The Division of Gerontology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health of the University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking a division director at the associate or full professor rank whose career goals align with our plans to expand and accelerate the growth of the Division of Gerontology. A generous and competitive start-up package will be provided to support the division director’s research initiatives and the growth of the division. The successful candidate for the division head position will have a passion for transdisciplinary research, collaborative teamwork, and community-based participation in the epidemiological study of aging and gerontology. Our ideal candidate has a record of extramural research funding and new ideas to bring to a well-established platform.
The division director is expected to develop and enhance collaborative research within the division, department, and medical system, and actively teach and participate in the department’s training programs for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Opportunities to teach medical students and students in other professional schools on our health sciences campus also are possible. The Division of Gerontology has a long track record of sustained resources and support and, as such, is excited to find a candidate who has innovative and creative ideas to approach the future of research on aging.
The division’s eight faculty members have ongoing multidisciplinary research and collaborations across campus, focused on strategies to prevent and improve outcomes from disabling conditions among older persons. Gerontology division faculty collaborate with others throughout the University of Maryland Baltimore campus, which includes six professional schools (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work, and law), other University of Maryland campuses, as well as those in other academic and industry settings. The division also is the administrative home for the campus-wide Center for Research on Aging, the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, the Gerontology Doctoral Program, and the federally funded Research Training in the Epidemiology of Aging (T32).
The department, which is ranked first in NIH funding for like-departments in public schools of medicine, comprises 45 full-time faculty members and has strong research programs in cancer epidemiology, genomic and infectious disease epidemiology, translational toxicology, global health sciences, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and health disparities and population health. The department is also the home of doctoral degree programs in Epidemiology and Human Genetics and in Gerontology, as well as master’s programs in epidemiology, clinical research, and public health. One of the largest departments at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, we understand the needs of candidates that are part of a dual-career relationship and are also committed to the work-life balance of our faculty. The department integrates the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals of the University into its day-to-day operations and hiring practices and wishes to attract candidates whose research, teaching, mentoring, or service has prepared them to contribute to the DEI initiatives and culture, as well as those who demonstrate excellence in amplifying the experience of underrepresented individuals and groups in higher education and research.
Qualifications: Ph.D. and/or M.D. with experience collaborating in an interdisciplinary research setting, background in epidemiology and/or gerontology, and a record of extramural research funding. Due to the diverse nature of the work of the department, we welcome those with nontraditional career pathways to apply.
TO APPLY: Please submit applications online at: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=220001EA&lang=en#.YzMyqozrQ6M.mailto
Applications should include a cover letter indicating research interests, CV, and names of 3 references. Reference position # 03-307-143/220001EA
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Business Operations Manager
The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to serve as the Business Operations Manager for an established and productive research division, which also serves as the administrative home of the Center for Research on Aging and the Doctoral Program in Gerontology.
UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. Exempt regular staff receive a generous leavepackage that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).
UMB employees are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses. Employees whose job duties require them to work in clinical settings or at clinical or field sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those sites. For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit the COVID-19 website.
This position is responsible for managing the financial and operational integrity of the division and requires an individual who is a self-starter, resourceful, and can anticipate “next steps.” The successful candidate will be able to accomplish this, in part, by having exceptional accounting and budgeting skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and being able to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute complicated and continuing assignments without instruction and minimal supervision. In this fast-paced, team environment, the manager will:
- Ensure that projects/budgets comply with all appropriate payroll, reimbursement, accounting, and personnel policies and practices. Conduct a wide range of budget, financial and/or fiscal analyses and make recommendations. Assist with communications to internal and external sponsors.
- Prepare and distribute accurate and timely month-end, quarterly and year-end close out reports and financial information which may include projections of budget vs. actual; submit financial reports and documentation to sponsors as required.
- Manage large-scale budgets that are individually funded but interrelated and managed as a single program of research. Manage five-year working budgets, developing and updating projections as needed to reflect changes in scope of work. Implement budgetary changes in a timely manner.
- Develop, monitor, analyze, forecast, and report annual budgets, payroll charges; approve effort reports for certification; make recommendations and bring financial/other concerns to director/administrator’s attention.
- Ensure that expenses are appropriately charged to grant, encumbrances are and that accounts are thoroughly reviewed, taking corrective action as needed.
- Analyze monthly P-card reconciliations for compliance; initiate and/or approve requisitions, POs/Non-POs, and other financial transactions; manage commitment accounting and ensure proper allocation of salaries.
