Serves as the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) for Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC) has primary responsibility and accountability for the overall performance of the BNI and SJHMC translational research programs. The CSO is expected to maintain an active program of laboratory research that is extramurally funded and recognized by national and international peers.
In collaboration with senior institutional leadership, the CSO sets the vision for the BNI and SJHMC translational research programs, and ensures that the focus of these programs stay closely aligned with the patient populations served by BNI and SJHMC clinicians. The CSO serves as the chief liaison with other research and research-funding organizations at local, state and national levels. In collaboration with the Chairs of BNI and SJHMC research and clinical departments, the CSO guides clinician-scientist interdisciplinary translational research programs, which include the Ivy Brain Tumor Center, the Barrow Neuromodulation Center, the Fulton ALS Center, and the Norton Thoracic Institute.
This position reports to the BNI COO, is accountable to the BNI President and CEO, the SJHMC CEO, and other specialty institute directors, and works cooperatively with the Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Research, the BNI CMO, the Director of Research Administration, the Chairs of BNI and SJHMC clinical departments, and the BNI and SJHMC management teams.
Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
Maintains an active program of laboratory research that has achieved and sustained extramural funding and is recognized by national and international peers.
In collaboration with the Director of Research Administration, provides leadership and overall direction for the BNI and SJHMC translational research programs. Serves as the NIH Institutional Official for both BNI and SJHMC. Serves as an ex-officio member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Actively guides and mentors research division directors and translational research program leaders in setting and enforcing performance standards for scientific and academic productivity, extramural funding, professional conduct, and conducting research of high quality and relevance.
Serves as the chief BNI and SJHMC scientific liaison with other research and research-funding organizations at the local, state, national, and international levels. Represents the BNI and SJHMC research programs in philanthropic events as indicated.
Oversees institutional research planning and business development activities. Ensures that the BNI and SJHMC laboratory research programs have adequate physical and administrative infrastructure to optimize investigator competitiveness in a global research marketplace. In collaboration with research division directors, monitors individual investigator activities to ensure compliance with Dignity Health policies and procedures, federal-wide assurances, and applicable laws and regulations pertaining to billing, budgeting, safety, and conflicts of interest.