Vice President, Research Administration

Hiring By - Biostaffic


Seattle, Washington - United States

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed


Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Responsible for providing leadership,strategic direction and operational oversight for all seven research centers spanning basic, translational, clinical and health outcomes and leadership of the Office of Sponsored Research and Office of Research Finance. This position is a member of the Research Institute’s Senior Leadership Team, collaborating with the Chief Research Operations Officer, Chief Scientific Officer, Chief Academic Officer,Center Directors and other Research, Hospital and Foundation Senior Leaders, to develop and implement the long-range vision and goals for the academic future and sustainability of SCRI. This position, in partnership with Center Directors, is accountable to create operational strategy and business operations delivery that realizes the strategic initiatives.
Business Operations responsibilities are broad and range from strategic business planning, financial planning that includes revenue generation and plans to maximize funds to achieve strategic outcomes, oversight for $253 million in extramural funding, development and implementation of standardized processes and tools for ensuring optimal quality and efficiency of service delivery, the development and use of metrics, dashboards, and other tools to measure performance and communicate results. Ensures regulatory requirements are interpreted, understood and met through effective processes, employee training and development, and monitoring.
Provide direct mentoring, coaching and leadership responsibility for basic, translational, clinical and health outcomes service teams comprised of 100 direct employees, 400 Principal Investigators, 930 research staff and 350 graduate and research volunteers engaged in delivering the research outcomes. Responsible for pre-award and post-award acitivities between the Office of Research Finance, Center Business Office, and Office of Sponsored Research. Leads pre-award functions of the Office of Sponsored Research which negotiates, solicits, and signs agreements, contracts, and grants for SCRI. Leads the Office of Research Finance which partners with the Office of Sponsored Research, SCRI’s research division internal and external stakeholders and partners including Principal Investigators, SCRI Center Administrative personnel and sponsor organizations to ensure timely and accurate accounting and financial reporting of external sponsored research in compliance with federal and external sponsor regulations and requirements.
Actively engages in anti-racism and equity, diversity, inclusion(EDI) initiatives that support a diverse workforce and research participant populations.
Required Education/Experience:
  • Master's Degree in Health Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Business Management or related field.
  • Ten (10) years increasingly responsible leadership experience of a multi-disciplinary, multi-functional operations team in a complex healthcare research setting. Examples of relevant experience are leadership roles that include basic, translational and clinical research leadership, strategy development, business development, and complex business operations management in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, a complex academic institution, or other complex immunotherapy development environment.
  • Seven (7) or more years of direct experience overseeing basic, translational and clincal research programs with a proven track record of results.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning experience and results and ability to lead in an environment of rapid change.
  • Experience in developing, implementing and overseeing research cores/recharge centers.
  • Experience with complex academic medicial centers, university-based medical schools, or children’s hospitals
Required Credentials
  • Executive management experience in research administration, including pre- and post-award management experience with various sponsors such as the National Institutes of Health and/or federal grants and contracts, private foundation, industry-sponsored clinical trials and industry sponsored research agreements.
  • Certified Research Administrator certification
Min To Max Hourly Salary
$156.25 - $192.30 /hr
Min To Max Annual Salary
$325,000.00 - $400,000.00 /yr
Salary Information
This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.
The union pay ranges can be found on the Seattle Children’s website here: [WSNA]( - [UFCW](
Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.
Disclaimer For Out Of State Applicants
This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors*.*
Benefits Information
Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. [Click here]( for more information.
About Us
*Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE*
As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.
Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine.
Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the [University of Washington]( and [Fred Hutch]( and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of [U.S. News & World Report’s]( top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.
We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.
Our Commitment To Diversity
Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.
Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Seattle, Washington - United States


  • Executive

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
Company Overview
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Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we are here to do. That’s because at Seattle Children’s, compassionate care, breakthrough research and generous donors come together every day for the children, and the families, who need us. Over a century later, we continue to fight relentlessly to make sure there’s no such thing as “out of options” and to make sure kids who “didn't have a chance” can have the childhoods they deserve. At Seattle Children’s, we’re united by a compelling mission: We provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. #HopeCareCure
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