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Department Resource Manager, Biostatistics
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 21, 2022
Title Department Resource Manager, Biostatistics
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Biostatistics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services

Position Summary
The Department Resource Manager is an exciting leadership opportunity to manage all human resource and financial management functions within the Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP). We are seeking dynamic candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in business administration that contributes toward building an equitable and diverse academic environment.

In this role, you will assist the department chair with managing administrative operations of the department. Your duties will include:

Oversight and coordination of all aspects of personnel management, including but not limited to staff hiring, reappointment, and organizing documentation related to VISA processing, faculty hiring, promotion and tenure process.
Serve as strategic partner to chair and faculty on advancing planning and administrative operations, provide general office management and oversight of day-to-day operations, including supervision of two staff.
Financial management functions including management of department budgets, coordination of service centers, account reconciliation, reporting, auditing and implementation of internal controls that ensure compliance with university policies and procedures.
Working cooperatively with department faculty and staff to enhance effectiveness of department on a wide variety of administrative tasks related to planning, operations, resource management, and departmental event coordination, proactively identifying areas for improvement.
Support the chair in data analysis, department resource planning and annual budgeting process.

About the Department:
SPHHP’s Department of Biostatistics advances biomedical sciences and public health through scholarly activities that encompass research, education and professional and community leadership. The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in statistics, along with three master’s level programs and a Ph.D. program. The Department of Biostatistics has a formal presence in the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Clinical and Translational Research Center, Institute for Healthcare Informatics and Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. Department of Biostatistics faculty conduct research in statistical sciences (statistics and biostatistics) and collaborate extensively with disciplines across the scientific spectrum. Examples of collaborative relationships include work with investigators in the biomedical, public health, computer science and engineering fields.

About the School:
UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions is the first of its kind in the SUNY system and New York State and one of only a handful of institutions across the country that includes health-related professions as an integral component of its public health education and research mission. SPHHP offers programs at every degree level and is the home to five departments; biostatistics, community health and health behavior, epidemiology and environmental health, exercise and nutrition sciences, and rehabilitation science. Faculty and students engage in research and community activities designed to improve the health of populations, communities, and individuals. The school has a strong record of research in areas including chronic disease prevention and epidemiology, global health, aging, nutrition, population-based research and rehabilitation-assistive technology.

About the University:
The University at Buffalo is the State University of New York’s largest and most comprehensive research-intensive university and is its primary center for professional education and training. We are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. UB provides a rich environment for collaborative interdisciplinary research with faculty within the SPHHP, as well as with faculty at other schools located in the Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing), and faculty outside of the Academic Health Center, such as Social Work, Law, Architecture and Planning, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and others.

About the Buffalo/Niagara region:
Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Buffalo – the City of Good Neighbors – is undergoing a renaissance with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, and affordable cost of living. The Western New York educational system is excellent. Buffalo-Niagara is a region of 1.2 million people, world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience or a master’s degree or professional certification

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree
Demonstrated experience and proficiency in finance (budget development and reporting), business, and/or accounting
Experience in human resources
Experience in grants management
Experience working in a decanal unit in higher education

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