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The University of Minnesota conducts innovative research across a broad range of fields and disciplines. Our researchers improve our understanding of the world and help facilitate technologies and ideas that positively impact the prosperity, welfare, and security of our communities, state, nation, and beyond. 

OVPR provides services and administrative support to University-wide, research-focused centers and institutes.

$1.15 billion

2021 research award funding

2,800

Licenses for University technology

1,100

Patents held by the University

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Associate Vice President for Research Infrastructure and Interdisciplinary Institutes and Centers

The associate vice president provides leadership in development, enhancement, management, and review of academic centers and institutes that report to OVPR. As the associate vice president, you will more broadly oversee University shared research resources, core research services, and related research infrastructure. 

A major emphasis for this new position is on enhancing the interdisciplinary collaborative funding and research opportunities between the Health Sciences and other colleges across the U of M system. Further, this position will be responsible for managing and growing research infrastructure resources through extramural granting opportunities or investments from other sources. 

This position will have a dual reporting structure to the vice president for research and the vice president for clinical affairs. The ideal candidate will have the qualifications to become a tenured member of the U of M faculty. 

Qualifications

  • A demonstrated track record of working with development, management, and safety of research infrastructure
  • Experience in industry, government, and academia
  • Sound policy judgment
  • Proven skills in working effectively with faculty, staff, students, and external agencies

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree
  • Cross departmental or cross disciplinary experience
  • Outstanding record of research funding
  • Administrative and leadership experience on research-related committees
     

Benefits

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, 11 paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Faculty Retirement Plan (5.5% employee contribution, 10% employer contribution)
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How to Apply

Submit Your Application (External Applicants)

Submit Your Applications (U of M Employees)

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

Required materials:

  • Letter of interest that addresses the position's responsibilities
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references

Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance

The associate vice president will oversee critical research integrity and regulatory functions of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Office of Biotechnology Activities Oversight (OBAO). 

As the associate vice president, you will serve as the University’s research integrity officer. As such, you will lead responsibility for ensuring that the institution fosters a research environment that promotes the responsible conduct of research and other activities that promote integrity in research and discourages research misconduct.

The ideal candidate will have qualifications to become a tenured member of the University of Minnesota faculty and have a significant record of research accomplishments. 

Qualifications

  • Terminal degree
  • Broad knowledge of research issues related to human health, animal care, and use, biotechnology oversight, and data security
  • Sound policy judgment
  • Proven skills in working effectively with faculty, staff, students, and external agencies
  • Broad knowledge of university administration, with a special interest in understanding, managing, and resolving research compliance and integrity issues

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD or MD degree 
  • Extensive research background particularly in the biological or health sciences
  • Experience in serving on IRB, IACUC, OBAO, or other related committees
  • Cross departmental or cross disciplinary experience
  • Outstanding record of research funding
  • Administrative and leadership experience on research-related committees
  • Experience working with both the internal University of Minnesota (or similar institutions) governance as well as external agencies involved with research compliance and integrity

Benefits

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, 11 paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Faculty Retirement Plan (5.5% employee contribution, 10% employer contribution)
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How to Apply

Submit Your Application (External Applicants)

Submit Your Applications (U of M Employees)

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

Required materials:

  • Letter of interest that addresses the position's responsibilities
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.