The Translational Molecular Pathology department, under the direction of Ignacio I. Wistuba, M.D., Professor and Chair, is initiating a thematic change that will expand translational research. As MD Anderson moves toward molecular characterization of the cancers of all our patients, allowing their optimal assignments to promising new targeted therapies and potential identification of biomarkers of response and resistance, the department's mission includes thematic translational research and preclinical molecular pathology research.The mission of Translational Molecular Pathology is focused on three goals:The discovery of novel molecular targets for chemoprevention and treatment
Development and validation of biomarkers for diagnosis and prediction of response/resistance to treatment
The transition of assays developed in the department into the CLIA environment
These goals will be achieved through collaboration with faculty from MDL and other laboratories, and participation in both the new clinical test evaluation process overseen by the virtual Molecular Targets and Markers Testing Facility, and in the division's clinical laboratory test governance. CLIA-accredited testing will remain in division's clinical laboratories.
The primary purpose of the Research Department Administrator position is to serve as the primary administrator of the research laboratories and provide oversight of administrative and financial aspects of the department's research programs. The Research Department Administrator will oversee all business activities including fiscal and budgetary affairs, human resources management, operations systems, and departmental policies for the research department. This encompasses pre-award and post-award activities that impact research activities within the department. All aspects of financial responsibilities to include reporting, developing and costing out budgets for grants and protocols.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Establishes budgets, monitors monthly expenses, and oversees all departmental institutional accounts to include:
CCSG institutional cores
Reviews and approves requisitions, check requests, travel requests and personnel actions.
Responsible for development, planning, costing and funding for protocols.
Manages budgets, expenses and is responsible for ensuring invoices are prepared in a timely manner and payments are posted.
Oversees procurement team submissions and processing of orders and capital equipment to ensure compliance and fiscal management.
Keeps the Division Head apprised of all financial standings.
Oversees Human Resources issues for classified research personnel including recruitment, hiring, separations and realignments, disciplinary actions, time and attendance, annual performance evaluations, onboarding of educational and classified research employees, and visa compliance.
Ensures adherence to Institutional policies by research personnel including institutional mandatory training, safety and all regulatory compliance guidelines.
Manages the overall activities of the research department.
Oversees any lab and office space movements for all personnel in the department.
Oversees all faculty appointment activities to include:
-TTT Mentor Committee commitments
-Effort certification and salary support from extramural funding
Oversees the research programs in the department with respect to pre- and post-award of grants and contracts.
Ensures grants and contract budget preparation, auditing, budget planning and general oversight.
Oversees the timely processing of interdepartmental transfers.
Monitors all grant related expenditures to ensure compliance with sponsor guidelines.
Designs operation systems, departmental policies and procedures and provide resources for day-to-day planning and problem identification.
Demonstrates commitment to improving service and product quality for internal and external customers.
Assures department is in compliance with federal, state, institutional, and safety operations.
Facilitates space management activities.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Business, Healthcare Administration or related field. Five years of health care related experience in a professional/administrative capacity, to include two years of supervisory experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Employee Status: Regular
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 85,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 127,350
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 169,700