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MD Anderson Cancer Center Executive Director, Strategy & Impact – Discovery & Platforms in Houston, Texas


The Executive Director, Strategy & Impact – Moon Shot Program in the Discovery & Platforms Division is responsible for planning, implementing, and leading strategic research and scientific programs along with providing high levels of impact in support of the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO).

The Executive Director:

  • Works directly with all leadership in areas of strategy to provide expertise and guidance to support the moon shot projects, initiatives, and strategic research planning.

  • Leads initiatives to improve established processes, facilitate operational efficiencies, and serve as the moon shot program leader.

  • Leads the development and optimal execution of high impact research and scientific programs and investments and advance strategic priorities, in partnership with leadership, within an inter-disciplinary environment.

  • Helps to create opportunities to enhance the mission and vision.


  • Eight years of research and administrative experience preferred.

  • Direct staff management experience.

  • Bachelor degree with a Doctorate degree preferred.

  • Extensive experience in developing and administratively managing large programmatic research studies preferred.


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Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 125208

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 0

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  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 0

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