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Associate Director of Research Institute
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Date Posted:
November 08, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 08, 2016
Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with qualification and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • Pending position clearance. Executive position. Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, December 8, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest and qualifications for the position, a current resume, and the names of four (4) professional references, including title and contact information. E-mail correspondence is strongly encouraged.
Duties and Responsibilities
  2. Develops operational and administrative policies, standards and practices, and establishes operational processes for a smooth and efficient operation of the UH Cancer Center mission and programs.
  3. Oversees the development and implementation of the annual operations plan and the mission related budget of the Cancer Center and directs the Cancer Center administrative staff.
  4. Serves as the Cancer Center administrative liaison to the Hawaii Cancer Consortium (HCC) and to University Health Partners of Hawaii (UHPH).
  5. Directly administers the P30 Cancer Center Support Grant and its supplements as well as other grants directly managed by the Cancer Center (K12, T32, ACS-IRG, NCORP, etc).
  6. Works with Center leadership to administratively lead the development of new large scale research projects and assist with extramural grant development (focus on PPGs, U54s, training grants, instrumentation grants).
  7. Oversees the management of the Cancer Center to include overall budget oversight, grants management, clinical trials program, philanthropy, public relations, professional education, community engagement, facilities, shared resources and information technology.
  8. Oversees the development of the Center’s strategic planning and evaluation processes and determining the allocation of Center resources.
  9. Prepares and administers budgets as necessary to ensure the financial viability of the Center. In addition, oversees and supervises the fiscal management of the Center.
  10. Coordinates the arrival of new faculty and staff with both the UHPH and HCC.
  11. Represents UH Cancer Center concerning issues related to financial and administrative matters within larger university, public and hospital consortium contexts.
  12. Participates in the ongoing support and implementation of advanced technology to support comprehensive information systems for the Cancer Center. These systems are used to support both research administration and clinical/translational research of the Center.
  14. Oversees and provides assistance to the Director with research operations associated with Center including administrative oversight of the Clinical Trials Office (CTO).
  15. Serves as a liaison to administrative leadership of clinical partners within the HCC to promote UH Cancer Center goals and initiatives.
  17. Participate in activities related to the UH Cancer Center committees, community organizations and advocacy/donor groups.
  18. Creates and implements new programs and policies for the effective administration of the Cancer Center.
  19. Participates in planning and support of the fundraising efforts, community outreach, government relations, and contract negotiations.
  20. Develop marketing strategies and media/publicity efforts as necessary to support the continued growth of the Cancer Center.
  21. Serves as a liaison to the External Advisory Council membership.
  22. Participates in the Senior Leadership Committee, other Cancer Center committees and University of Hawaii Committees as necessary to represent the goals and initiative of the Cancer Center.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. MBA, MPH, MHA, or MPA or equivalent certification in research or healthcare administration.
  2. A minimum of five (5) years leadership experience within a peer-reviewed, preferably NCI-designated Cancer Center or major academic healthcare institution. Solid foundation in general management and demonstrated ability to build teams and bridge strategic ideas into operational programs.
  3. Demonstrated skill in financial management and analysis and ability to develop business plans.
  4. Prior strong experience with grants management is required.
  5. Excellent communication skills to interface effectively with diverse internal and external professional groups and committees. Interpersonal comfort and operational success in interactions with scientists, physicians, board members, potential donors and other colleagues.
  6. Ability to work in a complex matrix setting, function independently, build consensus and implement plans for problem solving. Must have strong organizational skills.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. PhD in health-related science field, or MD or other medical degree, from an accredited college or university.
  2. Prior position at the level of an associate director or higher in an NCI designated cancer center.
  3. Familiarity with NCI, Cancer Center Support Grant requirements, and national cancer center funding agencies.

To Apply:
Candidates must submit a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest and qualifications for the position, a current resume, and the names of four (4) professional references, including title and contact information. E-mail correspondence is strongly encouraged.
  1. Univeristy of Hawaii Cancer Center (UHCC Associate Director)
  2. Attn: Namrata Gurung
  3. 701 Ilalo Street, 6th Floor
  4. Honolulu, HI 96813
  1. Namrata Gurung;

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