Executive Director- Slocum Research and Education Foundation
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Type: Full Time
The Slocum Foundation is actively recruiting for a new Executive Director to continue to grow our research program across every orthopedic sub-specialty. This is a unique opportunity for an investigator with interest in musculoskeletal care and surgical outcomes, to lead an established team of talented research associates, undergraduate, and graduate-level interns, in a well-supported, multi-disciplinary environment.
Our diverse portfolio of work spans from retrospective case series studies to multi-center clinical trials. We have active protocols and established collaborations with faculty at: University of Oregon, University of Iowa, NYU Langone, Vanderbilt University, Washington University, and the Major Extremity Trauma & Research Consortium (METRC) at Johns Hopkins University. Our team has experience operationalizing protocols from pilot studies to NIH funded R01 clinical trials. We also partner with established industry device manufacturers and innovative start-ups to study implants, wearables, digital therapeutics, and emerging technologies. It’s a great time to join our team, as we have a number of newly funded studies and promising grant applications our project pipeline.
The Executive Director will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight of organizational, research, continuing medical education, and community activities performed by the Slocum Foundation. This position leads the development of protocols, generates grants, manuscripts, and conference abstracts. The ED also cultivates relationships with funders, academic collaborators, and industry sponsors to develop and secure new supported projects.
Candidates with backgrounds in kinesiology, biomechanics, public health, health policy, prevention science, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Solid training in experimental design, research methods, and statistics, biostatistics, or epidemiology is essential. Candidates with strong scientific writing skills and a deep understanding of healthcare data, including administrative billing and electronic health records, will be competitive. This position requires onsite presence daily, and offers flexible hours, competitive wage, and benefits.
PhD or PhD candidate in kinesiology, biomechanics, public health, health policy, prevention science, or related disciplines. Formal training or demonstrated knowledge of healthcare data types and structure; electronic medical record and related healthcare applications. Formal training and experience in research methodology and protocol development; aims development, study design/approach, evaluation/outcome measurement, result interpretation, reporting. Demonstrated training and competency in statistics/biostatistics/epidemiology Demonstrated competency in scientific writing through evidence of peer-reviewed publications, conference abstracts, or grants. Familiarity with Research Compliance (IRB, GCP, Financial Conflict of Interest Management) and the ethical conduct of research and the protection of human subjects. Familiarity with research administration, including pre- and post-award (e.g., sub awards, financial compliance, facilities management, indirect funds distribution, project reporting, no-cost extensions, project close-outs). Knowledge of organizational and project-based budgeting, fiduciary accountability (including management of restricted versus unrestricted funds), transparency, and acumen necessary to facilitate the allocation of resources. Track record of innovation and entrepreneurial capability. Demonstrated success using collaboration and consensus building from diverse groups in making strategic decisions. Willingness to engage in the community as a representative and spokesperson for Slocum Foundation and the Slocum Center. Preferred qualifications: Two years of management experience and staff oversight; organization of staff meetings, trainings, performance reviews. Formal or demonstrated knowledge of musculoskeletal conditions, orthopedic procedures, and/or biomechanics. Ability to analyze complex clinical trial and healthcare data using R or Stata Peer-reviewed publications in musculoskeletal, orthopedic, biomechanics, or related discipline. Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
The Slocum Research & Education Foundation was founded in 1990 to create an organization dedicated to improving musculoskeletal care for all patients through community-based research and education. The foundation was named in honor of Donald B. Slocum, a world-recognized leader in orthopedics.
As one of the founding fathers of Sports Medicine as an orthopedic sub-specialty, Dr. Slocum was inducted in the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame in 2001. The AOSSM highest honor was awarded to Dr. Slocum due to his pioneering of the organization’s field through innovation and leadership. In 2013, the honor was also bestowed upon Dr. Stanley James, who continues to practice at the Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
The Slocum Foundation is unique – like Dr. Slocum. We see opportunities to improve patient care and outcomes in ways that others in orthopedic practices haven’t yet adopted. To carry the Slocum name is to commit to pushing boundaries, striving to answer the most difficult questions and demonstrating a passion for service to our profession, fellow healthcare providers and community.
Over the past twenty years, the Slocum F...oundation participated in several of research, education and community-benefit activities that set us apart from all other academic medical centers.