The University of California, San Francisco seeks a strategic, highly accomplished individual who brings a diverse background to join one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the nation as the Associate CIO for Research. The Associate CIO for Research will play a key role in providing UCSF’s research programs with an optimal research technology environment that supports evolving and innovative needs of research faculty and their teams.
The Role Reporting jointly to the Chief Information Officer and the Vice Chancellor of Research, the Associate CIO for Research will manage the research information technology program for the UCSF research mission supporting the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Dentistry and all aspects of their research including basic science, clinical science, translational, population health and precision medicine related research. The Associate CIO for Research is a key voice in articulating the value needed from UCSF IT in meeting the needs of the research community.
The Associate CIO for Research will work closely with their organizational peers and associated teams including but not limited to the Chief Health Information Officer (CHIO), Associate CIO for Education, Chief Administrative Information Officer (CAIO), Chief Data Officer (CDO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to build cross-functional teams focused on meeting the current and evolving needs of the UCSF research community. The Associate CIO for Research will also partner with leadership in the UCSF Institute of Computational Health Sciences, UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Center for Digital Health Innovation, the UCSF Library and other such institutes and organizations to facilitate cutting-edge advances in research. These teams offer the individual the opportunity to both participate in and direct the development of advanced research information technology solutions.
UCSF also has a substantial and thriving departmentally based set of IT teams that provide highly specialized application and analytics support to our research community. The Associate CIO for Research will serve as the key individual to develop collaborative relationships, processes and services that appropriately enable that community to execute their mission while keeping UCSF’s IT environment secure and sufficiently cost effective. Establishing the IT services and computing architecture that meets these goals is central to the Associate CIO for Research role. To do so, the Associate CIO for Research needs to be aware of and respond to newly emerging national initiatives in biomedicine that need a computational platform, such as "digital twins," functional genomics, AI in clinical care, and precision public health.
Finally, the Associate CIO for Research will participate in IT Governance structures such as the UCSF Committee on Research Technology, the UCSF Enterprise Information and Analytics Committee, and certain University of California system-wide IT committees, such as the Research IT Committee.
About UCSF IT
The Associate CIO for Research will report jointly and equally to the UCSF Chief Information Officer (CIO) and UCSF Vice Chancellor of Research. The UCSF CIO is responsible as the primary executive leader of information technology at UCSF (referred to as UCSF IT). This involves certain direct reporting responsibilities including research IT, education IT, administrative applications, IT infrastructure, customer support, data and analytics, IT security, IT program management and IT Governance for UCSF. This organization is responsible to provide the foundational IT, data, and analytics necessary to support the core mission areas and administrative operations at UCSF. UCSF also has a substantial departmental IT and analytics presence with which the UCSF IT organization collaborates closely through formal and information structures. This construct enables close alignment with specialized departmental needs while promoting leverage of core information technology assets and capabilities. A significant shift in operating model is under way at UCSF which will leave the distributed model in place but align IT, departmental and other functional areas within cross-functional teams focused on the needs of key mission areas and departments at UCSF. This transformation will evolve over the next 3 years and represents an important aspect of the UCSF drive to innovate using data and technology as key enablers of improved patient, student, faculty, physician and researcher experience.
UCSF is technologically and organizationally complex, with both centralized and departmental IT units providing support for enterprise and specialized services. UCSF IT provides infrastructure, network, security, analytics, integration, and application support services, and is essential to the organization’s ability to support growth, mitigate security risk, and manage, store and share sensitive information.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.
In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available atdiversity.ucsf.edu
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Minimum ten years of related experience
Minimum ten years of lead, supervisor, or manager experience
Senior management experience in a large, complex research environment in a university setting.
Direct management experience of significant information technology service development and delivery. Demonstrated experience in research information technology needs.
Strong and broad knowledge of research activities and the challenges facing the research components of an academic medical center.
Experience leading large change management projects and the ability to obtain buy-in and active participation from stakeholders across the organization. High EQ (emotional quotient) to lead people and continuously evolve and improve the relationship, services and culture between central IT and the research community.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build inter- organizational and intra-organizational relationships across complex organizational boundaries to support the IT needs of the research community.
Strong critical thinking abilities and problem-solving skills.
Evidence of ability to establish priorities and to achieve results in a multi-purpose, multi-unit, multi-site system through shared governance and a service-orientated approach
Excellent verbal and written skills, including presentation to executive leaders and large, diverse audiences
Leadership skills as evidenced by one who possesses broad vision of the future of the organization, assertiveness, and diplomacy in the presentation of ideas and initiatives, sensitivity to the values and expectations of all constituents
Evidence of a management style that inspires a culture of achieving excellence through teamwork, trust, collaboration, and accountability.
Effective in a matrixed environment with the ability to manage and affect change in a large, diverse organization. Requires cultural competence, emotional maturity.
Minimum ten or more years of experience managing an Information technology organization.
Direct experience in performing research activities in an academic research setting.
Strong relevant experience in data sciences, research computing, computer science, or related computational or basic sciences research field
Please submit applications directly to https://tinyurl.com/57j7ztdv. Please submit any questions or nominations for the position to Mary Beth Baker, Managing Partner of Next Generation Leadership Partners @[email protected]
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.