Director of Research - IT

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Position TypePermanent Staff (EHRA NF)DepartmentInformation Technology-SOM-420401Working TitleDirector of Research - ITAppointment TypeEHRA Non-FacultyPosition Posting CategoryInformation TechnologySalary RangeDependent Upon QualificationsFull Time/Part Time?Full-Time PermanentHours per Week40Vacancy IDNF0004277Position ID20020443Posting Open Date02/17/2020Application Deadline11/07/2020Open Until FilledNoProposed Start Date04/06/2020Position Summary

The Director of Research IT at the UNC School of Medicine (SOM) will play a critical leadership role in implementing innovative technologies, data, and analytics to advance the clinical and basic science research missions of the university with a goal of strengthening and supporting SOM research. The Director of Research IT will be responsible for setting a vision and practical action plan to create, operate and continually evolve a technology infrastructure that can support the wide scope of inquiry, data acquisition, and healthcare research performed at UNC. The scope of this position covers research IT for the entire School of Medicine, and requires close partnership with UNC Health Care to ensure compatibility of systems, procedures, and security.

The position serves as a fulcrum among a broad array of internal stakeholders, external research collaborators, and industry partners, both within and beyond the walls of the University. It is important that this individual creates and maintains strong partnerships with technical and non-technical individuals, clinical and basic science faculty, government organizations, and leadership across a diverse array of personages and interests. All forms of effective communication are required for this role, and he or she will be expected to communicate effectively and persuasively with decision-makers in order to move the organization forward.

Reporting to the CIO, the Director of Research IT will be a leader in helping define, evolve, and implement the School of Medicine’s research technology infrastructure. This individual will serve as the SOM’s representative on a variety of research initiatives, coordinating the IT organization’s response to faculty investigators’ informatics and technology infrastructure needs. The Director of Research IT will translate research needs into actionable projects, and will work with the Research and IT communities to prioritize, staff and implement those projects.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, or a closely related field. Master’s degree or higher preferred.

Qualifications and Experience

Six years of progressive experience in the field of Information Technology which has included some supervisory or management. Outstanding communication, writing, and inter-personal abilities, including skills such as attitude, diplomacy, collaboration, persuasiveness, and analytical ability. Must be able to serve as a bridge between the research organization and technical staff, and provide clear and concise communications across the organization and at varying levels. Experience with HIPAA and other Federal and State regulations relating to research data usage. Demonstrated experience leading and managing technical staff through subordinate managers. Demonstrated experience leading large, complex projects or programs. Demonstrated experience in managing and meeting budgets. Experience with medical terminologies and ontologies.

Experience with IRB processes and requirements. Experience working in a higher-education or medical setting

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
      • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
      • None of the above
    2. * How many years of management/supervisory experience do you have?
      • 0-3 years
      • 4-6 years
      • 7+ years
    3. * Do you have experience working in an academic healthcare setting?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 10/6/2020
    Application Due: 1/4/2021
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