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Job Opening - Director, Impact Research

  • 1.  Job Opening - Director, Impact Research

    Posted 11-10-2022 21:15


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    Director, Impact Research Team

    Position is a hybrid role. 

    Minimum Salary: $88,000, Salary commensurate with experience. 

    Candidates should include both a cover letter and a resume with their application.

    The North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBiotech) seeks a Director to join the Impact Research team.  

    • Are you a strategic thinker seeking to lead a high-performing team in a mission-based economic development organization?  
    • Do you thrive on the big picture - making connections, building partnerships and breaking down silos - while also being sure to dot your i's and cross your t's?  
    • Do you have experience with mapping GIS data, client-relationship management systems, or data visualization software (such as Tableau or Power BI)?  
    • Do you feel like a kid in a candy store when thinking about dashboards, metrics and assessments?  

    The right person will have a unique combination of emotional intelligence, strategic thinking, and data analysis skills. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you. 

    Impact Research 

    The Impact Research team (IRT) sits within Life Science Intelligence (LSI) and enables the success of NCBiotech staff while also providing evidence of the organization's success. This Director will lead the IRT to develop services which measure and demonstrate both the Center's impact in the life sciences ecosystem and the impact of the life sciences industry on North Carolina. Developing strong cross-functional partnerships with other Center teams will be key to identifying areas of need for IRT support. This position will advise the VP, LSI, on emerging issues and trends to be addressed in operational, budget and personnel decisions. 

    This role will be based at the NCBiotech Center in Research Triangle Park, NC and on-site work is expected 50% of the time. 

    Responsibilities to include:  

    • Identifying, developing, optimizing and providing oversight for essential information and data management services for Center staff 
    • Developing and implementing strategies to improve the Center's knowledge management capabilities, including digital asset management, application integrations and document repositories 
    • Developing excellent working relationships with other units in the Center to break down information silos and address all user needs 
    • Providing strategic leadership for the development of dashboards, metrics, assessments, maps, and other tools to demonstrate the Center's success 
    • Leading and supervising team of four high-performing professionals 
    • Providing budget data for the team to the VP, Life Science Intelligence, and participating in the budget process as needed 

     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 


    These skills are a must-have: 

    • Strong attention to detail 
    • Ability to develop, supervise and maintain a cohesive, high-functioning team of professionals to meet unit goals 
    • Excellent project management capabilities; outcomes-driven with emphasis on accountability and project ownership 
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and manage time efficiently 
    • Excellent and effective written and oral communication skills 
    • Ability to gather and convey facts to educate and influence others 
    • Superior technical skills with a variety of software applications including Microsoft Office, visualization software like Tableau or Power BI  


    Bonus points if you have: 

    • Experience with mapping GIS data 
    • Awareness of content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress 
    • Experience with a client-relationship management system (CRM) 
    • Experience developing and integrating large data sets 
    • Experience designing and conducting surveys and assessments 

     Minimum Education and Experience 

    • A graduate degree in a relevant field, such as business analytics, data science or library and information sciences.  
    • Minimum of five years' experience.  
    • Minimum of two years' experience managing and supervising personnel

    About NCBiotech 

    The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is a private, state-funded non-profit that has a mission to create North Carolina's competitive advantage in the life sciences, engaging partners, maximizing opportunities, and delivering solutions to accelerate innovation, investment, and job creation. 

    Salary and Benefits 

    Minimum salary: $88,000   

    Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits offered include generous contribution to retirement (with no match required), 23 days of vacation available annually, in addition to 10 holidays and a floating holiday of your choosing. Generous sick, bereavement and volunteer leave are also provided. The Center has a commitment to continuous learning and development, with employees expected to spend 5% of their time in learning and development activities.  

    How to Apply 

    Apply with a cover letter and resume by November 28, 2022.  

    North Carolina Biotechnology Center is an equal-opportunity employer.

    Susan Corbett
    Vice President, Life Science Intelligence
    North Carolina Biotechnology Center