Executive Director, Research Operations at the Research Institute at SickKids
We have an exciting opportunity for an Executive Director, Research Operations in the Research Institute at SickKids, reporting to the Chief of Research.
The SickKids Research Institute (RI) is Canada’s largest, hospital-based child health research institute, and one of the top five of its kind in the world. Our commitment is to improve the health of children, here in Canada and in the global community. The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning is the home base of the Research Institute (RI) community, which spans the entire hospital enterprise, and is composed of more than 3,000 faculty, staff, and trainees.
The Executive Director, Research Operations plans and oversees the operations and finances of the RI, including the provision of staff, systems, and services to support and foster clinical and basic research and ensures accountability to external funders.
The Executive Director is responsible for policy and service development, implementation, and ongoing operational management of large and diverse business groups, including all, operational and infrastructure areas supporting research activity. This includes working collaboratively with relevant corporate service providers to ensure RI interests are represented organizationally and service needs met. In addition, this includes the planning and on-going operations of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL), and associated operations, infrastructure builds/upgrades and the oversight of service contracts.
The Executive Director is a member of the RI Executive and works in collaboration with the Chief and RI Executive, leading, developing, and providing input into strategic decisions. Plays a critical role in developing and implementing strategic initiatives on behalf of the RI.
The Executive Director is responsible for the partnership with Hospital Corporate and Operations leaders to ensure that RI Operations align and are consistent with SickKids strategic and operational plans, and that opportunities to maximize efficiencies between areas are explored and secured.