deliverables, provides project management support, and works directly with faculty and staff to conduct research and innovation.
  • Collaborates with key institutional leaders and external stakeholders (industry and government) to develop strategic partnerships and collaborations on technology and research projects.
  • Helps to identify and develop novel data sources, data infrastructures, data storage, and data linkages to facilitate evidence generation.
  • Any other duties as assigned.
  • Master's Degree
Minimum of ten years of experience in a leadership capacity and management capacity.
Experience running large, multidisciplinary projects and teams across complex organizations.
Experience negotiating contracts.
Experience with consensus building.
Familiarity with human subjects research protections, data use agreements, and research compliance protocols.
Familiarity with data science.
Familiarity with clinical participant recruiting.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Nuanced and detailed understanding of data science and data management.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, public speaking, and leadership skills.
  • Excellent management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Data management and analytical skills.
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    Working Conditions/Physical Demands
    Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians and scientists in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists - faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization - are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Behavioral Health Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
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