Clinical Research Program Director


  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Job Description


The Clinical Research Program Director will work closely with Drs. Walley and LaRochelle and collaborating investigators to develop and carry out a coordinated strategy for building research initiatives focused on increasing understanding of addiction treatment and care delivery. The Clinical Research Program Director will oversee a large portfolio of research projects in this content area within Boston Medical Campus and with national partners. By facilitating communication and activities among investigators and staff, the Clinical Research Program Director will maximize research productivity (e.g., grant applications, publications). The Clinical Research Program Director will handle or supervise day-to-day administrative issues such as managing staff; monitoring international study implementation; coordinating access to resources (e.g., research support from staff and material from the data); serving as liaison with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Office of Grants Administration, and Human Resources; and providing financial management for each project.The Clinical Research Program Director will work closely with Drs. Walley and LaRochelle and collaborating investigators to develop and carry out a coordinated strategy for building research initiatives focused on increasing understanding of addiction treatment and care delivery. The Clinical Research Program Director will oversee a large portfolio of research projects in this content area within Boston Medical Campus and with national partners. By facilitating communication and activities among investigators and staff, the Clinical Research Program Director will maximize research productivity (e.g., grant applications, publications). The Clinical Research Program Director will handle or supervise day-to-day administrative issues such as managing staff; monitoring international study implementation; coordinating access to resources (e.g., research support from staff and material from the data); serving as liaison with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Office of Grants Administration, and Human Resources; and providing financial management for each project.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

Research Development

Play a lead role with the Principal Investigators (PI) and Co-investigators in the development and writing of grant applications, including complex, multi-component NIH funding mechanisms (e.g, Centers and Consortia).
Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external collaborators and funding agency officials to identify and develop new research and training opportunities.
Serve as central point of contact for co-investigators, staff, and data managers to facilitate access and track use of material, following IRB protocols
Provide guidance to junior faculty, Fellows, and other trainees on issues related to research development, IRB regulations, manuscript analysis and presentations, hiring, and BMC/BUSM and NIH guidelines related to conducting research
Contribute as a co-author on peer-reviewed manuscripts of research results; i.e., participate in the development of the research question, interpretation of results, review of background literature, and writing text.

Research Project Implementation and Oversight

Oversee the implementation of research projects for the PIs
Monitor progress and productivity of research projects
Participate in the development of research study protocols, and update written protocols as necessary
Direct activities related to IRB protocols: (1) Oversee the drafting of new protocols by research coordinators ; (2) Respond to complex scenarios;(3) Ensuring investigators and staff are compliant with training regulations;(4) Track and report adverse events; and (5) Oversee drafting of amendments and progress reports for existing protocols by research coordinators.
Ensure high-quality, on-time delivery of NIH, CDC and other grantmaker progress reports by research coordinators
Serve as a liaison with NIH Program Official
Monitor development of research publications; serve as a liaison between lead author, co-authors, analysis team, and staff; facilitate when issues arise

Fiscal Management

Oversee grant budgets totaling approximately $2.6 million per year: responsible for purchase orders, invoices, and tracking budget items
Develop budgets for new grant applications and annual progress reports
Negotiate subcontract and consultant budgets
Work closely with the Section Grants Manager to ensure grant budgets are properly maintained and salary support is adequately apportioned
Identify ways to save time and resources by understanding the needs and budgets of multiple projects

Personnel Management

Oversee Coordinators and Managers to facilitate the implementation of research studies, ensure proper reporting, personnel management, and fiscal oversight
Hire and supervise staff (e.g., Consultants, Research Assistants, Coordinators, Managers), including training, delegating tasks, overseeing daily activities, offering opportunities for professional development, and evaluating performance
Ensure cohesion within and across teams
Strategize with CARE Unit Director of Research Operations and CARE Unit faculty regarding personnel effort/resources (i.e., redistribute personnel effort when teams are over/under staffed based on skillset of employees and needs of project).
Serve as liaison with Human Resources

Other

Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided.
Utilizes hospitals behavioral standards as the basis for decision making and to support the departments and the hospitals goals.
Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.
Performs other duties as needed.
Must adhere to all of BMCs RESPECT behavioral standards.

EDUCATION:

A Masters Degree in Public Health or related field required. *May consider a Bachelors degree for candidate with 10+ years of related experience.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum 7-10 years of experience working in clinical research or public health field. Minimum 3-5 years of supervisory experience.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Extensive expertise with grant writing, especially NIH applications
Extensive experience with IRB submissions and protocols
Extensive personnel management experience, including demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff and major projects or initiatives
Knowledge of statistical methods and interpretation of results.
Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
Excellent interpersonal communication, multitasking and management skills
The ability to delegate tasks efficiently among team members and anticipate needs
Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.
Knowledge of MS Office applications, database systems, and Internet.
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of all personal/health sensitive information.

Employment Type


  • Full time

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