Research Program Director
Description*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers.* Universityof Colorado l Anschutz Medical CampusSchoolof Medicine, Department ofOtolaryngologyResearch 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
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Job Category: Business Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Oct 18, 2019
Unposting Date: Nov 17, 2019, 11:59:00 PM