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RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER, SR

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RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER, SR
Population Health Sciences


NOTE: This position is 100% sponsored research and is a term position (once funding ends the position ends unless there is continued funding).

Occupational Summary

Lead the development, implementation, and oversight of a large portfolio of research, primarily focused on qualitative research in the Qualcore and BASE Lab in the Department of Population Health Sciences, together with multiple investigator(s) and faculty in the Duke University School of Medicine and collaborating institutions; oversee a variety of complex duties involved in the analysis, interpretation, and communication of Qualcore and BASE Lab research program or portfolio data; lead content and direction of research program or portfolio; lead and report on efforts to obtain and manage study or program funding. Frequently lead communications with multiple research groups or programs in the Duke University School of Medicine and with partnering institutions, serving as primary liaison and public relations lead for the Qualcore and BASE Lab research program.

Work Performed

Program portfolio

1. Research program/portfolio management and development. Formulate and implement the short and long-range goals for the operation of the research program. Determine key indicators of program success, and set up processes for obtaining metrics. Monitor, report on, and evaluate program effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative research techniques; investigate trends, and recommend and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness.

2. Research program operations. Oversee, develop, and manage the day-to- day operations within research program or network, ensuring timely communications and adherence to regulations and guidelines. Develop program milestones and timelines.

3. Research Program/portfolio communications and dissemination. Coordinate and create large program initiatives, public events and other related programs. Develop and lead publications and presentations; represent program at conferences and meetings. Serve as the primary point of contact for program(s) with both faculty and staff and sponsors.

Mentor or train junior staff in program/portfolio communications. Manage complex communications with multiple stakeholders both in and outside of Duke. Work collaboratively with groups to ensure successful implementation of research, including interactions with other funded teams conducting similar work. Maintain strong lines of communication to build upon existing similar efforts across the United States.

Research Program financial management:
Lead investigations and communications related to program funding opportunities. Lead development and negotiation of budgets and justifications for research program/proposals developed, employing strategies for long-term management of funds. Provide recommendations of allowable expenses based on financial guidelines. Serve as an expert resource to help monitor, verify, and reconcile expenditure of budgeted program funds. Create and implement systems for financial management of program, including working closely with the financial analysts and grants managers assigned to the project. Coordinate with others to monitor financial program milestones and report appropriately. Create and communicate information related to the financial stability of program to stakeholders. Conduct financial forecasting of staff.

4. Institutional liaison. Liaise with other programs, offices and departments at Duke to coordinate program business and to accomplish program objectives; interface with external organizations to ensure cooperative efforts are enhanced and resources are utilized. Establish collaborations within and outside the Department of Population Health Sciences that enhance the successful research program environment. Build relationships with potential research collaborators throughout NC and the US to establish partnerships.

Research studies:

1. Research operations. Provide oversight and training to study team members who conduct activities. 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. Develop IRB

documents and train other staff in these tasks. Design and oversee implementation of best methods for management of IP. Serve as an expert resource for study teams, DUHS procurement, billing, and compliance for the proper handling of IP. Coordinate necessary agreements. Serve as a resource to junior staff, division, or department with regard to institution and sponsor-specific reporting requirements.

2. Ethical and participant safety considerations. Serve as expert resource to teams as they design studies to ensure ethical conduct. Independently develop documents related to security. Serve as an expert resource for development and implementation of RDSPs, DSMPs, and Conflict of Interest plans across multiple studies or study teams.

3. Data management and informatics. Independently design qualitative question guides to collect data according to protocol. Develop analysis plans and oversee teams of data analysts.

4. Scientific concepts and research design. Conduct and synthesize literature reviews, and independently develop proposals or protocols to promulgate qualitative research in the Department of Population Health Sciences. Assess and determine solutions for operational shortcomings of proposals and protocols. Identify and collaborate with various stakeholders to ensure adequate design, implementation, and testing of study aims.

5. Leadership and professionalism. Assist colleagues in identifying efficiencies and improving process. May provide significant contribution and influence upon research work, activities, or productivity of project teams or across multiple groups working in the department and in conjunction with Qualcore and BASE Lab. Encourage leadership opportunities for staff within a small work group. Lead a committee or task force. Serve as a unit-wide expert resource for issues related to professional guidelines and code of ethics. Identify potential problems and risks to the participant, study, and institution.

6. Study and site management. Develop study budgets. Coordinate operational plans for multiple research studies. Develop systems and documents including process flow, training manuals, and standard operating procedures to be used unit, department, or division- wide. Work with sponsors/study teams to arrange required training. Lead site initiation, monitoring, and closeout visits and activities; provide feedback to the study team members.

7. Communication and team science. Lead team meetings. Include others in decision-making, and escalate issues appropriately. Communicate with sponsors, subcontractors, or vendors. Take action when communication has stalled with sites, CROs, or sponsors. Act as an expert resource to junior staff liaising with sponsors, subcontractors, or vendors. Evaluate the need for cultural diversity and cultural competency in the design and conduct of clinical research. Make recommendations to investigative team.


Requisition Number
401525173

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
1281 RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER, SR

Job Family Level
69

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

Work requires one of the following:1.Completion of a bachelor's degree plus, a minimum of eight years of research experience. 2.Completion of a master's degree, plus a minimum of six years of research experience. 3.Completion of a doctoral degree, plus a minimum of four years of research experience.

Preferences:
Can easily use computing software and web-based applications (e.g., Microsoft Office products and the electronic medical record), including Qualitative Data Analysis software.


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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: 12/4/2018
Application Due: 2/2/2019
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