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Sustainable, enduring change doesn’t just happen. It requires a dedicated partner to produce measurable, long-lasting results – results that improve performance today, help chart the course for tomorrow and prepare our clients for the challenges of the future.
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Executive Director - Research Office (Washington, D.C.)
Category: Higher Education
Opportunity Type: Experienced
Country: United States
City: Washington, DC
Job Type: Full-time Salary
Our Research Enterprise Solutions team works with hospitals, universities, cancer centers and research institutions and helps these organizations improve every aspect of research administration performance through transformative change. As part of the Research Services team, you will work with leading physician/scientists, administrators, and other professionals connected to the healthcare, university and life sciences industries on a variety of projects in strategic planning, finance, operations, technology and compliance.
Our legacy is rooted in the industry – bringing an unmatched level of expertise and experience in higher education, healthcare, and academic medicine. Yet we challenge the status quo and empower our clients to think more deeply about the future. From vision to execution, we enable our clients to identify and realize unique opportunities to drive higher levels of performance and impact.
At Huron we provide flexible, scalable and configurable solutions to streamline workflow and relieve administrative burden to free up time for what matters most – the research mission. Let's get to work – together.
As the Executive Director, you will plan a pinnacle role in the success of our Research Office business and leading the successful delivery of services it provides to clients. Through strong leadership and unmatched industry expertise, you will oversee the design/redesign of business processes, standard operating procedures, and meaningful metrics for continuous improvement in operational excellence.
Another key function of the Executive Director is to serve an engagement leader—working closely with client senior leaders and directing the Research Office team - ensuring the overall success of the project. You will assist in the development of new business through building a strong network of clients and assisting in the development and presentation of proposals and engagement letters. The Executive Director will demonstrate the highest level of integrity, personal values, and Huron Values with a commitment to Huron by championing company goals and administrative practices.
True excellence begins at the top…with leaders dedicated to producing lasting, positive results.
Let’s get to work – together.
- Current permanent U.S. work authorization
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum of 8 years of experience directly related to clinical research operations in a CRO, pharmaceutical or biotech/device company setting and/or in a university, research institute, hospital, health system, or academic medical center setting
- Minimum of 6 years of supervisory/managerial experience, including accountability for operating results, and 4 years supervising clinical research professionals
- Advanced knowledge of the clinical, regulatory, financial, and data aspects of clinical trials
- Advanced knowledge of federal grants management
- An MBA or other relevant advanced degree
- Working knowledge of outsourcing business fundamentals
- Advanced knowledge of FDA guidelines, ICH, GCP, and other applicable regulations
- Working knowledge of academic medicine and the role of research and principal investigators in an academic setting
- Knowledge of clinical IT management systems
At Huron, we’re redefining what a consulting organization can be. We go beyond advice to deliver results that last. We inherit our client’s challenges as if they were our own. We help them transform for the future. We advocate. We make a difference. And we intelligently, passionately, relentlessly do great work…together.
Are you the kind of person who stands ready to jump in, roll up your sleeves and transform ideas into action? Then come discover Huron.
Whether you have years of experience or come right out of college, we invite you to explore our many opportunities. Find out how you can use your talents and develop your skills to make an impact immediately. Learn about how our culture and values provide you with the kind of environment that invites new ideas and innovation. Come see how we collaborate with each other in a culture of learning, coaching, diversity and inclusion. And hear about our unwavering commitment to make a difference in partnership with our clients, shareholders, communities and colleagues.