Deputy Chief Research and Development Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Washington DC
US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Research & Development
May 18, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is actively seeking a nationally or internationally recognized research expert with experience in leading and managing a large public- or private-sector research program for our Deputy Chief Research and Development Officer (DCRADO) opportunity at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Central Office in Washington DC. You will share responsibility for accomplishing Office of Research and Development (ORD) priorities to (1) increase Veterans access to high quality clinical trials, (2) increase the substantial real world impact of VA research, and (3) transform VA data into a national research resource. To be considered for this opportunity you must apply before 6/18/2018.
You will be responsible for ORD's development to support a healthy work culture and engage employees within ORD both directly and by working with subordinate directors. We are seeking substantial experience in medical care, leading teams, creating a positive work culture and employee engagement, and in conducting biomedical or social sciences research in the healthcare arena. You will oversee and manage the work of the four world-renowned research services plus the Million Veteran Program (MVP), Post-Deployment Health Program, Clinical Genomic Medicine Program, and the Cooperative Studies Program. Together these programs represent over a $700M investmentin research. Travel estimated at 10-20% for research site visits, scientific meetings, and openings of new facilities. Here are ORD's four renowned Research Services that also oversee a number of research centers of excellence:
Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service supports pre-clinical research to understand life processes from the molecular, genomic, and physiological level regarding diseases affecting Veterans
Clinical Science Research and DevelopmentService supports investigations, including human subject research, to determine the feasibility or effectiveness of new treatments (e.g. drugs, therapy, or devices) in small clinical trials or multi-center cooperative studies to learn more about the causes of disease and develop more effective clinical care
Health Services Research and Development Service supports studies to identify and promote efficient strategies to improve the organization, cost effectiveness, and delivery of quality health care to Veterans
Rehabilitation Research and Development Service develops novel approaches to restore Veterans with traumatic amputation, central nervous system injuries, loss of sight or hearing, or other physical and cognitive impairments to full and productive lines.
Participate in responsible resource management and manage the financial challenges for a large-scale research program.
Take a leadership role in preparing the VA Medical and Prosthetic Research Program budget for submission to the Department
Maintain and improve the positive work culture and employee engagement within ORD
Represent VA research in testimony to Congress and in dealings with other governmental and private sector organizations
VA Physicians and Senior Executive Service (SES) professionals enjoy competitive pay, regular salary growth, and a very robust federal benefits package consisting of 49 days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 paid annual sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays), federal health/life/dental/vision/long-term care insurance programs, and the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) consisting of a federal pension after only 5 years' vesting and a 401K type plan called the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) with up to 5% in employer contributions.
Successful completion of a full Ph.D. course of study in an accredited college/university leading to a doctorate with a major study in an academic field related to biomedical or social sciences (psychology)
English speaking/writing proficiency
REQURED TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Nationally or internationally recognized expert in scientific research. Typically, this will be reflected by grant funding as a principal investigator on medical research studies, peer-reviewed publications in scientific and medical journals, service on scientific review committees for granting agencies (e.g. National Institutes of Health), and member on journal review boards for medical/research journals
Experience in leading/managing a large public or private sector research program consisting of geographically dispersed facilities of varying complexity
Internal Number: DCRADO (non-physician)
About US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Research & Development
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.