Senior Research Program Officer

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Senior Research Program Officer

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Department of Biomedical Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-06-2017

Posting Summary:
The Center for Engineering in Medicine at the University of Virginia seeks a Senior Program Research Officer to manage the seed grant and other programs for the newly formed center.

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors has recently invested $5,000,000 in Strategic Investment Funds to foster collaborative research in the area of Engineering and Medicine. This investment will be matched 1:1 by the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Center for Engineering in Medicine will nucleate basic, clinical, and translational EIM research involving partners from all interested UVa schools and departments.

A Senior Research Program Officer who has the requisite experience level and training background is now essential to ensure successful execution of the program's goals. Duties will include personal outreach, networking, and communication; oversight of multiple complex projects; budget oversight; and development of program material and marketing.

Candidates must hold a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Public Health, or a closely related field, by the start date. Candidates must also have 4 or more years of experience working in biomedical engineering, biotechnology, health care, health care technology, or a related field.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0621639. Complete a candidate profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references and a statement of Research Interest.

The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Ability to lead and manage a large program with multiple components
-Ability to manage day-to-day operations in a fast-paced environment.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Demonstrated ability to plan, delegate and follow through to meet goals.
-Ability to apply appropriate decision making processes to each situation.
-Demonstrated ability to exercise judgement and interpret administrative policies and procedures
-Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data

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