Research Program Director

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Description*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at* Universityof Colorado l Anschutz Medical Campus

Schoolof Medicine, Department ofOtolaryngology

Research ProgramDirector (Business Services Program Director)

Position#723446 – Requisition 17544

 The University ofColorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstratedcommitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectivelywith students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

 TheDepartment of Otolaryngology hasan opening for a full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Research Program Director (Business ServicesProgram Director) position.

 TheUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutionsnationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus,designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts theCollege of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, andPublic Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and twohospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciencesresearch park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutzoffers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and fivefirst-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside facultymembers who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expertclinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for researchand innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards eachyear and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since2002. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Natureof Work:

The Research ProgramDirector (hereinafter referred to as “Director”) in the Department ofOtolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is responsiblefor planning, organizing, and managing the administrative, operational and financialactivities of the research mission of the Department of Otolaryngology. TheDepartment has multiple research interests including clinical trials, bench(basic science) research, a T32 research training grant, and clinical outcomes.The Director implements and manages the Department’s fiscal affairs, humanresource functions, and day‐to‐day operations in support of the Department’sand school’s research mission and goals. This role is responsible for theoperational systems, processes and policies in support of the Department’sresearch efforts. The Director will understand and navigate the complexities ofa multifaceted academic medical center, clinical trials at multiple hospitals,multi‐Departmental participation in the T32, and grants and contracts fromvarious sponsors in order to successfully manage and execute a variety ofclinical and basic science research responsibilities. The Director hasresponsibility for developing and managing the overall financial aspects ofresearch within the Department. The Director will be responsible for all humanresource tasks related to research staff, working closely with basic sciencefaculty for lab personnel needs, the Vice Chair of Research, and the ClinicalResearch Coordinator Supervisors for clinical research coordinator staffing.This is a critical role within a Department that has approximately 108 FTE anda total annual budget of over $23 million.

Professional Field: Finance and Administration /Clinical Research Management / Basic Science Research Management

Supervision Received: Reports directly to theDepartment’s Director of Finance & Administration (DFA) with a dotted lineto the Vice Chair of Research (VCR). The Director receives direction andguidance from the DFA in administrative, policy and fiscal matters, and fromthe VCR and leadership for programmatic issues.

Supervision Exercised:
  • Clinical Research Coordinator Supervisors
  • Basic Science Staff (day‐to‐day supervision by PIs)
  • Finance Specialist (shared supervision)
  • Serves as a resource to assist and advise the research staff andfaculty of the Department.
Examples of Work Performed:Specific dutiesand responsibilities of the Director may include, but are not limited to, thefollowing:

  • Integrateswith senior leadership in the Department to help develop strategy andoperational planning for research within the Department.
  • Responsiblefor designing, recruiting, leading, and managing the clinical research team.
  • Responsiblefor working with basic science PIs to recruit and manage basic science stafffor each of the Department’s research labs.
  • Responsiblefor establishing and managing an effective post‐award process to ensurefinancial accuracy for all research within the Department.
  • Participatesin planning activities for Otolaryngology including long‐range and short‐rangebusiness and strategic planning. Shares responsibility for projection ofprograms, revenues and expenses, personnel needs and facility needs.
  • Providesleadership in the formulation and implementation of Departmental policies andprocedures, as needed.
  • EducatesOtolaryngology’s personnel and other constituencies on all relevant internaland external policies and procedures.
  • Evaluateseffectiveness of policies and monitors compliance.
  • Chairand/or participate on Departmental committees as requested.
  • LeadDepartmental faculty research retreat(s) as requested.

  • Directsfiscal activity of the Department’s research efforts including, but not limitedto, development and management of operating and capital budgets, administrationof grants and contracts, payroll administration, purchasing, travel, andinventory management.
  • Developsand manages all post‐award processes and reporting within the Department toensure proper expense allocation, sponsor payments, account reconciliations,and adherence to budgets.
  • Directsthe analysis and interpretation of research financial information and developsrelated operational plans.
  • Developlong‐range forecasts and maintain long‐range financial plans.
  • Worksclosely with PreAward Grants Core for basic science grant submissions, withcareful review of all budgets.
  • Worksclosely with the Department’s Finance Specialist for research‐relatedprocurement, invoice processing, data management, reporting, etc.
  • Overseesand monitors accuracy and policy compliance of expense reports and paymentvouchers that are completed by Department administrative staff.
  • AdministersOtolaryngology’s asset management system (Webspace).
HumanResources (HR):

  • Manageall HR duties for the faculty and staff within research to include:recruitment, onboarding, funding distributions, staff evaluations, andcorrective actions as necessary.
  • Worksclosely with Human Resources Shared Services (HRSS) to ensure accuracy of dataentry and task processing related to recruiting, hiring, etc., in HCM and CUCareers.
  • LeadSearch Committees for recruitment of research faculty and staff.
  • Servesas Department expert/liaison with the University’s International Scholar’sOffice.

