The Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development (ACOS for R&D) is a senior clinical leader at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital which directly reports to the Chief of Staff. The ACOS for R&D is the Chief of the Research and Development Service actively engaged in over $22 million of funded research. He/she is responsible for the disposition of resources, developing administrative procedures and policies, program expansion, and ensuring that all research complies with VA and other Federal regulations, policies and directives. The ACOS for R&D acts as the official liaison on matters pertaining to research to all internal and external stakeholders to include the Department of Veterans Affairs, all regulatory bodies and agencies and our major Affiliate, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to being the subject matter expert on issues of research for the Director and Chief of Staff he/she also advises research staff on administrative, scientific and professional matters and is responsible for submission of all reports, correspondence, and maintenance of documents necessary for the successful administration of the research program. In addition, the ACOS for R&D as a senior leader will be a member of various committees to include the Medical Executive Committee and a statutory member of the Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science (CARES) Board of Directors. There may be other assignments as determined by the Chief of Staff.
The ideal candidate must have a successful research background with knowledge and personal experience in research, including processes for private and government research funding. They must have broad understanding of academic partnerships and be able to forge strong working relationships with multiple institutions. The individual must be familiar with research regulatory issues and understand necessary compliance standards. They will need to provide oversight of regulatory compliance for Research service. The ideal candidate should be able to lead and develop research programs, organizing and implementing a strategic plan for building a dynamic research portfolio for Hines.
Work Schedule:Full Time, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development (ACOS for R&D)
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
- Board Certified in a specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialists
- Demonstrated successful research background with knowledge and personal experience in research, including processes for private and government research funding
- Broad understanding of academic partnerships and be able to forge strong working relationships with multiple institutions
- Experiencewith research regulatory issues and understand necessary compliance standards
-Ability to lead and develop research programs, organizing and implementing a strategic plan for building a dynamic research portfolio for Hines
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:?,Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. A financial disclosure form is not required for this position. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850 - See Link Below) *Other Veterans Document *Resume *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1956408.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.