Research Faculty, Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN)


Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


St. Louis , Missouri

Principal Investigator

Randall Bateman



The Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and its Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) program is in search of an executive director for DIAN, an international, natural history, observational research program with 24 performance sites in seven countries funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The DIAN executive director is responsible for all scientific and administrative aspects of the DIAN study and works directly with its director, Randall Bateman. The position will direct all scientific, operational, and administrative aspects of the study and is responsible for global management of a complex, international, multisite clinical and basic science research projects as well as daily operations of the DIAN Coordinating Center at Washington University. The executive director will manage a budget of >$30 million, including 13 subcontracts. This position will supervise scientific and clinical research staff who support the DIAN Coordinating Center and direct activity of multiple research staff in neurology and other departments (radiology, pathology, biostatistics, and psychiatry).



Doctorate in science, medicine, or related field with at least one year of lead or supervisory experience included (postdoctoral experience equivalent).


Greater than seven years’ experience in research with multisite coordinator preferred. A Ph.D., M.D., or related scientific/medical degree is required.


  • Scientific hypothesis generation, experimental testing, analysis of data, formulating, and publishing results.
  • Strong leadership and management skills with demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with grant applications and management.
  • Experience with International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP), and other regulatory guidelines is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work closely and constructively with interdisciplinary teams and foster good working relationships with team and sites.
  • Commitment to support project, department, and institution Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral).
  • Ability to manage time, multitask, and effectively prioritize projects to meet timelines.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Highly self-motivated, goal-oriented, and effective with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use independent thought, judgment, and creativity to formulate and implement effective solutions to complex problems.
  • Knowledge of and experience with MS Word and MS Excel or similar computer programs.