Director Research Administration and Operations

Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center

The Administrative Director manages the NCI-designated shared resources supporting clinical research and lead initiatives to increase the quality and efficiency of the shared resources. The Administrative Director is responsible for the administrative direction of the core grant, core facilities and shared resources. The focus is primarily on the academic mission, but also has oversight responsibilities for administrative areas as noted above which cut across both the clinical and academic areas.

The shared resources include the Oncology Clinical Research Unit (Oncology CRU) which oversees clinical trial research, Cancer Protocol Committee, Monitoring of Clinical Trials, and Protocol-Specific Research Support. The CRU staff provides start-to-finish clinical trial services from protocol development, protocol review and monitoring, database management, patient registration, quality assurance, safety surveillance, regulatory oversight, compliance and staff education.

The Administrative Director will partner with the DCI Finance Office which provides pre- and post-award support to Oncology Investigators. The Administrative Director will have the overlying responsibility of providing structure and leadership for the Oncology CRU.

Represent Duke University at professional organizational meetings, conferences and symposiums. Serve in external leadership capacities within professional organizations. Provide management strategies that facilitate hospital/University partnerships.

Manage technology and compliance with Health System and School of Medicine requirements. Lead efforts to increase diversity of clinical trial populations through partnership with the DCI Office of Health Equity and Disparities. Work with University and Health System leadership to increase clinical trial accruals with specialized effort to increase the accruals of minorities and under-represented communities.

The position reports to the DCI Administrator and works closely with the Associate Director for Clinical Research, the Associate Director of Pediatric Oncology and the Clinical Director. It has significant supervisory responsibilities with the CRU department leaders and the Core Grant Manager reporting directly to this position.

The intent of this job description is to be representative of the level and the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities.

Work generally requires organizational, analytical and communication skills normally acquired through the completion of a bachelorís degree program. Masterís degree preferred.

Minimum seven years of progressive administrative experience, generally in a hospital, health care or similar service industry to become proficient in managing quality of care and financial performance over assigned hospital service line.

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