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 Please provide a CV, a letter of interest with the names of three references, and a diversity statement.


Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, military status (including veteran status), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.