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Coordinator, Research

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Coordinator, Research
Department Surgery (0702)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Department of Surgery is “The Place Where People Want to Be.” The Division of General Surgery is working as a collaborative umbrella uniting all research efforts to address several areas: research, training of trauma personnel, and presenting exception from informed consent and community consultation to all of Southern Arizona. The Research Coordinator, under direct supervision of Taylor Riall, MD, PhD, provides staff supervision and coordination of the inter-institutional collaborations and large multidisciplinary scientific programs that are coming together to increase access to general surgery and surgical oncology research in Southern Arizona.

This position administers complex scientific research programs and is also responsible for coordinating the timely submission of the competing and non-competing renewals of federally funded grants. The successful candidate will interact and collaborate with project investigators, advisors, university and federal administrators. The Research Coordinator is expected to assist with the planning and implementation of research programs to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with NIH and University requirements.

The University of Arizona Department of Surgery’s mission is to foster excellence in patient care, surgical education, research, and technical innovation. We strive to be leaders and role models of excellence, innovation, and caring in all that we do, and we are committed to train the next generation of surgeon leaders. Our actions exemplify our core values of compassion, integrity, respect, pursuit of knowledge, responsibility, and diversity.

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
  • Management of 24/7 research program and General Surgery/Surgical Oncology Research Specialists.
  • Manage and train all Department of Surgery Research Specialists to enroll in multidisciplinary trials for the department.
  • Lead coordination efforts for multiple clinical trials with multi investigators. Maintain partnerships with Department of Surgery, Department of Medicine for Neurosurgery and the College of Medicine.
  • Work with investigators to establish clinical trials that meet their interest and generate revenue to the department annually.
  • Assist research leadership team with development of SOPs for the University and continue to restructure the research coordinator group to support all clinical research professionals.
  • Assure compliance with policies of University, federal and community at large such as Human Subjects Committee to ensure that programs are in compliance with university, NIH regulations, and community standards.
  • Responsible for grant writing and research management including federal grants and national collaborative studies.
  • Facilitate communication among partnership units; including complex networks of consortiums; steering committees, internal advisory committee, executive committee, and all investigators.
  • Monitor budgets, prepare recommendations for budgetary allowances and meet with business office to ensure fiscal responsibility for research budgets.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field AND five years of directly related experience; OR, Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field AND six years of directly related experience; OR, a minimum of ten years combined education and research experience appropriate for the position.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of university procedures/policies regarding Sponsored Projects and IRB
  • Computer literate in all critical programs (Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and Publisher) and the aptitude to learn new software as necessary for grant writing, presentations, fiscal management and website/brochure creation
  • Grant writing and management skills in order to oversee NIH partnerships
  • Experience communicating with communities in Southern Arizona
  • Assists with the preparation of scientific manuscripts to publish results of research
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 DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22113
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Michelle Guevara
Coordinator, Personnel Affairs

Open Date 10/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 10/16/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
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 diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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. * Do you have a Master's degree in a relevant field AND five years of directly related experience; OR, a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field AND six years of directly related experience; OR, a minimum of ten years combined education and research experience appropriate for the position?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Statement of Research Interests