DIRECTOR, RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION - Dept of Medicine

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

DIRECTOR, RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION - Dept of Medicine
Medicine - General

DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

Duke University Medical Center is proud to be one of the nation's premier institutions. Our people are our most important resource as we pursue excellence in our missions of research, education, and patient care. Our staff enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities while working in a dynamic environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, and cutting-edge research. For many years, Duke has been recognized as one of the best Universities in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Our passion for the three-part mission of academic medicine, our dedication to excellence, and our focus on creating partnerships is what sets Duke apart.

The Duke Department of Medicine (DoM) serves as the academic home for nearly 1,200 faculty and staff and an additional 300 residents and fellows. As Duke's largest Department, DoM clinical programs are dedicated to providing the best in evidence-based patient care across all disciplines in internal medicine. Our research and clinical activities serve as the basis for training future leaders in medicine through our widely-recognized residency and fellowship programs. DoM's research program is continually top-ranked for Federal research funding. Our investigators conduct world-class research and drive new discoveries in healthcare innovation. In support of these groundbreaking discoveries, the DoM Research Administration team strives to:
* promote the research and scholarship of our investigators
* foster an environment of integrity in research
* provide the highest quality service to our investigators, and
* serve as an integral partner in the pursuit of research excellence - from concept to commercialization.

The Role
The Director of Research Administration provides effective leadership for DoM's $80 million+ sponsored research portfolio and a diverse team of 40+ research administration professionals.

Highlights of Responsibilities:

* Provide pre- and post-award oversight of all extramural funding including government and non-government grants, foundation awards and contracts on behalf of the Department and its functional groups to assure institutional and sponsor compliance, budgetary appropriateness, and compliance of grant and contract awards to applicable governmental guidelines.

* Develop strategies and processes to efficiently and effectively manage a large, multi-faceted administrative organization ensuring proactive and responsive support for investigators and compliance with institutional, federal and sponsor policies and laws.

* Continuously driving improvement in all domains while refining the administrative structure to provide world-class level of support services needed for the Investigators ongoing success and strategic growth.

* Evaluate and implement strategies on how to facilitate and propagate information and programs, as well as to provide optimal administrative support to assist investigators in submitting grant applications, effort reporting and stewarding grant awards.

* Manage and continually evaluate and analyze data related to the Department's research portfolio, providing reporting and strategic recommendations to leadership on development, communication, training and implementation of research administration policies, procedures and protocols.

* Participate in and respond to internal or external audits of Department grants/contracts by providing information and documentation as requested, providing relevant information regarding background and/or processes that will be useful in the conduct of the audit.

* Represent the department on various institutional committee and working groups.

* Manage various working relationships/collaborations with relevant institutional offices (e.g., Office of Research Administration, Office of Sponsored Programs, OCRC, DOCR, RCC, etc.).

* Plan and executive various special projects for, with and on behalf of the Research Vice Chairs and other research leadership groups in the Department.



Requisition Number
401231555

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
1816 ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Job Family Level
98

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

Work generally requires organizational, analytical and communication skills normally acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program.

Experience

Work normally requires seven years of progressive administrative experience, generally in a hospital, health care or similar service industry to become proficient in managing quality of care and financial performance over assigned hospital service line. A Master's degree in Hospital Administration, Business Administration or a related field may be substituted for experience on a 1:1 basis. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Preferences:

• Bachelor's degree in Research or Business Administration or a closely related field.

• 7-10 years of progressively responsible leadership in research administration managing large organizations (20+ staff) with significant and diverse funding ($100+ million annually in research expenditures).

• Master's degree in a closely related field is preferred.

• CRA is preferred.

• Strong leadership skills and ability to take ownership for assigned areas and to gain the confidence of faculty, staff, leaders, colleagues, etc.

• Proven innovation and initiative to anticipate, develop, and implement new procedures, processes, and best practices.

• Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations, identify and analyze problems, and develop options and recommendations for resolution.

• Proven ability to develop, analyze, organize, and carry-out project objectives to achieve organizational goals and implement strategic objectives.

• Demonstrated ability to solve complex, unusual, and new challenges using means which establish effective and efficient precedents.

• Adaptability to continually changing work priorities and business methods.

• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with people of diverse cultural and ethnic identities, styles, beliefs, and functional responsibilities.

• Proven ability to research, gather, and organize information to produce concise reports using various resources.

• A high degree of professionalism and accountability with demonstrated enthusiasm for and commitment to the position, the work, the team, and the Department.

• Excellent negotiation skills. Demonstrated counseling techniques with the ability to act as a facilitator, exercise diplomacy, professionalism, responsiveness, a high degree of flexibility, and resolve concerns and conflicts between individuals and among multiple members of a group in a fair and equitable manner.

• Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels; exercising tact, sound judgment, diplomacy, and adaptability to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness.

• Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with very minimal direction and acceptance of full responsibility and accountability for all personal actions.


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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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