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Thursday, April 29, 2010

F/T - Director of Research - NYC - Healthcare


Our client is a leader in the development of language solutions in the field of healthcare. As a recipient of over a dozen NIH innovation research grants, the company is working to transform the delivery of health education and health services to underserved communities. Enabling healthcare providers to communicate with Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients in a linguistically competent and culturally sensitive manner is at the core of their mission.

The team consists of experts in linguistics, anthropology, cross-cultural communication, and health education as well as professionals in information technology, interaction design, and multimedia production. By providing language solutions, they strive to help LEP individuals and service providers transcend the boundaries of language, culture, and geography.

The successful candidate will serve as the lead in research, data management and interpretation and product development. In addition to imparting expertise; the candidate would serve as a coach and a role model who facilitates an environment that encourages creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and effective utilization of available resources.

Lead the effort, to formulate, implement and manage the Company’s research strategies, plans, and objectives outlined in the company’s mission as well as awarded grants
1.    Lead research department and dependent teams by identifying and managing objectives, timelines, data, and development
2.    Establish strategy for all project and product development, including engineering and technology related activities for multiple product lines
3.    Develop and maintain effective quality assurance metrics in line with standards as defined by company and accepted  SOPs, and protocols
4.    Drive accountability, consistency, quality, standardization and discipline across all stages of research and development
5.    Help sustain a profitable, stable, and growth oriented business, consistent with delivering the utmost quality of scientific and technological output
6.    Manage, apply, and interpret complex data from multiple sources using  data mining, predictive analysis, and general statistical methods
  1. Effectively collaborate with executive, technical, and marketing teams
  2. Recruit and develop a diverse, professional, qualified staff
  3. Assist leadership in developing distinctive and compelling research using approaches and methodology suited to commercialization

Advanced degree in scientific disciplines, biomedical science, clinical research, technical fields or similar with a minimum ten years of related experience.  Applicants must have a broad knowledge of multiple fields, including but not limited to;
1.    Previous project management experience; clear understanding of project set-up, recruiting, familiarity working with an expanded team i.e. separate departments,  executive board, consultants, etc
2.    Experience with data mining, predictive analysis, and general statistical modeling
3.    Extensive research experience – clinical and/or anthropological
4.    Demonstrated technical and quantitative analytic experience
  1. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  2. Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
7.    Ability to manage and grow a multi-discipline staff
8.    Strong interest in and sensitivity to language, cultural issues, and/or immigrant rights
9.    Able to handle multiple time dependent tasks
10.  Interest and experience in public health
11.  Solid knowledge universal roadblocks in the delivery of health care i.e. Fragmentation of care, culturally incompetent treatment, lack of patient education, etc
12.  Must be Local Candidates
Desired/Preferred Requirements:
1.      Experience within research & development or start-up companies bring product to market  a plus
2.    Experience with NIH grants useful
3.    Senior-level (director) experience in a large corporate (even matrix) environment strongly preferred
4.    Formal project management training
5.    Recent experience with organizational or change management implementation

Job Code ML10-01     (Resumes and Cover Letters in Word Preferred)   Local Candidates Only
For further details on this job, to send your resume, or to make a referral:
Contact:  Sarah Warner        2
12/ 869-3348
Strategic Recruiting