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Director of Research Development and Services

Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, California
Closing date
Feb 9, 2023

The Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine at Stanford University is seeking a Director of Research Development and Services (Academic Program Professional Manager) to provide research strategy and grant development support for research across the Department, including managing program-related staff, while also managing all aspects of program development, implementation, and evaluation. Working along side research faculty leadership cutting across research in the basic sciences, data sciences and clinical trials, this individual will support the development of new and current research areas.  The role also provides leadership for multiple research staff in Data Sciences and Clinical Research as well as assisting with grant development.  Direct supervision of 2-4 staff.


Our Department is currently in the top 10 of Anesthesia research departments with over $15 million in sponsored research funding, and plans to triple that effort over the next 10 years. This is an ideal opportunity for a PhD or scientific researcher from a related field, looking to support a broad portfolio of research through grant development, faculty training and staff leadership.  Experience with grant applications, grant review and supporting others in grant applications is a must.    Stanford School of Medicine, and the department of Anesthesia are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for its staff, residents, fellows, & faculty. We aim to recruit, support, retain, & promote diversity. 


Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research Universities. Stanford is dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values, innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning.


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To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.


Duties include:


  • Provide leadership direction to assigned staff in the program area, and oversee subordinate staff with program responsibility.
  • Design, develop, and oversee implementation of the most complex programs. Devise and implement vision, strategy, goals, and resource development in consultation with faculty director. Assess entity/program efficacy. Shape development of research and/or teaching programs. Provide guidance to program staff or instructors.
  • Define the overall activities of research/ teaching program(s), allocate appropriate staffing and other resources to achieve objectives.
  • Develop and direct related policy. Provide strategic and financial advice to faculty director and/or senior management. Coordinate grant proposal submissions. Develop, maintain, and control the financial budget related to program(s); shape financial strategy and long-range financial planning.
  • Serve as the principal advocate with foundations, funding, and gift sources. *- Other duties may also be assigned




  • PHD in a medically related field is desired.
  • Experience as a post-doctoral fellow and track record in applying for grants, managing the application process of others, and or reviewing grant applications.   
  • Knowledge of NIH grant application requirements and research opportunities and foundations is a must. 




Advanced degree or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience.  Typically five or more years of relevant experience in area of specialization and five or more years relevant experience managing staff.  Experience managing a budget and developing financial plans, program partnerships and funding sources.




  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Advanced oral, written and analytical skills exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans.





  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.

*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.




May work extended hours, evenings or weekends. May travel locally. Occasional overnight travel.



  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors bases on training and lessons learned.

The expected pay range for this position is $150,000 to $190,000 per annum.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.



Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,


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