Vice President of Research and the Legacy Research Institute
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Chiefs / Directors / Dept. Heads
Internal Number: 177746513
Vice President of Research and the Legacy Research Institute
Job ID: 22-25013 Type: Regular Full-Time Holladay Park campus
Advocate, leader, scientist, entrepreneur, connector. The many roles of the vice president of research and the Legacy Research Institute demand the best of today's professional world. Those qualities will be required to thrive within two seemingly opposite realms. This vice president will live part of each day surrounded by the best and the brightest minds of scientific research. Then, within moments, the leader will have to pivot with ease to the corridors of national health organizations, foundations, finance, and commercial enterprise. The scope of the vice president's responsibilities thus requires the ability to speak plainly about challenging clinical and biomedical research, and development. At the same time, this role also demands foot-in-the-soil gravity: Research and development must be transformed into hard-earned strategic plans, administrative oversight, and outcomes. The wide breadth of these duties calls for an individual of high emotional intelligence and stellar science IQ, along with C-Level administrative acumen. Like every Legacy system leader, the vice president is an individual driven by integrity and the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This vice president will always be responsive to the safety and needs of every employee, no matter where that employee sits on the organizational chart. Doing the right thing is the only choice for this individual.
The qualifications of the vice president might look like those of two leaders, not one. This is truly a rare position calling for unique mindsets and skills. Indeed, a rare talent will be needed to fill it. A medical degree or an international equivalent by the candidate is preferred, as well as in the trenches experience working in or with the clinical research and development sectors. At least five years of progressive research management experience with a concrete record of attracting major federal funding (example: NIH R01) is desired. The position's clinical and biomedical research, and outcomes bona fides demand a candidate who similarly understands the inner workings of national research organizations. The vice president will have mastered the creation and execution of high-level strategic plans regarding scientific research. These skills must be complemented by someone who has deep connections to the commercial and philanthropic worlds. The goal is to use those connections to transform Legacy Health's research into opportunities that will benefit and impact our patients and communities.
Good health for our people, our patients, our communities, and our world — these are not just words. They are commitments that form the core of our mission, and we take them seriously. That mission matches a profound and serious footprint: Legacy Health is a locally owned, nonprofit, six-hospital health system that also includes full-service children's hospital and more than 70 primary care, specialty and urgent care clinics, a research institute, 14,000 employees and nearly 3,000 health care providers. We provide comprehensive primary, secondary and tertiary care services across the Portland and Vancouver metro area and mid-Willamette Valley. From rural areas to urban centers, we play a critical role in the lives of 2.5 million people.
The Vice President of Research and Legacy Research Institute is a strategic leader responsible for all clinical, translational, biomedical, and outcomes research within Legacy Health.
Create and execute a 5-year strategic plan for all research endeavors across a large, integrated health system. Assemble a senior leadership team within LRI and across the LH system to create and execute a 5-year strategic plan. Develop balanced metrics to drive success and accountability. Leverage principles of process improvement (including our Lean Operating System) to continually advance the mission of LRI and LH to serve our patients and communities.
Oversees all clinical, translational, biomedical, and outcomes research and development within Legacy Health (LH). Develops, maintains, and optimizes an effective structure and governance for all research within a major healthcare system, including its hospitals, ambulatory clinics, and operating units. Maintains infrastructure, including space, funding and personnel, and coordinates with senior management. Assures coordination with current and future clinical programs and interests and harmonizes LH's research and development efforts with its clinical healthcare interests and realities. Ensures support and staffing for existing research and development programs while identifying and developing new opportunities, particularly those that address human diseases that relate to LH's current and future clinical interests. This also includes the test and evaluation of new and existing treatment modalities and treatment practices, including their economics and outcomes. Develops and maintains all activities and functions that are necessary and required for institutional compliance with government rules and regulations as they apply to the performance of clinical and biomedical research in a large healthcare system. This applies to the oversight of required boards and committees, such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including maintaining assurances and institutional records of their activities.
