Research & Development
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Operating one of the industry’s largest and most respected research programs, Kaiser Permanente employs nearly 1,800 research experts at 9 specialized centers across the country. With a research budget of $221 million and more than 2,500 studies and clinical trials underway at any given time, this is a place where you can have a profound impact on the future of health.
Director Grants AdministrationLocation: Seattle, WA Job Number: 895740 Date posted: 08/05/2020
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Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, an
internationally recognized research organization that conducts practical
epidemiologic, health services, behavioral, and clinical research to improve
health and health care located in Seattle, WA seeks a new director of their
We are seeking an individual familiar with sponsored
programs, regulations and requirement for both pre and post award grant
management. Strong leadership skills in mentoring, coaching, team building and
performance management. Advanced leadership skills in operational planning,
budget management, change management and organizational skills. Excellent
communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work with customers from a
broad range of backgrounds, excitement to join a workforce that values
- Ten (10) years of experience in each of the following: supervisory or management experience; progressive management and leadership and supervision experience of sponsored research grant administration staff.
- Experience managing sponsored research grants and awards.
- Master's degree in a related Biomedical or Health Services, Business or related fields of Accounting, Health Care, Public Administration or Public Health
- Demonstrated leadership and expertise in sponsored research administration, preferably in a not-for-profit health care, scientific, or academic research setting.
- Proven outcomes in increasing engagement & productivity of staff and teams following Lean methodology.
- Advanced ability to motivate, engage and empower staff to improve their work processes and build new capacity and capabilities following Lean methodology. Additionally, must demonstrate experience with leading change, promoting innovation, engaging others, development of self and others, a focus on customer service and delivering quality results on time.
- Advanced policy and procedure development skills. Working knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance and Super Circulars and applicable grants policy statements. Familiarity with KFHPW Systems and knowledge of KP policies and procedures.
- Excellent analytical skills, and the ability to implement and or oversee training for research administrative and analytical staff who support institute-wide systems.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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Careers in Research & Development
Recognized worldwide for their scientific expertise, our researchers collect data on topics including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, and drug safety — just to name a few.
In addition to studies centered at these facilities, our physicians and researchers conduct clinical trials of new drugs, medical devices, and other therapies through several organized centers and independently at single sites. Put together, Kaiser Permanente's research centers and scientists comprise one of the largest and most comprehensive nonacademic research programs in the United States.
As a member of this team, you'll engage in meaningful work that has the power to affect outcomes and improve global health. Focused on areas like public-sector health services, epidemiology, and behavioral and clinical research, the work you do will ultimately allow us to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of the care we deliver — all while saving lives.
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