RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER


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RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER
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OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY
The strategic priorities of the Duke Recruitment Innovation Center are to facilitate collaboration between investigators and research networks, optimize the efficiency of clinical research operations, and improve recruitment and retention. These priorities are accomplished by facilitating partnerships between investigators and patients in the design and conduct of health research, use of data-driven strategies to support recruitment and retention and electronic health record based tools to promote research, education, and communication.
The Recruitment Innovation Center focuses on several areas:
  • Research Participant Recruitment and Engagement
  • Community and Patient Engagement
  • Support, training and education for the Duke research community in recruitment and retention planning and budgeting
  • Supporting the Primary Care Research Consortium
Under the direction of the Director of the RIC, the Research Program Leader will play a significant role in accomplishing the overall aims of the RIC. This position reports to the CTSI Senior Staff Director, Clinical Research Networks.

WORK PERFORMED

RIC Operations
Under the direction of the Director of the Recruitment Innovation Center:
  • Collaborate with Duke Investigators and faculty in Duke Health 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; assist study teams with analyzing, revising and implementing new strategies and tactics as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with study teams in the application of the principles of social marketing and participant-engagement in study design and development in order to ensure recruitment and retention success.
  • 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. Assist in the development and review of content for the study information pages (SIP) on DukeHealth.org


PCRC Operations
  • Manage the activities of research programs led by investigator(s) and faculty in the Duke Primary Care Research Consortium; perform and/or oversee a variety of complex duties involved in the collection, compilation, documentation and analysis of research program or portfolio data.
  • Coordinate and manage the day-to-day operations within the research network
  • Coordinate public relations activities including writing promotional materials and external communications.
  • Research Program financial management. Assist with or lead investigations and communications related to program funding opportunities. Recognize allowable expenses based on financial guidelines. Serve as a resource to help monitor, verify, and reconcile expenditure of budgeted program funds as appropriate. Coordinate with others to monitor and report on financial program milestones. Assist with financial forecasting of staff.
  • Serve as a resource and train others regarding preparation and conduct of study visits, creation of SOPs, and in implementing operational plans. Evaluate processes to identify issues related to recruitment and retention rates, and implement innovative solutions to maximize recruitment and retention.
  • Create, optimize, and oversee systems related to research specimens and train others in these tasks. Provide direction for preparation of study monitoring/audit visits. Correct audit/monitor findings.
  • Develop IRB documents and train other staff in these tasks.

The following activities are for both the RIC & the PCRC

Data Management and Informatics

  • Map research recruitment and retention across Duke and predict areas of vulnerability.
  • Develop and run queries and reports regarding recruitment and retention to research studies across the enterprise and for the PCRC.
  • Recognize trends related to enterprise research recruitment and retention and escalate as appropriate.
  • Analyze data and trends in support of the development and evaluation of recruitment plans.

Scientific Concepts and Research Design

  • Conduct and synthesize literature reviews related to health research recruitment and retention activities, trends, and best practices in support of the Duke research enterprise and the PCRC.
  • Collaborate with Duke research teams to deploy and test recruitment and retention tactics within studies in order to add to the science of "recruitment to research."
  • 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

  • Actively network and encourage leadership for staff.
  • Actively collaborate and engage with other CTSI cores in activities related to improving recruitment and retention in Duke health research studies.
  • Take part in a committee, task force, or ad hoc groups.
  • Actively seek out continuing education opportunities for self and 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.
  • Prepare and participate in team meetings related to recruitment and retention and other activities.
  • Lead select meetings.
  • Initiate corrective action when communication has stalled with study teams, investigators or other collaborators.

Experience

  • Basic understanding of research methods and operational processes including regulatory requirements, concepts of study design, participant flow, participant recruitment and retention, how to conduct the informed consent process and study visits and their impact on recruitment and retention and planning.
  • Basic understanding of the principles of social marketing for health promotion, community/stakeholder engagement, and people-centered research; some experience in audience segmentation, message development and message venue (channel) selection for maximum effect.

Skills

  • Requires basic skills in Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio and other applications in order to map out study flows and develop basic trajectories and milestones.
  • Basic skills in REDCap, Qualtrics and other mechanisms of data collection
  • Basic marketing and communication skills.
  • Social media knowledge and skills

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 media marketing tools.
  • Experience in graphic design preferred but not required.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Requisition Number
401397489

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, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
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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