RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER
Duke Translational Medicine Institute

Occupational Summary

Provide project management and operational leadership for the Community Engagement Core through the Duke Center for Population and Community Health Research, a multidisciplinary center fostering academic, community, and health system partnerships to conduct population and community research focused on improving health in the Southeastern US and to disseminate best practices locally, regionally, and nationally. Frequently interact with community organizations, community members, and other research groups or programs, serving as liaison and public relations lead. Coordinate wider program activities with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and reporting requirements. Oversee programmatic goals of the Community Engagement Core including: 1. Identifying targets for community engagement and population health improvement at patient, family, community, and regional levels 2. Rigorously develop programs and initiatives to improve community and population health 3. Fostering robust relationships and facilitate knowledge transfer among academic, community, and health system stakeholders 4. Informing local, regional, and national health policies through implementation science 5. Training leaders to sustain and extend community and population health improvements

Work Performed

(Program portfolio - >50%)

1. Research program/portfolio management and development. Assist in formulating andimplementing the short and long-range goals for the operation of the community engagement research, education, and outreach programs. Assist with monitoring and evaluating program effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative research techniques; help investigate trends, and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness.
2. Community engagement program and research operations. Coordinate and manage the day-to- day operations within the core, ensuring timely communications and adherence to regulations and guidelines. Develop program milestones and timelines. Revise and implement program operation strategies as appropriate. Identify barriers and challenges to project implementation and success, and bring to the attention of the leadership team. Work across different project teams to ensure communication and collaboration. Ensure all project teams are contributing to the overall mission,disseminating achievements, and securing additional funding for sustainability in a coordinated fashion. Develop project timelines and protocols with appropriate project personnel. Oversee the creation of deliverables for Core workgroups and projects. Monitor progress and support project team to ensure adherence to agreed- upon timelines and deliverables. Oversee coordination of project meetings and conference calls.
3. Research Program/portfolio communications and dissemination. Coordinate public community events and other related programs. Coordinate public relations activities including writing promotional materials and external communications. Assist with or develop publications and presentations; represent program at conferences and meetings. Serve as the primary point of contact for program(s). May mentor or train junior staff in research program/portfolio communications.
4. Research Program financial management. Assist with or lead investigations and communications related to program funding opportunities. Assist in the identification of funding opportunities and development of new proposals to augment the Core project budget and provide further support of the programmatic aims of Core. Assist with or lead the development and negotiation of budgets and justifications for research program/proposals; utilize strategies for long-term management of funds. Recognize allowable expenses based on financial guidelines. Serve as a resource to help monitor, verify, and reconcile expenditure of budgeted program funds as appropriate. Coordinate with others to monitor and report on financial program milestones. Serveas a liaison with sponsors, subcontractors, and/or vendors. Assist withfinancial forecasting of staff.
5. Institutional liaison. Liaise with other programs, offices and departments at Duke to coordinate program business and to accomplish program objectives; interface with external organizations to ensure cooperative efforts are enhanced and resources are utilized. Essential Duties

(Research studies - <50%)

1. Community engagement research operations. Provide oversight and training to study team members who screen, schedule, consent, maintain subject/study level documentation, and collect adverse event information for participants in a variety of studies. Evaluate processes to identify issues related to recruitment and retention rates, and implement innovative solutions to maximize recruitment and retention. Develop IRB documents and train other staff in these tasks. Design and oversee implementation of best methods for management of IP. Serve as an expert resource for study teams, DUHS procurement, billing, and compliance for the proper handling of IP. Coordinate necessary agreements.
2. Ethical and participant safety considerations. Provide division or department-wide training in ethical conduct of research. Serve as expert resource to teams as they design studies to ensure ethical conduct.
3. Community engagement scientific concepts and research design. Conduct and synthesize literature reviews, and independently develop proposals or protocols. Assess and determine solutions for operational shortcomings of proposals and protocols. Identify and collaborate with various stakeholders to ensure adequate design, implementation, and testing ofstudy aims. Summarize and interpret study results, and determine application to future study procedures. Determine operational/statistical elements needed for conduct of clinical and translational studies. 4. Leadership and professionalism. Assist colleagues in identifying efficiencies and improving process. May provide significant contribution and influence upon research work, activities, or productivity of project teams or across multiple groups. Encourage leadership opportunities for staff within a small work group. Lead a committee or task force. Actively seek out continuing education opportunities for self and study team members. Independently lead scientific or programmatic presentations and publications. Create strategies that enhance cultural diversity and cultural competency in the design and conduct of community-engaged research.
5. Communication and team science. Lead team meetings. Include others in decision-making, and escalate issues appropriately. Communicate with sponsors, partners, or community members. Maintain training requirements. Evaluate the need for cultural diversity and cultural competency in the design and conduct of community-engaged research. Make recommendations to investigative team.

Preferred Qualifications -- progressively responsible experience in a project management, administrative or operational capacity involving health care delivery, quality improvement, public health, or health services research. Strongly prefer candidates with experience in community-based settings. Strong project management, administrative, presentation and communication skills. Relationship builder. Experience in budget preparation. Ability to manage competing & changing priorities under inflexible timelines.

Requisition Number
401231697

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
1280 RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER

Job Family Level
68

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

1.Completion of a bachelor's degree plus a minimum of four years of research experience 2.Completion of a master's degree plus a minimum of two years of research experience

Auto req ID

87401BR

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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