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Associate Director of Research Site (Multiple Positions) (Phoenix, AZ)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.
Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Associate Director of Research Site (Multiple Positions) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department Senior VP Health Sciences (6801)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) is seeking one or more Phoenix-­based Associate Directors of Research Sites who will manage and direct hiring, training, and supervising; protocol implementation; enrollment, data reporting, and compliance to support a 5­year grant, the All of Us Research Program at one or more selected Banner Health sites in the Phoenix Metro Area.

Jointly, between The University of Arizona and its clinical partner Banner Health, these activities are part of a national initiative which will contribute significantly to the development of a research cohort that will engage a million or more Americans who volunteer their health data over many years to improve health outcomes, fuel the development of new treatments for disease, and catalyze a new era of data­based and more precise preventive care and medical treatment.

The Associate Director of Research Site will provide supervision, protocol implementation, and clinical research support for this multi­-site program to ensure successful implementation of and adherence to the clinical research protocol and national and local milestones regarding planning, administration, timeline management, enrollment, participant engagement, data collection, and reporting.

The selected individual will be responsible for overseeing all clinical research operations including enrollment, informed consent, procedures, data collection and documentation, interactions with the study team and clinical partners.

The University of Arizona Health Sciences seeks candidates who will demonstrate competence and leadership in managing others; familiarity and excellence with highly technical, web-based systems; clinical research skills, problem-­solving and priority setting for all aspects of conducting a complex, multi-­center research program.

Special Working Conditions:This position will require travel to one or more sites within the Phoenix metro area on a regular basis to ensure protocol adherence. Occasional travel to Tucson and, less frequently, out of state travel will be required with advance notice.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

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!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

Clinical Research Leadership

  • Serve as a resource to others for all aspects of conducting a complex and multi­ site clinical research program, and lead a robust and expansive team.
  • Develop and implement plans and standard operating procedures under the guidance of study leadership.
  • Collaborate effectively with others to ensure proper progress and completion of studies.
  • Supervise activities of subordinates, if assigned.
  • Train new staff in preparation and conduct of clinical research.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to research staff.
  • Oversee the collection and processing for specimens to meet study requirements, including urine, saliva specimens and intravenous blood samples.
  • Ensure efficient management of resources to ensure fast patient recruitment, trial plan optimization, and execution of trials, taking advantage of existing institutional infrastructure where appropriate.

Regulatory Compliance and Documentation

  • Provide oversight for maintenance of regulatory activities/submissions within our team, ensure accuracy and timeliness of distributing regulatory updates to all collaborative parties.
  • Coordinate and participate in monitor visits, audits, and quality reviews (internal and external) in a professional manner.

Recruitment/Enrollment/Retention

  • Implement successful plan to identify potential participants in assigned settings.
  • Prepare and supervise study staff and participate directly in enrollment.
  • Determine best method(s) to identify potential participants for research protocol (advertisements, chart reviews, monitoring of clinic schedule, etc.) and prepare accordingly.
  • Create and maintain a detailed tracking system for participants considered for enrollment. Track progress at regular intervals and report out to PI and study team.
  • Proactively take initiative to ensure recruitment stays on track with the project timelines.
    Communicate with staff, participants and families in culturally sensitive manner.

Communication

  • Compose clear, precise and detailed correspondence.
  • Communicate program­related issues to investigators, sponsors, coordinating centers, coordinators, clinical team, managers and other institutions in a timely fashion.
  • Attend national and local weekly calls and meetings to ensure awareness and familiarity with program changes, regularly accessing and sharing information from these meetings and other cloud-based group platforms with team (including Confluence, Slack, ServiceNow, HealthPro Portal, and other tools).

Data Management

  • Oversee and supervise data entry team and validation to ensure accuracy, quality and compliance of data collection process.
  • Maintain master files for clinical research protocols.
    Ensure quality of data submitted from study sites and assure timely submission of data.

Education

  • Provide assistance, training and supervision for research coordinators.
  • Train new staff in preparation and implementation of protocol.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years related research experience; OR, Eight or more years related research experience implementing clinical research protocols including clinical trials and/or cohort studies; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
  • Three or more years of supervisory experience.

*Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License with acceptable driving record by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area
  • Desire to serve a lively and diverse research community.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem­-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and team­-building.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a wide range of people at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to accommodate and respond to shifting priorities and multiple, demanding projects, in a manner that is effective and efficient.
  • Ability to work on matters of high sensitivity and confidentiality with both diplomacy and discretion.
  • Demonstrated technical experience working on shared collaboration work-spaces and utilizing web-based communication or research tools.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $80,000 - $90,000 Annually, Depending on Experience
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21965
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Human Resources
COMPHX-HRServices@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 08/11/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 08/21/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.


Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).


References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/21048

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Please confirm that you understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
    • I understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years related research experience; OR, Eight or more years related research experience implementing clinical research protocols including clinical trials and/or cohort studies; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have three or more years of supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Will you possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License upon employment?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents