At Transcendent Endeavors, we empower underserved populations through innovative solutions that transcend barriers, promote positive change, and improve lives. Operating as a venture studio, we follow a disciplined approach to turn ideas into products and a rigorous process to evaluate their impact. The Vice President of Grants and Research is a highly visible and technical role that oversees our growing portfolio of NIH-funded innovation projects. In this capability, you will be the Principal Investigator for an incredibly diverse range of projects that address systemic barriers facing underserved and vulnerable populations, and your work will contribute to expanding our understanding and the evidence base across multiple disciplines.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a conscientious and ambitious individual who is dissatisfied with the status quo and the glacial research-to-impact speed, who is energized by the possibility of applying the scientific rigor of academia to the trenches of software development and community-based evaluation, and who is unafraid to embrace the grueling challenges and frustrating uncertainties that the high-risk, high-reward startup world entails. In short, you are an amalgamation of contradictions, and a synthesis of divergent and previously disparate talents — a truly unique blend whose powers can be amplified in a truly empowering, get-things-done environment.
● Masters degree in public health, psychology, epidemiology, healthcare administration, healthcare economics, or comparable field; PhD and/or MD or comparable credentials preferred; previous experience serving as principal investigator, especially on NIH grants, also highly desirable.
● Experience with the design and implementation of research protocols, mastery of quantitative and qualitative data collection methodologies, familiarity with HIPAA regulations and human subjects research considerations, especially in health-related or clinic-based studies.
● Exceptional project management abilities, organizational and team management skills, clear-mindedness and focused discipline for navigate multiple competing priorities, extremely strong oral and written communication competence, and meticulous attention to detail.
Specific activities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
● Design study protocols for new research, evaluation and pilot studies, expand our existing portfolio of NIH SBIR projects, pursue additional NIH and foundation-supported grant opportunities, serve as Principal Investigator on funded projects, and continuously build our relationship and track record with funding organizations.
● Initiate and foster collaborations with academic institutions, community-based organizations, healthcare delivery facilities such as hospital networks and FQHCs, and private-sector partners to implement evaluation protocols and pilot testing initiatives.
● Work closely with product managers and software engineers to translate stakeholder feedback and research findings into actionable product development requirements, provide input to our marketing and sales team on highlighting the scientific content of our product offerings, lead and mentor a team of junior researchers, organize advisory board meetings, coordinate interactions with domain experts, and provide executive updates to the CEO and fellow senior managers.
● Conduct data analysis, publish research findings, present case studies at conferences, host webinars for specific audiences, continuously augment the knowledge repository and evidence base that fuel our products, serve as the in-house subject matter expert on a range of relevant topics, and as the spokesperson to disseminate our work to the outside world.
Transcendent Endeavors operates as a venture studio. Here’s a sample of the projects we are working on:
CANOPY: Bridging the Language Gap
Canopy improves the way our healthcare system communicates with patients who are limited English proficient (LEP). The Canopy360 suite includes: Canopy Learn, the No. 1 online medical Spanish course in the U.S.; Canopy Speak, featuring the largest corpus of multilingual medical phrases ever created and a one-touch button that connects providers to over-the-phone interpreters (OPI); and Canopy Connect, which centralizes interpreter services delivery and analytics to improve deployment, reimbursement capture and regulatory compliance.
AQUEDUCT: Reward Patients, Foster Good Behaviors
No-show rates at community clinics and other facilities can be as high as 40%, costing practices as much as 14% of their revenue and the U.S. healthcare system $150 billion a year. Aqueduct applies behavior change techniques to foster good habits, delivers carefully crafted messages, and rewards patients for keeping their appointments. Using Aqueduct, a clinic can choose which patient behaviors to focus on, set an overall budget for the incentive program, and remain compliant with relevant regulations.
How to Apply
Email application to firstname.lastname@example.org and use "Transcendent Endeavors Director of R&D" as the subject. Please include your cover letter and resume. Both documents should be titled with your first and last name and either "Cover Letter" or "Resume".
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