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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Chief Research Officer and Executive Vice Chair in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• Develops Research Strategy that is well-aligned with the Children’s strategic plan and is geared toward changing the way care is delivered to save lives and to have a high impact on child health, enhancing the national prominence of Emory Pediatrics and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

• Define tactics to deliver excellence and develop programs to enhance Emory Dept of Pediatrics and Children’s reputation and recognition as a national leader in pediatric research

• Executes on Research Strategy based on prioritization and allocation of resources.

• Serves as Chair of the Research Advisory Council and oversees the Directors of the Pediatric Research Centers.

• Coordinates resources across themes and services.

• Provides leadership and mentoring to research faculty and staff

• Provides leadership in the development of new research initiatives and research training programs.

• Accountable for financial performance, demonstrating stewardship of resources and working closely with business partners to drive optimum financial performance and viability.

• Serves on the Academic Quasi-Endowment Governing Committee.

• Partners with Foundation in fundraising efforts and accountable to develop cases for support to achieve targets.

• Serves as a catalyst for change related to research integration activities.

• Participates in developing and implementing approved plans for expansion and improvement of research services.

• Fosters a collegial atmosphere that supports successful recruitment, retention and development of a diverse inclusive team of outstanding researchers.

• Capitalizes on research talent throughout the organization and develops succession plans for the next generation of diverse leaders.

• Maintains a level of individual research and scholarly achievement through publications, successful grant funding and national presence.


• MD and/or PhD.

• Prior service in leadership role and advancing experience in program/academic leadership over 5-10 years.

• Nationally or internationally recognized investigator.

• Record of outstanding productivity in clinical and/or laboratory-based research in an area relevant to child health.

• Demonstrated acumen in addressing challenges in pediatric clinical care through high impact research and innovation.

• Success in competing for extramural grant funding, particularly NIH.

• Working knowledge of research federal, state, and local regulations, the NIH and other potential sponsors.

• Qualified to obtain an academic appointment at Emory University at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated success in effective system-level strategic and operational messaging.

• Demonstrated negotiation and problem-solving skills.

• Ability to develop strong working relationships with multiple constituencies.

• Ability to develop positive working relationships and a culture of collaboration across the system at all levels to ensure success of research.

▪ Promotes efforts in the Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) space for faculty and staff. Demonstrates cultural awareness and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

• A track record of driving results. Demonstrated business and financial management skills including how to manage expenses, consistently achieve budgets, measure, and improve outcomes. Demonstrated delivery of goal achievement.

• Ability to create a People first culture that demonstrates respect for individuals and recognizes their value to the organization.

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Job Number 109288

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Administration

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Required Documents Letter of Interest, List of References