Vice Chancellor for Research

Research facilities at UNMC, including the Durham Research Center towers and the Buffett Cancer Center.

State-of-the-art research facilities at UNMC include the Durham Research Center towers and the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

UNMC seeks a compelling leader with an entrepreneurial spirit to be its next Vice Chancellor for Research.

Experience developing, implementing and improving a research-focused strategic vision for a health care organization and/or an academic institution is required. The VCR must also have experience in fostering and growing basic science, translational and clinical research collaborations across multiple disciplines or institutions. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative leader with a desire to lead a growing research enterprise and serve as an integral leader for UNMC during this moment of transformative change across the healthcare industry. 

This position represents an unparalleled opportunity for a proven leader to strategically lead and enhance the financial infrastructure, support, and planning at UNMC. He/she/they will provide advice and counsel to the senior leadership team, the deans, and faculty to address the issues and opportunities faced by a high-achieving, complex university engaged in teaching, research, and public service.

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Kenneth W. Bayles, PhD

UNMC Associate Vice Chancellor for Basic Science Research
UNO Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity


Laurie E. Cutting, PhD

Associate Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education, Psychology and Human Development, Radiology, and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University


Raphael E. Pollock, MD, PhD

Professor and Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center


Yolanda Sanchez, PhD

Associate Director of Basic Sciences, Dartmouth Cancer Center


Ze'ev A. Ronai, PhD

Director, Sanford Burnham Prebys Cancer Center