Director, Research Services - Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
230002NN Requisition #

Director of Research Services 

Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Position Summary:

UTHealth Houston’s McGovern Medical School is seeking a Director of Research Services for the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine.   The Director will provide oversight, guidance, training, and the reporting of the department’s pre- and post-award activities including space management and equipment and inventory monitoring within the area of research services.

 Led by renowned Professor and Chair, Dr. Holger Eltzschig, the department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, consists of 113 esteemed Faculty members, 112 Residents, 20 Fellows, 78 Advanced Care Practitioners and over 40 research and administrative staff to advance its tripartite mission in clinical care, research and education. The next Director will join at an exciting time where ground-breaking research and the growing recruitment of esteemed faculty are at the forefront of advancing anesthesia and critical care, and pain management.

 Reporting to the Director of Management Operations, the Director will oversee the operations of 11 laboratories covering over 13,000 square feet along with the financial and data analysis and reporting for the department’s research portfolio of ~7.4 million.  The collaborative leader will oversee research development and faculty and staff training related to research administration compliance and processes.  Additionally, the Director will supervise and lead a team of 5 FTE’s.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of related experience in pre and post award administration with knowledge of NIH, state, and foundation grants, highly preferred. The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Position Key Accountabilities:

1.  Directs administration of the research services and oversees daily operations ensuring policies are followed. Manages HR Activities for direct reports. Establishes and directs school-wide quality control for pre and post-award research administration.
2.  Responsible for the design, implementation and oversight of administration structure of pre-award research management procedures, including training for pre-award activities.
3.  Responsible for the design, implementation and oversight of administrative structure for post-award research management procedures, including training for post-award activities.
4.  Responsible for the execution and effectiveness of controls to ensure that pre- and post-award research operations are efficient and financial information is accurate and compliant. Works with pre- and post-award administrators throughout the school to establish a cohesive group of administrators and ensure continued training and best practices for pre- and post-award activities.
5.  Maintains statistics and reports for school-wide research operations.
6.  Oversees the design and maintenance of the research services website.
7.  Liaison within the school and with OSP and external agencies.
8.  Works on special projects as needed.
9.  Performs other duties as assigned.


* Managerial, technical, and leadership decision-making skills.  
* Knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is essential.
* Evidence of both technical skills and interpersonal skills for handling sensitive information is necessary.  

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in business, public health, education, behavioral or basis science, or may substitute required education with equivalent years of additional experience beyond the minimum experience requirement.

Minimum Experience:

Five years of experience in supervision of research and/or research administration.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealth Houston has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.
In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements. 

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.

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