Manager of Division Research Operations_Population Science

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

ID: 7127758 (Ref.No. hlj_43794)
Posted: March 10, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Manager of Division Research Operations is a member of the division management team responsible for supervision of research staff within the Division.   The purpose and main job function of this position is to be the “go to” person for all research staff in the division.  The Manager is expected to be a liaison between the investigators and stakeholders for the division (i.e. HR, IT). Responsible for monitoring workloads and determining appropriate staffing levels for the research staff. Management expectations include recruiting, training, employee development, performance management- inclusive of hiring and terminating, coaching, and mentoring. Collaborates with various departments to ensure that research staff have the resources necessary to be successful in their work.

Position Highlights:

  • Working with Population Science staff and faculty who are worldwide leaders in their work.  This includes the departments of Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes & Behavior.
  • The ability to be innovative and creative, helping develop job descriptions and other research management support for a division of research focusing on cancer prevention and control.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • A critical thinker that can piece together potential issues and think about resolutions ahead of time for the staff and faculty
  • Someone who is energized by implementing change and contribute innovative ideas.
  • Is a team player and enjoys a team-based environment
  • Can guide faculty and staff on the appropriate path forward for complex questions concerning research and personnel issues
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive situations
  • An individual that has high emotional intelligence and can facilitate difficult conversations with staff if needed



  • Being a liaison between HR and the faculty to hire new staff in Population Science
  • Perform the following for all research staff:  onboarding, facilitate promotions, disciplinary action, and terminations in collaboration with the faculty as needed.
  • Responsible for approving payroll, ensuring that all administrative needs are met for the staff (i.e. flu compliance, mandatory training compliance, any other institutional compliance need)
  • Being an advocate for research staff in the division to ensure an excellent working environment.
  • Maintain tracking documentation and coordination of all staff.
  • Work with Management/Leadership team as needed to develop workflows, streamline operations and support research staff


Credentials and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
    • Field of study: Public Health, Health Administration, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant research operations experience with at least 3 years of supervisory and/or leadership experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent problem-solving skills; proficient computer skills (i.e. Powerpoint, Excel, etc.) 
  • Ability to interpret/ translate shared information and communicate to the Division to meet deadlines. 
  • Able to multi-task and work independently with minimal guidance. 
  • Exceptional listening skills and ability to relate to, influence, and coach employees.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and/or using technical solutions to solve problems and enhance efficiencies.
  • Experience managing multiple projects.

Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision To advance and accelerate a culture of access, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is a priority at Moffitt and is meant "to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion as we contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." The Enterprise Equity Department focuses its efforts on eliminating those obstacles to an individual’s ability to exist within their personal comfort zone at the cancer center. Everyone is important to meeting this priority. Addressing and responding to diversity and inclusion fosters an environment where mutual respect for diverse cultures, communication styles, languages, customs, beliefs, values, traditions, experiences and other ways in which we identify ourselves, is the expectation.