Chief research information officer, school of medicine
About the position
This position will serve as the Chief Research Information Officer for Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health System. The successful CRIO candidate will be an experienced informatics researcher, academic leader, and team builder who can guide and significantly advance the support, development, and use of translational informatics in VCU’s clinical and translational research enterprise in collaboration with VCU Health System, with the ultimate goal of advancing science and improving the quality and delivery of health care.
The CRIO must demonstrate extraordinary leadership in fostering and supporting the use of informatics in translational health science research and a history of bridging collaborations between academic and health care institutions, including mentoring faculty, fostering research collaborations, and providing effective strategic management that leverages the diverse and rich informatic assets at VCU and VCU Health for the advancement of VCU and VCU Health’s collective research missions.
The CRIO will oversee the continued implementation, expansion, and on-going management of VCU’s clinical research informatics infrastructure, including bioinformatics and biomedical informatics core resources. The CRIO will also oversee informatics programs within the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research - VCU’s CTSA supported research center, and the Massey Cancer Center, an NCI designated cancer center. The Chief Research Information Officer will report to the Director of the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research for biomedical informatics within the Wright Center and to the Director of the Massey Cancer Center for informatics cancer activities.
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101019. Please provide a CV, a letter of interest with the names of three references, and a diversity statement.
With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).