RESEARCH PROGRAM LEADER - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duke University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has an immediate opening for a Research Program Leader
Develop, coordinate, and implement research and administrative strategies essential to the successful management of epidemiological research programs led by investigator(s) and faculty. Perform and/or oversee a variety of complex duties involved in the collection and evaluation of research program data to monitor progress toward program and project milestones. Provide guidance on portfolio/project implementation strategy to provide direction for research activities within the portfolio or program. Assist with efforts to obtain and manage study or program funding. Frequently interact with other research groups or programs, by serving as primary liaison and public relations lead for research program and related projects. Coordinate wider program activities with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and reporting requirements.
- Applies expertise in observational research study design and data interpretation to:
(1) draft and revise research protocols, including, but not limited to, REDCap-based forms for electronic medical record abstraction and corresponding abstraction SOPs/protocols and training materials, for studies of racial, gender, socioeconomic, or geographic inequalities in gynecologic health and
(2) supervises abstraction of 1,000+ electronic medical records per project as well as designing and executing comprehensive quality control processes for abstraction
- Generates and defines measures for short- and long-term goals of the research program. Identifies gaps, constraints, needs, and milestones; develops and executes operational sustainability plan and coordinates with Principal Investigator to plan necessary resourcing. Communicates project/program progress with all major stakeholders and adjusts plans and timelines and budgets according to feedback
- With the Principal Investigator, directs the hiring, onboarding, and supervision of a dynamic interdisciplinary research team of post-doctoral researchers, research assistants, data programmers, and medical record abstractors engaged in observational research about gynecologic health, health care, and outcomes
- Oversees and trains research program team members in developing and submitting materials for IRB review; prepares and submits documents needed for regulatory compliance and safety reporting to sponsors and other entities; and identifies and documents adverse event information to appropriate regulatory bodies
- Drafts and develops database queries using tools such as i2b2. Drafts computable phenotypes for use in cohort identification and dataset variable construction
- Provides intellectual contribution regarding gynecologic health and healthcare to draft and edit sections of research proposals and manuscripts
- Synthesizes key information about processes and people relevant for executing equity-focused observational research in the health care system, demonstrating the organizational awareness and interpersonal skills necessary to execute work efficiently and leverage institutional resources for the Principal Investigator’s research program.
Education/Training: Completion of a Bachelor's degree
Experience: Work requires a minimum of four years of research experience (e.g., research, clinical, interaction with study population, program coordination). A Master's degree may substitute for two years of related experience.
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