RADx-UP Operations Director

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Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


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RADx-UP Operations Director

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EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

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Dependent on Qualifications

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), in partnership with the Center for Health Equity Research at UNC-Chapel Hill and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, has received an $80 million award to serve as the coordinating and data collection center for a program that will overcome barriers and increase uptake of testing among underserved and vulnerable populations across the U.S. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is one arm of a wider effort called Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx). The arm to be coordinated by this project is called Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP). The RADx-UP program will support research that aims to better understand COVID-19 testing patterns among underserved and vulnerable populations; strengthen the data on disparities in infection rates, disease progression, and outcomes; and develop strategies to reduce the disparities in COVID-19 testing.

The hired candidate will oversee all components of implementation and execution of RADx-UP operations within the Center for Health Equity Research and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including all regulatory submissions, management of personnel responsible for support of multiple projects across numerous sites and locations across the United States. The candidate will: Manage and direct the efforts of two full time Project Leaders and their teams in order to ensure effective planning, oversight and coordination of multiple community based research projects; Ensure appropriate utilization of project management tools and effective coordination of multiple cross-functional project teams; Determine and manage financial resource requirements for research project leadership functional groups and ensure efficient use of resources of multiple research projects; Be responsible for monitoring the progress/performance of multiple projects to include quality of provided services, timeliness of deliverables, compliance with regulatory requirements, and adherence to financial targets; and Facilitate the training and career development of Program Leaders, Project Coordinators and Assistant Project Coordinators.

Educational Requirements:

Master’s degree or other post-graduate training in a clinical discipline or business/health care administration (MSN, PharmD, PhD, MD, MBA, MHA, MPH). Will accept a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, pharmacy or other allied health care discipline including appropriate certification/licensure (i.e., RN, PA, or RPh) with three or more years of relevant experience required. OR Bachelor’s degree in a life science field (i.e., biology, chemistry, zoology, etc.) acceptable for those candidates who possess a minimum of 10 years directly related experience and extremely strong clinical knowledge.

Qualifications and Experience:

7 years of experience in research operations in an academic medical center, or in the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, or contract research industry. 3-5 years in a project management capacity and 1-2 years in a personnel management capacity (of professional/technical/clinical staff). Strongly prefer experience in a community engaged research.

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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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 2/18/2021
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