Informatics Project Leader III, DCRI
Informatics Project Leader III, DCRI
DCRI - Clinical Research Informatics
Who We Are:
As the world's largest academic clinical research organization and part of the Duke University School of Medicine, the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) is known for conducting groundbreaking multinational clinical trials, managing major national patient registries, and performing landmark outcomes research. We are dedicated to advancing clinical research by promoting innovation, education, scientifically designed studies, and operationally efficient clinical trial conduct.
The Informatics Project Leader III position provides operational leadership to the department and projects for application of information technology to the discipline of clinical research data management. This includes identifying research and business objectives and informatics solutions utilized in clinical research data management operations. This can include translational or clinical research projects. The work also includes identification and implementation of appropriate standards as well as standards development. The Informatics Project Leader has knowledge of biomedical informatics practices including medical computing, terminology, healthcare and research data systems and health information exchange. The Informatics Project Manager oversees assigned projects and is active in developing more efficient and effective data management support for research projects supported by the department. Close collaboration with other functional areas within department and across Duke, and external organizations is necessary.
The Informatics Project Leader III is typically the senior operational leader on one or more large complex biomedical research projects.
The Informatics Project Leader serves in preceptor capacity for other informatics staff.
Travel is required.
- Includes supervisory responsibility for assigning work to others, reviewing completeness & accuracy of work of others, giving recommendations, advice, or guidance to others, completes performance evaluations for direct reports, and making personnel decisions (including promotion, hiring & disciplinary actions).
- Manages informatics staff, supports and contributes to the administrative processes for the Informatics group and overall department.
- Holds responsibility for and provides technical, fiscal, and management oversight for strategically and technically complicated projects and for providing service-oriented support to other functional sub-groups, departments and organizations.
- Provide leadership on behalf of the project and organization to ensure success of Duke's research endeavors.
- Work alongside Faculty to develop project objectives, methodology and operational solutions that will meet scientific and strategic goals.
- Responsible for assuring that timelines, costs and deliverables of informatics projects are well managed, often requiring strategic development of external relationships and independently managing multiple subcontracts.
- Responsible for business development activities for informatics projects such as writing grants and proposals, giving presentations to prospective sponsors, scope of work, contract assumptions and cost estimates.
- Take leadership role in industry initiatives; i.e. technical and process standards development, professional society administration, certification programs and conference planning and delivery.
- Capture experiences and lessons learned as routine part of project lifecycle.
- Is able to research, apply and communicate regulatory and policy requirements for projects
- Negotiates methods to maintain budget and scope for projects; tracks resources and budgets for cross functional and external resources; Understands what are allowable expenses for various types of awards.
- Lead informatics activities supporting research projects, including: requirements and product evaluation, system design and customization, data structure design, technical specifications and associated documentation. Often this includes leading a cross-discipline/cross organization team.
- Develop and maintain expertise in the following:
- Relational database design, programming language(s), XML, data transfer methods, HL7, DICOM and CDISC standards
- Electronic Health Records and health information related organizations;
- Statistical principles and considerations for clinical data management;
- Terminology and coding dictionaries and procedures used in healthcare and research; and understanding of emerging tools and technologies.
- Focus on efficient and easily adopted methods for integrating different types of data (i.e. clinical data, administrative data, imaging, and novel data sources) across systems or organizations ensuring semantics are maintained.
- Perform technical support tasks: problem space analysis, writing specifications, data modeling, and programming, systems testing, and troubleshooting as needed.
- Support for complex research efforts with significant informatics components across the Duke community and collaborators.
- Identify and support the development, adoption and use of tools, templates and best practices across projects.
- Able to anticipate, identify and provide resolution to complex problems across multiple projects or research programs. Identify and work with the appropriate groups internal and/or external to Duke in addressing problems prior to impacting objectives and provide solutions that can be applied across projects and groups. Proactively create processes and methods for reducing problems and identify how the problem and resolution impacts costs, time and resources across groups or projects. Provides leadership and mentors others on problem solving.
- Educate internal and external partners on the value, role and methodology provided by biomedical informatics.
- Maintain working knowledge of biomedical informatics
- Develop and conduct training sessions for internal and external staff on a regular basis; present at conferences and/or publish in peer reviewed journals.
- Contribute to department training and development infrastructure including identification of training needs, ensure that training reflects local and industry standards.
1813 CLINICAL TRIALS PROJECT LEADER III
Job Family Level
Full Time / Part Time
Regular / Temporary
Work requires graduation from an accredited degree program providing clinical training as a Registered Nurse (RN), Physician's Assistant(PA) or Pharmacist plus four years of healthcare experience; or one of the following equivalents:
1. Completion of an allied health degree (e.g., Respiratory Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Licensed Practical Nurse) or Associates degree in Clinical Trials Research related curriculum plus a minimum of seven years healthcare experience; or
2. Completion of a master's degree in Public Health, Health Administration or a related area with three years directly related clinical trials research experience; or
3. Completion of a bachelor's degree plus a minimum of five years directly related experience in clinical trials research; or
4. Completion of a bachelor's degree plus a minimum of six years closely related research experience.
**State of North Carolina license may be required.**
None required beyond that described above, OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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 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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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.