DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH - DEPT of SURGERY
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH - DEPT of SURGERY
Director of Research, Department of Surgery
Direct, oversee and strategically manage programmatic and administrative aspects of all sponsored research activities for Duke University's Department of Surgery. Monitor and ensure compliance with federal and institutional guidelines. Coordinate departmental infrastructure for research activities, and facilitate applicable trans departmental shared service activities. Perform lead role in identifying strategic opportunities for research resourcing and coordinating complex projects across the department as they relate to the School of Medicine. Integrate and coordinate academic mission with clinical and educational mission through collaborative interaction under the direction of the Chief Administrator to facilitate sustainable high-level achievement in the Department's missions.
· Oversee all pre-award and post award research activities, and the research administrative personnel within the Department of Surgery Grants Administration team, the Clinical Research Unit, and other related infrastructures, as well as provide indirect oversight over divisional research administration and personnel.
· Oversee the post-award review 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 government guidelines.
· Prepare fiscal and strategic planning reports as required. Manage requests to re-budget when necessary. Proactively identify areas for improved efficiency and resource consolidation.
· Participate in 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.
· Interface with the Department Chair, Chief Administrator, Principal Investigators, Divisional Business Mangers and granting agencies regarding contract interpretation and sponsored programs policies; assist with contract negotiations and redistribution of grant funds.
· Establish and maintain procedures and guidelines for grant administration and clinical research unit operations.
· Oversee and supervise the day-to-day operations for grants management and the clinical research unit, including reconciliation and analysis of monthly financial statements for the various Principal Investigators as appropriate, monthly reporting, accounts ending in 30 days, etc.
· Ensure all cost transfers are prepared with appropriate backup documentation, and prepare annual cost transfer reports.
· Manage the effort monitoring process for all faculty and staff in the Department including regular review of faculty effort for Monitored Workload Certification, Risk Analysis for Externally Funded Faculty (G90) reviews, K-Awards, Salary distribution and cost sharing.
· Oversee research operations for new and existing Principal Investigators to include management of space, facilities, and equipment inventories.
· Develop, conduct and administer in-house and external compliance training initiatives including staff training, faculty training.
· Recommend various grants administration personnel actions across the divisions, including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisal, promotions, transfers, and other schedules.
· Oversee and track Departmental publications, grant submissions, and grant writing and publication support services.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Proven innovation and initiative to anticipate, develop and implement new procedures, practices and processes adaptable to constantly changing work patterns and business methods, to solve unusual and new concerns using means, which establish effective and efficient precedents.
· Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions.
· Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations, identify and analyze problems and develop options and recommendations for resolution.
· Demonstrated ability to interpret policies and procedures and to propose solutions to problems and apply solutions to non-recurring or precedent setting situations.
· Proven ability to develop, analyze and carry out project objectives and work well with others of a diverse nature in achieving organizational goals.
· Proven ability to research, gather and organize information to produce concise reports using various resources.
· Strong leadership skills and ability to take responsibility for assigned areas, and to gain the confidence of clients and colleagues.
· Excellent negotiation skills. Demonstrated counseling techniques with the ability to act as a facilitator, exercise diplomacy, tact, professionalism, responsiveness, a high degree of flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness.
· Skill at negotiating with various personalities and developing internal and external network of contacts.
· Proven organizational, analytical and management skills.
· Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment, and the acumen and sensitivity to identify matters that require higher level management consultation and /or group collaboration.
· Demonstrated ability at presenting a positive, professional and helpful impression and working as a team member.
· Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree, Certified Research Administrator (CRA) Strong compliance background Familiar with OMB Circulars A-21, A-1 10 and A- 133
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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.
Work requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hospital Administration, Accounting or a closely related field.
Work requires a minimum of nine years progressively responsible experience in administrative management, to include proficiency in budgeting, grants and contracts, personnel supervision and space and facilities management. A Master's degree in Business Administration, Hospital Administration, Accounting or a closely related field may substitute for two years of required experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR 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.