- Develop and execute internal policies; recommend amendments to existing unit policies, including shared expenses, field staff reimbursement, meal reimbursement/food. Audit projects for compliance with gift card procedure.
- Oversee and manage all aspects of division operations including space utilization, general maintenance, etc., working with division head/department administrator to address and resolve issues. Work with campus facilities on renovations and space upgrades. Total approximate space: ~5,000 sq.ft., which includes space for faculty, staff, students, classroom/conference.
- Ensure that all administrative needs are being addressed and properly managed; liaise with project coordinators, lab staff, and faculty; work with others to track salary coverage for faculty and staff, bringing shortfalls to division head/PI/department administrator’s attention; track and make recommendations for staff sharing opportunities known to faculty.
- Provide new employee orientation; liaise with human resources on PI’s behalf on staffing and recruitment activities; prepare, coordinate, and route all personnel requests; verify eligibility to work on federal grants (when needed) against federal registry; ensure administrative matters are managed in a timely and effective manner.
- Prepare budgets, draft budget justifications in consultation with PI and project coordinators.
- Assemble biographical sketch and other relevant administrative documents required for grant applications, reviewing and ensuring it follows policy guidelines. Work in conjunction with department research administrator to ensure all needed documents for applications are available and that all submission requirements are met.
- Direct supervisory responsibility of one exempt employee; dotted-line supervision of other research staff.
- Provide administrative oversight and guidance to staff and faculty on a host of HR/ELR issues.
- Partner with faculty and senior staff to resolve challenges and manage change. Recommend skill and career training and provide mentoring/coaching as appropriate.
- Handle complaints, resolve conflict and participate in the PDP and grievance process.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, finance, marketing, accounting, human resources, or other related fields. Master's preferred.
Experience: Five (5) years of business-related experience to the position required, with at least two (2) years experience in at least two of the following: human resources and payroll, finance, facility operations, or research administration.
Supervisory Experience: Two (2) years of direct management responsibilities that involve personnel recruitment, training, and professional development related to the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws.
- Skill in the effective use of applicable technology/systems.
- Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts.
- Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.
Eligibility for this position is limited to individuals with 1) experience managing large federal grants such as P30, U54, T32, and other comparable research programs (required); 2) advanced knowledge of a variety of software programs (eg., Excel, Access, Kuali, eUMB, eRA Commons, PeopleSoft (Quantum Analytics, Financials), HRMS) and other standard desktop software); 3) knowledge of best practices in research administration and experience managing an office; 4) demonstrated ability to compose grammatically correct correspondence and edit research grants, reports, and other materials for grammar and consistency (writing samples will be requested); and 5) strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to function in a team and collaborative environment with staff, faculty, students, and an extended network of professionals.
- Outstanding organizational, problem-solving, negotiation, and critical thinking skills are required to perform the essential functions of this position.
- Comfort in interacting with all types of faculty, scientists, staff, and guests with confidence, creativity, and maturity. Project optimism and a sense of calmness during times of uncertainty.
- Ability to exercise initiative and resourcefulness necessary to prioritize multiple ongoing and new projects and produce in a fast-paced academic environment.
- Ability to work as part of a team while maintaining a lead role, as well as the ability to work cooperatively with others; demonstrate professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.
This position has direct reporting to the division director and dotted-line reporting to the department administrator. Both will participate in the PDP process.
This position is eligible for up to two days telework.
Hiring Range: $83,000 - $90,000; commensurate with education and experience
Epidemiology of Aging Training Program
Applications invited for Post-Doctoral Fellowships
The objective of this advanced training program (Dr. Jay Magaziner, Program Director) is to train pre- and postdoctoral fellows to conduct independent and original research in the epidemiology of aging, with an emphasis on the prevention of late-life disability and functional decline. The program emphasizes four broad areas: Musculoskeletal disorders, Neuroepidemiology, Genetic epidemiology, and Pharmacoepidemiology.
For additional information about our multidisciplinary faculty and research programs, please visit our Epidemiology of Aging Training Program page.
To apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, please send a statement of career goals, CV, contact information for three references, and US citizenship status to EpiofAgingTrainingGrant@som.umaryland.edu.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Fellowships are supported by an NIH training grant (T32 AG00262); applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident. The University of Maryland Baltimore is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information about employment opportunities at the School of Medicine, please visit UMB Human Resource Services.