The University of Rochester Medical Center is made up of many parts, all devoted to providing highly advanced medical care. Our Mission of “Ever Better” means we improve the well-being of patients and communities by delivering innovative, compassionate, patient and family-centered health care, enriched by education, science and technology. Our Vision is to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment that guides and transforms our approaches to healthcare, education, research and community partnerships.
The University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking a Center Director of the Center for Health + Technology (CHeT)
The Center for Health + Technology (CHeT) is a research organization that designs and conducts multi-center clinical research studies and trials. The mission of CHeT is to accelerate research by enabling anyone, anywhere to receive care and participate in research, leading to advances that improve the health of millions of individuals. Since its inception over 30 years ago, CHeT has supported over 130 clinical studies, conducting pivotal trials leading to 7 FDA-approved treatments for Neurological diseases. CHeT partners span the globe and include leading academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, technology firms, not-for-profit foundations, advocacy groups, and the federal government. Over the past 10 years, CHeT has pioneered decentralized and digital studies, connecting to research participants throughout the country and conducting thousands of virtual research visits. In addition, CHeT has used smartphones, wearable sensors, video analytics, and “invisibles” to capture objective, frequent, real-world data.
The Center Director will oversee all projects and initiatives across our large, multi-faceted, innovative academic research organization. The Director will be responsible for providing strategic guidance to project teams, discussing collaborations with potential sponsors, and hiring and vetting candidates for other Director-level positions. The Director will also work with University leadership, including the CEO/Dean of the Medical Center, to lead transformative initiatives across the broader URMC and UR ecosystem.
The next Center Director will be a guiding hand for CHeT's continued growth, building on our tradition “to do the unprecedented” by advancing translational innovation to improve health. The continued evolution of CHeT will build on this experimental therapeutic foundation and be shaped by the vision of the next Director. Areas of opportunity include global health, local population health, digital health, health equity research, regulatory science, and dissemination and implementation research.
The Director will report to the Dean of the Medical Center and will have an academic appointment within the Department of the candidate's medical or research expertise (EG: Neurology, Cardiology, etc.).
Ideal candidates for the Director will be national leaders in experimental therapeutics with a demonstrated track record in making innovative advances in the field. This leader will also have a doctoral degree from an accredited institution qualified for a rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor.
The Center Director should have the experience to establish a strategic vision and lead a large, multi-faceted, innovative academic research organization.
The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
* Candidates are asked to submit a Statement of Equity and Inclusion to demonstrate their support of UR's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as a mission-driven institution. This statement should include accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research or community engagement that foster equity and inclusion, and/or the candidate's vision for creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in their role.
The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill our important missions. The University is committed to fostering and supporting an environment inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs, or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.