Brownâ™s Division of Biology and Medicine â“ composed of The Warren Alpert Medical School and the Program in Biology â“ is home to numerous centers of excellence in education, biomedical research, and clinical care.Â The Division is large and diverse. Currently there are 152 biology/basic science faculty, 606 medical academic faculty (employed by an affiliated hospital or practice) and 1,742 clinical faculty (community-based physicians) spread across five basic biology departments and 14 clinical departments. The Division is affiliated with seven diverse teaching hospitals in and around Providence, as well as HopeHealth and Brown Physicians, Inc.Staff in the Division total 434.Â There are nearly 170,000 square feet of research space for Division activities.Â The Divisionâ™s budget is approximately $190 million and the portfolio is spread over more than 130 cost centers.
External funding for research has grown 132% since 2013 (to $95 million in FY21), and numerous research initiatives have been established, including the Brown Institute for Translational Science (BITS).Â Other innovative programs include, Brown Biomedical Innovations to Impact (BBII), a âœproof of conceptâ commercialization and entrepreneurial fund designed to bridge federal funding for research and private investment in a product, drug, or biologic and critical intra-university programs such as, a biomedical engineering, a collaboration with the School of Engineering have taken hold. The Division enjoys broad philanthropic support and has raised more than $225 million as part of the current BrownTogether fundraising campaign.Â
Reporting to the Executive Dean, the Director of BioMed Finance serves as a financial officer of the Division of Biology and Medicine. The Director works closely with the Director of Strategic Initiatives, Director of Planning and Analytics, and department administrators to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate the complex financial operations of the Division- on campus and in partnership with the affiliated hospitals. The Director will be responsible for the development and supervision of a management team with broad oversight of business & financial affairs and key issues of financial importance for the Division. Specific activities include budget development/management, funds flow, and resource allocation as directed by the Dean and University leadership. This role will function in administrative, financial, and operational capacities, while maintaining a broader institutional understanding.
The director provides leadership to the Divisionâ™s Finance Office (currently 5+ FTEs), which includes a Budget Director, Department Manager, Finance Analyst, Contracts Manager, and Finance Manager. This position will deliver exceptional customer service to the departments the team serves in terms of financial management, development of the operational budgets, and implementation of strategic initiatives to meet the growing needs of the Division.
This position will also assist with the coordination of programs, projects, and activities as assigned including, but not limited to: oversight of the annual budget process; financial management and compliance; new initiatives/business development; and general administration, staff supervision, and a focus on service excellence.
Specific responsibilities may include, but not limited to development of zero-based budgets with departments; monitoring of all expenditures and encumbrances (gifts/endowments, grants, division funds, etc.); working closely with Planning & Analytics to produce meaningful financial reports, forecasts, financial models for new initiatives; preparation and delivery of complex presentations; oversight of agreements/contract processing and associate payments; serve as expert resource to constituents.Â For a full copy of the job description, please contact BioMedHR@Brown.edu
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree required;
8-12 yearsâ™ finance/strategy experience (preferably in a medical, academic, or research environment required;
supervisory experience and demonstrated team-building expertise required;
experience with NIH research, animal research, and human subject's research a plus
experience with graduate program financial models a plus
high level of competence with the application of computer technology e.g., database management, spreadsheet applications, analytical skills, website management and management skills.Â Prior experience in the Workday and/or Adaptive systems a plus
or equivalent combination of education and experience. Masterâ™s degree in related field and/or equivalent preferred.
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Proven ability to build collaborative partnerships with leaders, campus partners, and external constituents
Be an agent of change and a force for positive culture
Demonstrated skills in project/ program planning management and evaluation
Strong technical expertise in budget management and implementation and grant development processes and federal regulations
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and well under pressure and to adapt related experience to novel requirements
Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community Â
Background and education check required.
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption.Â Additionally, all employees must receive a COVID-19 booster shot no later than January 26, 2022, or within 30 days of becoming eligible.Â For more information, please visit theÂ Healthy BrownÂ site.
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Director of BioMed Finance
BioMed Office of the Executive Dean
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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.