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CTSI-Clinical & Translational Sci Awards


Strategic Planning and Integration

Work directly with the CTSA Principal Investigators and CTSI Chief Administrative Officer to support the development of strategic goals and implementation plans within and across Cores. Design and implement models to integrate activities of Cores and ensure constant communication of activities. Work with the Planning, Evaluation, and Tracking group to monitor progress, metrics, and qualitative assessments of Core activities. Develop and provide reports to senior leadership of the CTSA program and the institution.

Internal Programmatic and Operational Oversight

Work with the faculty and staff directors of the Cores to provide programmatic, administrative and operational leadership, coordination and support to ensure the successful accomplishment of the aims of the grant. Maintain a detailed knowledge of the specific goals,activities, status and staffing of each Core by meeting regularly with the faculty and operational leaders, attending regular meetings in each area, reviewing meeting minutes, participating in strategy sessions, etc. Identify opportunities for collaboration and coordination across components and facilitate sharing of information. Work with CTSI Director of Communications to ensure appropriate activities to increase awareness of the resources available through the CTSA, including: managing quarterly Virtual Town Hall meetings for faculty and staff across the University, managing Virtual Block Parties for staff associated with the CTSA, organizing and preparing presentations for Road Shows to Schools, Departments,Centers, and Institutes. Coordinate regular PI meetings, including preparing agendas and working with Core Leaders to develop presentations and updates for PIs. Identify, develop and implement new programmatic, administrative and operational infrastructure functions to support the CTSA components as well as other Duke programs related to clinical and translational research. Maintain a strong understanding of the translational research environment at Duke, staying abreast of new initiatives. Maintain strong awareness of related translational research initiatives at Duke, for example, the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, PCORI/PCRF projects, Duke Collaboratory, and Duke Center grants involving translational research. Provide leadership with suggestions on potential collaborations and areas of synergy. Manage all CTSA ancillary funding opportunities, including administrative supplements and any new programs. Ensure alignment of projects with overall CTSA strategic direction; serve as the expert to internal Duke investigators; assist investigators with external collaborations with other CTSA sites. Manage the process for competitive renewal application preparation,including organizingmeetings,organizing internal and external review processes, preparing anddistributing critical materials forreviews. Oversee preparation of draft and final budgets andjustifications.Oversee all aspects of annual reportingrequirements to NCATS, includingcomponent reports,overarching reports, IRB and IACUC reporting, publications reporting, budgets for all linked mechanisms and administrative supplements and final submission through the RPPR system. Work with Evaluation team and CTSA Cores to establish goals andobjectives; track and monitor activities and progress; and prepare and present reports to CTSA leadership and NCATS officials. Develop mechanisms for tracking the support provided by the CTSA grant to Duke investigators. Prepare and maintain annual renewal documents for the IRB and IACUC for CTSA Blanket Protocols. Collect approvals from relevant components and collate for annual submission. Maintain permanent records, minutes, files and other documentation regarding CTSA activities.

External Programmatic Oversight

Serve as a programmatic liaison with NCATS Program Officials regarding Duke's CTSA grant. Identify situations in which consultation with Program Officials is appropriate, facilitate direct conversations in order to obtain needed guidance and direction, interpret information received, and provide updates and direction to the leaders of all of the CTSA components. Maintain a strong understanding of the expectations of Program Officials in the execution of the grant and convey any concerns to CTSA leadership as needed. Participate in annual meetings and ad hoc conference calls with counterparts from other CTSAs. Identify opportunities for collaborating, leveraging tools, and developing best practices. Recommend opportunities to CTSA leadership and carry out approved initiatives. Maintain a strong understanding of all NCATS requirements for the CTSA grant, including all linked awards (KL2 and TL1). Serve as CTSA's internal expert regarding the programmatic requirements of these award mechanisms. Provide input and recommendations to CTSA leadership and the leaders of all of the CTSA components regarding strategies and approaches for accomplishing the aims of the grant and achieving institutional goals and priorities. Ensure that all programmatic aspects of the grant are conducted in accordance with University policies and NIH requirements. Develop a strong knowledge of the various programmatic components,strategies and approaches employed by the other CTSA institutions and maintain close communication with the other CTSA Administrators in order to gain insights regarding common issues and problems, identify successes and lessons learned, and make recommendations to CTSA leadership regarding Duke's CTSA program.Coordinate the annual meeting and other activities of the External Advisory Committee for Duke'sCTSA program. Serve as the primary point of contact for NCATS and other CTSAs regarding ad-hoc information requests.

Financial Management

Work closely with CTSA Finance and Grants Management staff to monitor the expenditure of funds in accordance with budgetary requirements and programmatic needs and assist with carry-over and rebudgeting requests. Maintain a strong knowledge of the awarded, forecasted and actual expenditures for each Core including both personnel and non-personnel categories.Assist the leaders of each Core in ensuring that funds are spent in accordance with the aims of the grant and awarded amounts.

Skills: Proven track record in building credibility and strong relationships with faculty members/investigators and technical/professional staff. Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Strong project management, administrative, planning, prioritization and organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail. Experience in budget preparation and monitoring of financial statements. Ability to manage competing and changing priorities and multiple tasks under inflexible timelines.

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Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, 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 robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Bachelor's degree in a clinical, scientific or technical fieldapplicable to clinical or translational research administration.Strongly prefer Master degree and/or post graduate training in clinicalresearch, health policy, health administration, business or otherrelated field.


Minimum eight years of progressively responsible experience in a projectmanagement, program management, administrative or operational capacityin an academic health center or clinical/translational research orhealth care delivery setting.

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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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Posted: 5/12/2018
Application Due: 7/11/2018
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