Director of research, medicines for all institute
About the position
The Medicines for All Institute (M4ALL) based at VCU’s College of Engineering seeks a Director of Research to strategically lead the development and execution of high quality, responsive, and timely research initiatives. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this role will serve as a mission driven leader through delivering scientific excellence in line with the strategic vision and organization strategy.
How to apply
Candidates should complete the basic personal and demographic application through the VCU job site at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/109574. Please provide a CV and letter of interest.
Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Tanya-Lee Giscombe email@example.com
Celia O'Hallahan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Guthrie, email@example.com
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).