Neuro-Immunology Program Development Manager

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine/Department of Neurology
Job Title: Neuro-Immunology Program Development Manager
Position #00778609– Requisition #19287

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Neurology has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Neuro-Immunology Program Development Manager position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here

Nature of Work:

The Department of Neurology has an immediate opening for a full-time Neuro-Immunology Program Development Manager. The position will design, develop, and execute processes to support the Neuro-Immunology faculty in clinical research endeavors in support of the School of Medicine’s mission, vision, and values. Primary duties will include, but not be limited to, constructively identifying and creating process for increased Neuro-Immunology efficiency; overseeing all aspects of Neuro-Immunology clinical studies in logistical planning, procurement and implementation; supervising day-to-day activities of Neuro-Immunology PRAs; and working with UCH Neurology Clinic Research personnel to promote good clinical practice (GCP) of these studies.  The Neuro-Immunology Program Development Manager will work closely with the department clinical research administrative staff, primarily with the Clinical Research Operations Manager, Principal Investigators (PI) and the Neuro-Immunology program co-directors to support excellence in learning, research and creativity, community engagement, and clinical care. 

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Develop, implement, lead, and improve aspects of Neuro-Immunology clinical studies through discovery and innovation in logistical planning, procurement and implementation
  • Conduct Neuro-Immunology site selection or pre-study visits for industry research studies.
  • Maintain an up-to-date log with numbers of types of Neuro-Immunology patients, for use in feasibility questionnaires, and work with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Recruitment Specialist to complete the questionnaires.
  • Optimize recruitment: recognize which studies particularly need enrollment, and identify and resolve obstacles to enrollment.  Meet with department research Recruitment Specialist regularly to determine how to prioritize recruitment needs and develop strategies to increase enrollment.
  • Coordinate complicated Neuro-Immunology studies, screening visits or assist coordinators with study coordinator duties as necessary.  Oversee study start-up activities and implementation. This position may be required to fill in as a backup and coordinate visits as necessary.
  • In partnership with the department research Recruitment Specialist: Interface with clinic personnel to promote patient awareness and participation in clinical trials.  This includes maintaining flow of information about studies to patients in clinic.  Also coordinating with clinic staff, stocking and checking study patient information in clinic rooms and maintaining consents and other documents as indicated and pertinent study equipment in clinic. Maintaining advertisements in clinic and meeting with patients and discussing currently enrolling studies.
  • Uphold university citizenship and leadership by providing expertise during the budget development and support the finance administration of Neuro-Immunology clinical studies.
  • Identify needs and develop processes to improve study integrity, e.g., regulatory compliance, safety, record keeping, etc.: aimed at ensuring that Neuro-Immunology clinical trials and research staff working on these trials are consistent with the study protocol, inclusion/exclusion criteria, and research regulations.
  • Direct supervisor of Neuro-Immunology PRAs (10-15) daily activities. Examples of work include: approving leave and timesheets, engaging employees in ongoing learning and development, conducting performance evaluations, and assigning workload, maintaining adequate primary and backup PRA effort on studies.
  • Collaborate with Sr. Clinical Research Operations Manager regarding Neuro-Immunology PRA learning and scholarship
  • Develop and maintain excellent communication and relationships with pertinent relevant industry personnel. 
  • Develop Investigator Initiated protocols in collaboration with the PIs, Regulatory Manager, and other department research administration (this may include technical writing of protocols and manuscripts, IND preparation, etc.) 
  • Other duties as assigned
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.

This position is/is not eligible for overtime compensation

Your total compensation goes beyond the number 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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Diversity and Equity:
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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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

QualificationsMinimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral sciences, physical sciences, nursing, healthcare, finance, accounting, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • Four (4) or more years of extensive, diverse and progressively responsible professional experience in a clinical research or equivalent educational setting that included the following: 
    • Working with patients
    • Study Coordination
Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Five (5) or more years or more of clinical research or similar educational experience
  • 2 years of project management experience
  • 2 or more years of technical writing experience (manuscripts or protocols)
  • Experience with research administration or regulatory
  • Investigator Initiated study experience
  • Experience with clinical trial management systems, such as Oncore, and electronic medical records, such as Epic, are highly preferred
  • Certified clinical research professional certification
  • Supervision or team lead experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Applicants must have outstanding interpersonal skills, great attention to detail, and experience working collaboratively with colleagues. 
  • Excellent writing skills and interest in manuscript and protocol development
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to plan work processes as well as priorities in order to ensure that the deadlines are consistently and reliably met. 
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to become fully competent in computer programs and web-based reporting systems essential to the core functions of the position
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel in the department, and all University departments, offices and programs with a focus on diversity, respect, and inclusiveness
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential for working in an environment of high intensity and stress. 
  • Ability to be self-motivated and exercise a professional attitude in order to work effectively in independent and team situations.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgement, identify and set priorities for self and others
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze and interpret vast amounts of data, recommend solutions and implement the preferred course of action
Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Job Category: Research Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 29, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 10/2/2020
Application Due: 11/12/2020
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