University of North Texas Health Science Center - Vice President for Research (VPR)

The VPR serves as chief research officer and provides executive and administrative leadership over research areas, including Infrastructure & Compliance, Grant & Contract Management, Development & Commercialization, Interdisciplinary Research (Institutes/Centers), and Laboratory Animal Medicine. Reports directly to President.Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:* (STRATEGY) Develop and implement institutional research strategic plan to include priorities, goals, tactical initiatives, and performance measures supported by resource allocation.* Provide recommendations and execute decisions on priorities, opportunities, strategies and utilization of resources to support expansion of institutional research.* Guide and monitor research programs development; work closely with faculty, administrative offices, government relations staff, federal and state funding agencies, industrial partners and philanthropic organizations.* (EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP)* Serves on President's Cabinet. Works closely to build consensus with other Cabinet members on major decisions affecting HSC.* Leads President's Council on Research to develop recommendations for decisions delegated by President.* Takes courageous, consistent and appropriate leadership actions to overcome barriers to achieving HSC's visionary and strategic goals.* Makes timely decisions rather than delaying them to avoid difficult or politically risky choices.* Models Our Values and HSC culture; holds self and others accountable while recognizing those who go above and beyond to live Our Values.* Holds supervisors accountable for all missions and objectives; makes timely decisions regarding marginally performing managers. * (COMPLIANCE) Continuous oversight, development and implementation of research policies, procedures and compliance. * Clarifies and updates policies and procedures, monitors implementation and evaluates their efficacy.* Responds to all UNTHSC policies and their potential impact on research.* Provides comprehensive reports and official data on research and development activities with outside agencies and within UNTHSC.* Assures research compliance including use of human subjects (Institutional Review Board), laboratory animals (Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee) and Lab Animal Medicine, research integrity and conflicts of interest.* Work closely with Chief Compliance Officer to ensure ongoing review of governmental, regulatory and internal policies.* Serve as Research Compliance Oversight Committee co-chair.* Assist with implementation and management of effective export compliance programs under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).* Work with institutional committees and officials to ensure research accountability and compliance.* (PUBLIC INTERFACE) Represent research programs, life science businesses to civic leaders, donors, research-sponsoring agencies, government agencies and partner institutions.* (BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS) Assists interdisciplinary/translational research development and oversight among UNTHSC schools and inter-institutional collaborative research efforts between UNTHSC and other entities including other academic institutions, hospitals, research institutes, companies and foundations.* (OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT) Oversees all operational research activities. * Oversees grants and contracts including pre-award, post-award, accounting, and research compliance in basic, clinical, and translational research, public health, clinical trials, outcomes and educational research.* Oversees intellectual property activities including validating and protecting discoveries and technology transfer issues relating to licensing and partnerships for developing and commercializing discoveries.