Dedicated to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures, Yerkes National Primate Research Center (NPRC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Yerkes conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible.
Yerkes has 348 staff members and 74 faculty scientists. Supported by $74.7 million in research funding (all sources) in fiscal year 2018, Yerkes ranks first in NIH funding among NPRCs. Yerkes grounds its research in scientific integrity, expert knowledge, respect for colleagues, an open exchange of ideas, and compassionate, quality animal care. Researchers are making landmark discoveries in microbiology and immunology; neurologic diseases; neuropharmacology; behavioral, cognitive, and developmental neuroscience; and psychiatric disorders. The center's research advances vaccine development for infectious and noninfectious diseases, paves the way for earlier diagnosis of and new treatments for illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, defines the neurobiology and genetics of social behavior to support new therapies for autism spectrum and other disorders, and teaches us how interactions between genetics and environment shape who we are.
Reporting to the Director of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, as well as to the Emory University VP for Finance, CFO and the Chief University Budget Officer/Vice Provost, the Yerkes Chief Business Officer (CBO) oversees finance, information technology (IT), and facilities operations of the center. The CBO for Yerkes serves as the principal officer responsible for all of Yerkes’ administrative operations, financial services, and business activities. In addition, Yerkes Research Administration Services (RAS) will have a dotted-line reporting structure to this position. Responsibilities include:
Serves on the Director’s Leadership Team and works with the Director and Yerkes leaders to successfully develop, promote, implement, communicate, and achieve Yerkes’ strategy, vision, mission, goals and initiatives, as well as the business and fiscal missions, to ensure fiscal viability and sustainability.
Leads the financial processes for Yerkes, including short-and long-term financial planning/budgeting, development and implementation of fiscal policies to support the financial health of Yerkes, and communication of financial information as appropriate throughout the University and Yerkes.
Oversees facilities-related planning and operations for Yerkes, ensuring that physical facilities are constructed and maintained to support the mission of Yerkes.
Oversees Information Technology (IT) and the development of analytical dashboards for Yerkes, including development and implementation of IT strategy and policies, collaborating with key constituents (faculty, staff, students) to lead IT services and allocate resources.
Maintains an enterprise-wide view and is responsible for advancing the University mission and Yerkes priorities through a detailed understanding of demands, costs, services, technology, regulations, and fiscal interests.
Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest resume directly to:
Dr. Gregory H. Jones Associate Vice President for Health Affairs The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Emory University Dr.GregoryJones@emory.edu
Interested candidates may also apply by submitting an application for: Requisition 43808 on the following website: http://www.hr.emory.edu/careers/index.html
Emory University is an EOAA employer. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Emory offers a highly competitive salary and fringe benefits package.
Successful candidates will be an accomplished administrative academic/research leader. A qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, healthcare administration or a related field. Candidates should possess a minimum of ten (10) years experience in financial administration in healthcare or research education. S/he will be an accomplished operational and strategic leader with direct administrative experience to include a broad understanding of strategic planning, fiscal policy, business operations and resource allocation management.
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Chief Business Officer Yerkes National Primate Research Center