RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER - CTSI

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

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RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER - CTSI
Duke Translational Medicine Institute

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY

The Duke Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), is part of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). It aims to enhance the partnership between investigators and patients in conducting clinical research studies, using data-driven strategies to support recruitment and retention and electronic health record based tools to promote research, education, and communication. The RIC focuses on four areas: Investigator Recruitment (Investigator Collaborations with Clinical Data Research Networks); Subject Recruitment (Research Participant Recruitment and Engagement); Community/Patient Engagement; andDatabase and Analytics. The RIC Research Program Leader plays a significant role in accomplishing the overall aims of the RIC working closely with Investigators, faculty, and study teams in Duke Health and other campus departments to manage the recruitment and retention activities of clinical research studies. This includes performing and/or overseeing a variety of complex duties involved in the collection, compilation, documentation and analysis of recruitment and retention data/strategies used in the conduct of clinical research studies. Collaborates with others in the development of research proposals or protocols to test recruitment and retention strategies. Interacts and collaborates with staff and programs across the various CTSI cores. Serves as an expert resource to the Duke CTSI community regarding participant recruitment and retention strategies. This position reports to the Director, Recruitment Innovation.

WORK PERFORMED

RIC Operations ( 50%)
: • Collaborate with Duke Investigators and faculty in Duke Health (School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Duke University Health System) and other campus departments and institutes across multiple therapeutic areas in development of recruitment and retention plans for use in the conduct of clinical research studies. • Develop, implement and track study-specific recruitment and retention strategies and tactics deployed by study teams, including timelines and milestones; assist study teams with analyzing, revising and implementing new strategies and tactics as appropriate. • Develop and execute evaluation plans for monitoring recruitment and retention within and across studies. • Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing use of a system to monitor, evaluate and report on recruitment and retention to studies at Duke. • Collaborate with study teams applying concepts of study design and participant flow across multiple disease areas to map protocol flow and advise on trial feasibility issues, downstream recruitment and retention barriers and strategies for overcoming them . • Serve as an expert resource to the Duke clinical research community in the area of participant recruitment and retention strategies. Stay abreast of marketing and communications strategies in order create and/or advise study teams on recruitment and retention strategies and tactics. • Participate in development and implementation of policies and guidances related to recruitment and retention, as well as training and education on suchpolicies. • Serveas an expert resource to help research staff understand ethical recruitment and retention practices. • Assist investigators in the design of studies so they include specific safeguards to ensure ethical recruitment and retention conduct and protect vulnerable populations. Assist others with application of these principles. • Assist study teams in the development of ethically appropriate, culturally sensitive recruitment and retention materials.

Data Management and Informatics (20 %): • Map recruitment and retention data flow and predict areas of vulnerability. • Recommend solutions for vulnerabilities for data flow plans for multiple studies. • Develop and run queries and reports. • Recognize trends related to recruitment and retention and escalate as appropriate. • Analyze data and trends in support of the development and evaluation of recruitment plans, and the evaluation of market conditions.

Scientific Concepts and Research Design (15 %) : • Conduct and synthesize literature reviews related to targeted participant characterization, engagement and behavior. • Collaborate with Duke research teams to deploy recruitment and retention tactics within studies in order to add to the science of "recruitment to science." • Develop research proposals or protocols to test recruitment and retention strategies; Identify recruitment and retention shortcomings of proposals and protocols. • Assist in the interpretation and summarization of study results, and determine application to future study procedures.

Leadership, Communication and Team Science (15%): • Actively network and encourage leadership for staff within a small work group. Take part in a committee, task force, or ad hoc groups. • Actively seek out continuing education opportunities for self and study team members to encourage career development. • Serve as a mentor to peers and junior staff • Identify potential problems and risks to the participant, study, investigator, team, sponsor, and institution. • Maintain Duke and project specific training requirements. • Prepare and participate in team meetings related to recruitment and retention. Lead select meetings. Recognize when others need to be brought into the conversation. Take an active role in including others in decision making. Escalate issues appropriately. • Initiate corrective action when communication has stalled with study teams,investigators or other collaborators. Experience: • Basic understanding of research methods and operational processes including basic concepts of study design, participant flow, how to recruit participants, how to conduct the informed consent process and conduct study visits and their impact on recruitment and retention and planning. Skills: • Require basic skillsin Microsoft applications, including Excel, Visio and other applications in order to map out study flows and develop basic trajectories and milestones.

Preferred Qualifications: Strongly prefer basic understanding of marketing and communication principles and a basic knowledge of social marketing for health communication and promotion. • Strongly prefer significant skills in the application of social media marketing, search engine optimization, and the development and deployment of print, tv, radio and digital media marketing tools.

Requisition Number
401287707

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

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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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