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Research Development Director

Job description

The Research Development Director leads the administration and oversight of the CCTS Pilot core's broad portfolio of research funding opportunities, to include the Pilot Request for Application (RFA), Pilot Review Committee and Pilot Award processes. Additionally, this role oversees and facilitates inter-institutional pilot offerings amongst the CCTS collaborative partnerships. The Research Development Director will project manage the Trial Innovation Network activities at the CCTS by engaging the CTSA national network to focus on operational innovation, excellence and facilitating research collaborations that leverage the expertise and resources of the CTSA program. The Research Development Director develops tactical plans to expand the CCTS Core pilot program and develops best practices to improve pilot program efficiency. This position serves as a representative of CCTS partnerships at the university, regional and national levels.

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Research Development Director

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Lexington, KY

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6 yrs

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Physical Requirements

Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods, standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs, performing repetitive motion tasks and effectively communicating with individuals from diverse backgrounds and various professional levels.


Primarily Days, Some Nights/Weekends as Needed



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The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

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Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  1. Resume
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Posted: 8/12/2018
Application Due: 8/20/2018
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