Associate Director, AOURP
Posting Number: req11213
Department: All of Us Research Program
Location: Greater Phoenix Area
Address: Phoenix, AZ USA
Position HighlightsUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences is seeking an Associate Director to support the All of Us Research Program, a federally funded joint effort at the University of Arizona and Banner Health. The All of Us Research Program is a national effort supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that aims to build the largest and most diverse database of health information of its kind that researchers can use to study health and illness. The All of Us Research Program at the University of Arizona and Banner Health will contribute significantly to the development of this database by enrolling 100,000 or more participants in our region who volunteer their health data over many years.
The Associate Director will provide operational and strategic guidance to ensure adherence of milestones outlined by the study sponsor. This position will be responsible for overseeing the All of Us department at the UA, including supervising the clinical research core and program management core, adherence to budget and develop creative solutions to programmatic barriers.
The Associate Director will demonstrate competence and leadership in problem solving, priority setting, operational oversight and serve as a resource for others for all aspects of conducting a technologically focused, multicenter study. Intermittent off-campus visits may be required.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Monitor progress of all clinical research projects/trials on an ongoing basis relative to established timelines and key milestones.
- Ensure that delays are identified and communicated to PIs, Medical Director and functional group staff. Participate in and facilitate efforts to implement appropriate interventions across functional groups in order to meet timelines.
- Identify operational problems, issues, obstacles, and barriers across all projects based on input from research staff, PIs, and NIH; communicate patterns and trends; and participate in and support efforts to develop and implement process/system improvements.
- Serve as point of contact for PI, facility leadership, research coordinators, and NIH to answer questions, resolve problems and provide guidance.
- Oversee development and implementation of orientation programs for new research staff as well as ongoing training, continuing education, and professional development.
- Prepare and deliver presentations at internal and external meetings on behalf of All of Us and Principal Investigator.
- Act as the point of contact with UArizona and Banner Health leadership to ensure project goals and all institutional requirements are met.
- Supervise the project management core to complete projects according to award guidelines and expectations.
- Work with PIs to identify research staff, space and material resources required for each clinical research project and across all projects to ensure appropriate assignment/availability of research staff.
- Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
- Develop department policies to promote accountability and equity across all roles.
- Review and assess research protocols; Determine long and short-term resource (personnel, materials, space, etc.) requirements to ensure efficient use of resources in meeting research goals.
- Prepare budgetary forecasts for operations, project pilots, and new funding applications.
- Monitor expenditure of funds relative to budgetary targets for all clinical research on an ongoing basis. Ensure that variances are identified and communicated to appropriate personnel. Facilitate efforts to implement appropriate interventions.
- Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
- Minimum of 9 years of related work experience, including 5 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Experience leading a team, project, program, or function is typically required.
Preferred Qualifications- Master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment.
* Current certification as a clinical research coordinator (CCRP, CRC, CRA) or other applicable clinical research certification.
* Demonstrated ability to interact professionally and effectively with investigators, sponsors and cross-functional teams; Ability to work both independently and with a team, resolving issues with a positive outcome.
* Working knowledge of university policies and procedures related to research administration.
* Must be willing to work in a clinical setting.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Research
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $105,893 - $144,544, annually
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Research Program Admin
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Dr. Francisco Moreno | firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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