Establishes, maintains, and advances all administrative structures that are essential for the conduct of medical research and development, for the delivery of effective and efficient research support services within LH and its partners, and for ensuring compliance. Develops and maintains a support matrix that will provide organization, staffing and administrative support of all institutional research boards and committees (e.g., Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Develops and maintains comprehensive clinical support services for the planning and conduct of clinical studies and trials in all areas where clinical excellence and clinical opportunities exist within LH, it's Medical staff and Alliance Partners. Develops and maintains staff for a competent scientific support matrix as it relates to the design and development of research plans and proposals and to the scientific assessment of clinical and medical practice economics and outcomes. This shall include support in the development of grant proposals, editorial services and consultation in biometry and statistics. Serves as the single point of contact for LH in all matters of clinical and biomedical research, development, test, and evaluation. This is essential to assure Legacy-wide integration of plans, efforts, and activities in clinical and biomedical research. Develops and maintains the physical resources necessary for the conduct of clinical and biomedical research, development, and training as it relates to the studies of human disease and the assessment and advancement of clinical practice in all areas where LH has a clinical interest and offers clinical excellence
Serves as the primary advisor in all matters of clinical and biomedical research and development to the Senior Management Team, the System Chief Medical Officer, and members of the management team at LH. Oversees the development and implementation of equitable, fair, and consistent research policies and practices throughout LH, particularly as they pertain to compensation, personnel management, research space development and allocation, and funding support.
Serves as the main advocate and liaison for all research and development within LH, in the local community and region at large. This includes all philanthropic endeavors related to research, as well as participation on regional or national research committees.
Coordinates all clinical and biomedical research, development, testing and product evaluation between LH and governmental, private, and industrial sponsors of research. Seeks out and identifies appropriate sponsors for and collaborators in research and clinical trials and represents LH and its operating units in respective negotiations and agreements, thereby assuring a Legacy-wide integration of these activities. Ensures the central and coordinated review of all grants, contract proposals, and agreements before their submission to external sponsors and collaborators.
Creates the vision and environment for future clinical and biomedical research and development at LH and its operating units. Identifies opportunities, brings them to the attention of senior management and is instrumental in the development of the necessary plans and steps for implementation once senior management approval and support is obtained.
Serves as a member of key institute and health system committees, including the Strategic Leadership Council and System CMO Office. Participates on additional committees of the health system and/or medical staff as required.
Seeks support for clinical and biomedical research through continuing surveys of extramural research and development opportunities, through the development of internal research resources and teams and by forging mutually advantageous partnerships with industry. Fosters internal collaboration that benefits Legacy's patients and enhances Legacy's stature as a healthcare system that supports and harbors clinical and biomedical research excellence. Assists in positioning LH as a multi-faceted partner who offers a full spectrum of healthcare including clinical and biomedical research and development.
Incumbents holding a medical degree and licensure, may have clinical patient care responsibilities 5-10% of the time.
The successful candidate will be an engaged and collaborative leader, with extensive research management experience.
The ideal candidate will possess:
M.D., D.O., or international equivalent preferred, highly qualified Ph.D. applicants will be considered.
Experience in basic and clinical research.
Must have a minimum of 5-10 years of progressive research management experience with a proven record of attracting major federal funding (e.g., NIH R01) as a Principal Investigator (PI), or equivalent successful research program in industry preferred.
Experience sitting on an NIH review panel or study section preferred.
Must have demonstrated ability to create and execute a strategic plan.
Demonstrated capacity to participate in, or be the PI of, a core grant (e.g., NIH P30).
Maintains skills commensurate with the expected standards of the medical and research communities.
Must have familiarity and the ability to ensure compliance with, standards of scientific research established by applicable regulators (Federal, State, and Local) and the greater scientific community.
Additional graduate education preferred such as an M.B.A., M.P.H, or other pertinent master's degree.
LEADING AT LEGACY
Demonstrates the ability to act consistently with Legacy's Values in Action, exemplifies our core organizational values, and exhibits the leadership competencies outlined in Leading at Legacy.