Detroit, Michigan
$120,000 - 255,000 PER ANNUM
Oct 12, 2016
Position Type

The John D. Dingell VAMC is recruiting for a qualified MD and/or PhD research scientist to be the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for the Research & Development (R&D) Service. The ACOS/R&D has senior leadership responsibility for all administrative and budgetary operations of the R&D Service and for the supervision and evaluation of Service personnel and will report directly to the Chief of Staff. It is preferable that the candidate have a track record of receiving peer-reviewed grant funding from a national program such as VA MERIT and/or National Institutes of Health. The Department currently has 13 funded investigators, including two Senior Research Career Scientists and two Research Career Scientists.

The ACOS/R&D is responsible for the oversight of all basic, translational, and clinical research-related activities including the Research Safety and Security Program, the Human Research Protection Program, and the Animal Care and Use Program. The ACOS/R&D is responsible for assuring the continuing high quality of the facility's R&D program and the planning and development of the broad objectives of the program so that it supports the patient care mission of Department of Veterans Affairs and the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. The ACOS/R&D is responsible for compliance with both VISN and Central Office (CO) mandated research policies including those issued by the Office of Research and Development (ORD) and the Office of Research Oversight (ORO). The ACOS/R&D promotes effective communication and working relationships between the facility and its affiliates so adherence to the requirements of the affiliation agreements can be met by all involved parties. He/she integrates the needs of the affiliation relationship with the research and patient care needs at the facility; maintains accurate utilization of manpower, space, equipment data, and cost data; and performs administrative and personnel management functions relative to staff supervised.

The Detroit VAMC serves as a major Wayne State University School of Medicine site for pre-and post-graduate education in medicine, surgery, and psychiatry. Over 1,900 employees provide dedicated service to Veterans from throughout southeastern Michigan. We are located in the heart of Detroit's cultural and medical center that includes museums, seven hospitals, and Wayne State University.

*Interested MD candidates may apply for this position online at: under job announcement:

There is only one position/vacancy. The Hiring Official will ultimately determine whether the position will be filled as a Supervisory Physician (medical doctor) or as Supervisory Research Health Scientist (PhD). 

Interested candidates may address any questions regarding the position via e-mail to our Chief of Staff, Scott A. Gruber, MD, PhD, MBA, at:  or may call the John D. Dingell VAMC’s Human Resources Office (Staffing Section) at: 313-576-1000, extension 65200.

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