The Director of Research Translation in the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) is responsible for leading a nationally and internationally recognized academic program on research translation focused on reproductive environmental health at the University of California, San Francisco. The position is within the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.
- Lead a strong, cohesive, and successful research translation team that now comprises nine individuals, including PRHE employees as well as external contractors/consultants.
- Lead, and engage in, relevant research and research translation that builds upon the nationally and internationally recognized research and work of the research translation program.
- Write succinctly and compellingly for a wide range of audiences, including scientists, clinicians, policymakers, and the public. This position will be responsible for ongoing, consistent communication both internally and externally.
- Identify trends in the field of health and the environment, strategically involve the appropriate stakeholders, and align program’s work to adapt as necessary.
- Work with PRHE’s Executive Director and senior management to manage complex tasks and competing demands, and help engage in organizational support, program direction, and prioritization with the director and team.
- Make sound decisions for the organization using good judgment in absence of PRHE’s Executive Director.
- Track and manage parallel projects and processes, including projects with multiple funding sources.
- Ensure and garner credibility from research and clinical community for research translation program.
- Engage and work in close collaboration with a wide-range of external partners, including leaders of national and international health professional societies; local, state, national, and international government officials; and, leading academics in the field.
- Build upon existing strategic alliances and partners in the field, and develop new ones.
- Support the mission of the public work of the program.
- Leverage technology for efficiency, program growth, and management.
- Manage, develop, and grow on-going funding from a diverse portfolio. The Director of Research Translation is responsible for securing funding at a level of approximately $1,000,000 annually.
- Support PRHE’s Executive Director with emerging issues, such as, but not limited to, responding to funders and collaborators, creating written comments, and providing scientific and technical assistance where needed.
Required qualifications include:
- Impeccable, demonstrated written and oral communications skills.
- Demonstrated capacity to engage with new and existing funders, to identify funding opportunities, and to conceive of, write, and implement grants from government agencies and foundations.
- Deep working knowledge of, and practice in, environmental health science and policy in the United States.
- Strong publication track record in the peer-reviewed literature.
- Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities.
- Demonstrated attention to detail and management of many moving priorities and projects.
- Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning.
- Demonstrated commitment to, and experience with, public health advocacy.
- Knowledge of the application of systematic review methods.
- Demonstrated excellence as a trainer/educator.
- Five or more years of experience as direct supervisor of three or more staff.
- Demonstrated excellence in mentoring and working with teams.
- Science-based background with a Master’s level degree (required) or PhD (preferred) in environmental health sciences, public health, occupational health, epidemiology, toxicology, or other related field.
- Strong communicator and ability to work well with others.
- Hardworking and determined.
- Creativity and willingness to try different solutions to solve problems or advance the work, technological or otherwise.
- Technological savviness.
Appointees in the Academic Coordinator title are in administration and will be expected to administer academic programs that provide service related to the teaching or research mission of the University. The academic program overseen by an Academic Coordinator must be fundamentally academic in nature, involving University research activities or activities requiring judgments relating to University instruction. Appointees in the Academic Coordinator title must have a professional background of academic training and/or experience. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01221.