RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER - SON

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER - SON
SON-FACULTY AND STAFF

Duke University School of Nursing Job Description

Research Program: Manage activities of the research areas of excellence (RAE) at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) led by the 4 RAE leads and conducted by faculty. Perform and/or oversee a variety of complex duties involved in the development and analysis of research programs or portfolios; assist with content and direction of research program or portfolio; contribute efforts to obtain and manage study or program funding in these areas. Frequently interact with other research groups or programs across Duke, serving as primary liaison and public relations representative to the RAEs. Work with the RAE Leads and Program Coordinator to coordinate wider research program activities within DUSON. Supervisor This position reports to the Associate Dean for Research Affairs.

Essential Duties

1. Research program/portfolio management and development. Assist in formulating and implementing the short and long range goals for the operation of the Research Areas of Excellence (RAE). Assist with monitoring research program effectiveness; help investigate trends, and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness.

2. Research program operations. Coordinate with the Program Coordinator and RAE Leads to facilitate and manage the day to day research program operations. Revise and implement portfolio strategies as appropriate.

3. Research Program/portfolio communications and dissemination. Work with the Program Coordinator to facilitate public events, workshops and other related programs within the RAEs. Assist with or develop publications and presentations; represent program at conferences and meetings as delegated by the RAE Leads.

4. Research Program financial management. Assist the pre- and post-award grant management specialists and Research Area Leads with portfolio funding opportunities. Assist with or lead the development and negotiation of budgets and justifications for research program/proposals; utilize strategies for long-term management of funds. Serve as a resource to help monitor, verify, and reconcile expenditure of budgeted RAE funds as appropriate. Coordinate with others to monitor and report on financial portfolio milestones. Serve as a liaisonwith sponsors, subcontractors, and/or vendors as needed.

5. Institutional Research Focus Area liaison. Liaison with other schools, programs, offices and departments at Duke University, Duke Health System, area businesses, and national industry partners to accomplish program objectives; interface with external organizations to ensure cooperative efforts are developed and enhanced; and resources are utilized. Assist study coordinators and RAE Leads in developing and utilizing operational plans for multiple research studies. Develop systems and documents including process flow, training manuals, and standard operating procedures to be used within DUSON. Develop and implement closeout procedures for multiple studies within the RAEs.

6. Scientific concepts and research design. Conduct and synthesize literature reviews, and independently develop proposals or protocols within the research areas of programmatic grant applications or scientific documents. Assess and determine solutions for operational shortcomings of proposals and protocols. Identify and collaborate with various stakeholders to ensure adequate design, implementation, and testing of study aims.

7. Leadership and professionalism. Assist colleagues in identifying efficiencies and improving processes for ongoing development of research and product portfolios in the RAEs. May provide significant contribution and influence upon research work, activities, or productivity of project teams or across multiple groups. Lead a committee or task force if applicable. Independently lead scientific or programmatic presentations and publications.

8. Communication and team science. Lead RAE related meetings as delegated by RAE Leads. Include others in decision making and escalate issue appropriately. Act as an expert resource to staff liaising with sponsors, subcontractors, or funders.

Skills: Can easily use computing software and web based applications (e.g., Microsoft Office products, grants.gov, and the electronic medical record). Strong knowledge of research and analytic methods, statistics and presentation techniques. Ability to work well in interdisciplinary groups. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Time management. Planning and organization. Leadership and management. Creativity.

Requisition Number
401252246

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

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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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