ASSOCIATION ASSIGNED: Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)
REPORTS TO: Director of Administration, CARRA
GENERAL SUMMARY: Oversees the portfolio of the Association's research projects and works closely with their leadership and Registry leadership to advance research related programs.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (Minimum of 37.5 hours/week):
Manage the Association’s Registry and all related sub-studies.
Develop and oversee budgets for all research activities.
Develop and oversee policies and procedures in accordance with FDA and HIPAA human subject’s guidelines.
Evaluate research tools and emerging technology and coordinate vendor relations.
Lead the implementation of appropriate technology to streamline the research operation processes.
Report to the Association’s Registry leadership and their Executive Committee on a regular basis to review research study proposals, progress of ongoing research, and completion of projects.
Recruit and manage ongoing relations with the Association’s Registry sites.
Manage relations with Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).
Manage relations with industry sponsors and support their research related activities.
Develop grant communications and processes to be administered by the Research Administrator.
Coordinate and plan the Registry related meetings at the Annual Meeting and ACR meeting.
Other duties as assigned.
AMOUNT OF TRAVEL REQUIRED: Approximately 10-15 days per year; some evening and weekend work may be required.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree; excellent organizational and communications skills; computer proficiency; high accuracy; attention-to-detail. Previous multi-site clinical research coordination experience is required.
Specific skills and qualifications include:
Strong analytical skills, including expertise in the modeling and analysis of data.
Ability to appropriately communicate sensitive information and to judge how and with whom this information should be shared.
Advanced computer skills, particularly with the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
Knowledge and ability to implement principles of management, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation, and motivation.
Ability to foster a collaborative, customer-oriented working environment.
Demonstrated record of initiative, problem solving, and adaptability.
Strong listening, communication, and collaboration skills.
Human subjects protection (HSP) training, strong knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines
Should be comfortable working independently and have experience designing effective work-flow management policies. Prior experience providing prospect research is helpful as is the experience of implementing best practices in a research environment.
Minimum qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s degree and multi-site clinical research management experience. Experience in project management, including implementation, performance monitoring and evaluation, and in-depth understanding of organizational processes and systems is also a requirement.
The Manager must possess an ability to think strategically, delegate responsibility, listen carefully, build consensus and communicate and advocate effectively in a complex matrix organization. Managers must be able and willing to share credit for successes and encourage the integration of others’ ideas and proposals.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: Advanced degree, minimum 5 years' research management experience, clinical research certification from SOCRA or ACRP, research budget development and oversight, SOP development.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
*Candidates living in the Research Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC) area are preferred. Remote employee opportunities available for the right candidate.
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