  • Developsand manages Departmental standard operating procedures to ensure compliancewith research standards set forth by pertinent regulatory agencies, applicableIRB policies, and University policies.
  • Developsand implements effective, efficient, and regulatory‐compliant administrative,financial, and operational research systems and processes.
  • Seeksout clinical trial opportunities by developing and maintaining relationshipswith potential sponsors.
  • Collaborateswith research Faculty and PreAward Grants Core to facilitate the identificationof extramural funding opportunities for basic science research.
  • Appliesappropriate regulatory strategies to animal, drug, and device studies andgrants.
  • Overseesand monitors research staff purchasing activity to ensure compliance with NIH(and other sponsors) and UCD policies.
  • Overseessalary allocation on sponsored projects & trials and advises changes to thePrincipal Investigator (PI) as needed.
  • PerformsPayroll Expense Transfers (PETs) and Journal Entries (JEs) as needed incompliance with internal and external policies and procedures.
  • Responsiblefor maintaining up‐to‐date research pages on the Department’s website.
  • Conductsand/or facilitates internal audits.
  • Showsinitiative to identify and implement ways to improve the job and surroundings.
  • Performsother related duties and procedures, including special projects, as directed byDFA.
  • Servesas a back‐up during staff absences and vacancies, as necessary.
This description is a summary only and isdescribing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to beall-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/orbased on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties andresponsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

 PLEASENOTE:Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interviewprocess and any relocation expenses, if applicable

 Salary and Benefits:The starting salaryfor this position is $72,068 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills andexperience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond thenumber on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave,health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
  • Abachelor’s degree in business, business administration, finance, accounting ,education, social sciences, healthcare administration, public administration,communications, information systems, or a directly related field from anaccredited institution.
  • 3‐5years of progressive management experience in related discipline.
  • Personnelmanagement/supervision experience.
  • Substitution: A combination of education andrelated technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for thebachelor’s degree on a year for year basis, but not for the specificexperience.

     Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’sDegree in business, healthcare management, bio‐sciences, or other relateddiscipline.
  • Five(5) years of professional management experience in academic medicine andresearch administration.
  • Experiencewith grant management.
  • Experienceworking in an academic medical center.
  • Proficiencywith PeopleSoft (HCM &/or Finance).
  • Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellentinterpersonal communication, organizational skills, and ability to problemsolve and multi‐task.
  • Knowledgeof, and ability to apply, diversified financial management principles, tools,and techniques.
  • Knowledgeof, and the ability to apply, accepted theories, practice and principles ofhuman resource management.
  • Demonstratedleadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects orinitiatives.
  • Abilityto evaluate, analyze, and interpret vast amounts of data, recommend solutions,and implement the preferred course of action.
  • Abilityto establish work priorities, delegate assignments as appropriate, and followthrough to ensure completion of activities.
  • Stronganalytical and financial skills, including budgeting, forecasting, andfinancial analysis.
  • Strongworking knowledge of study regulations, budgets, and billing processes.
  • Advancedlevel/skill in Microsoft Excel (reporting, charting, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Developsknowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA Rules and Regulations, NIHguidelines, ICH guidelines and HIPAA regulations in relation to clinicaltrials.
  • Developsknowledge of federal research grant rules and processes; knowledge of otherresearch funding opportunities and processes.
  • Developsknowledge of University of Colorado Denver and UCH Policy and Procedures in relationto conducting multiple clinical research trials.
  • Abilityto effectively communicate with medical, professional, administrative, andother personnel to present information both orally and in written form withinthe office and to those outside the office with whom the Department needs tointeract.
  • Excellentcommand of the English language, both written and verbal.
  • Completionof HIPAA and Human Subjects Protection training required within 30 days of hire.
  • Diversity andEquity:

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     The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz MedicalCampus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body,faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a cultureof inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourageapplications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and allveterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality ineducation and employment.

     The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz MedicalCampus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty,staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conductbackground investigations for all prospective employees.

    Job Category: Business Services
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Oct 18, 2019
    Unposting Date: Nov 17, 2019, 11:59:00 PM




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    Posted: 10/20/2019
    Application Due: 11/19/2019
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