Hackensack Meridian Health

Manager, Associate Member

Job ID
Ctr for Discovery & Innovation
HMH Hospitals Corporation
Job Location
Position Type
Full Time with Benefits
Standard Hours Per Week
Shift Hours
Weekend Work
No Weekends Required
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
No Holidays Required


The Manger, Associate Member in the HMH Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) shall perform such duties/objectives as requested by the Chief Scientific Officer of the CDI for the conduct of basic scientific and/or translational research.


The Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), was established by Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) as an academic basic and translational research enterprise to rapidly translate science innovation to the clinic to improve outcomes for patients with cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disease and other acute and chronic diseases.  The CDI has grown rapidly since its origins in 2019, and now has 27 labs, 180 scientists and support personnel. Areas of expertise include genomics, epigenetics, drug resistance, stem cell biology, drug discovery, diagnostics and biomarker development, and pharmacology.


A day in the life of a Manger, Associate Member at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • The CDI expects the Mgr, Associate Member to cover at least 50% of their salary as direct costs on research grants. The Mgr, Associate Member is expected to use reasonable professional effort to acquire grant funding and philanthropic support to cover as much as possible of the operating expenses and salaries of support personnel for their research laboratory at the HMH CDI.
  • Maximum allotted time for professional activities away from the Hackensack University Medical Center of 30 days. Professional activities include; scientific consulting, editorial work, seminar participation, scientific training, service on NIH study sections and review panels and attendance at national and international science meetings. 
  • Oversees the operation of the lab processes and lab staff.
  • Establishes, maintains, and administers the financial longevity of the lab.
  • Develops and works within the budget of the lab.
  • Establishes and develops strategic goals of the lab.
  • Recommends, creates, and develops policies, practices, and procedures of the lab.
  • Responsible for recommending personnel decisions such as hiring, terminating, and disciplinary actions.
  • Responsible for guiding, mentoring, and evaluating the performance of the appropriate lab staff. 
  • Minimum on site work of 40 hours each week.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Hold a M.D. or Ph.D. degree from an accredited medial school or graduate level institution.
  • Demonstrated involvement in program development, performance improvement, and research activities.
  • Minimum 3 years in a funded research program at the Assistant Member, Assistant Professor or equivalent rank.
  • Extensive experience/independent NIH and/or foundation funding.
  • Professional peer-review experience as an ad hoc manuscript or grant reviewer or on either Editorial Boards of Journals or Grant Review Committees.
  • Minimum publication of 15 articles in scientific journals or book chapters while in rank as an Assistant Scientist, Assistant Professor or equivalent rank. The candidate must be first or last author on a majority of these publications.


If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!


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