Exciting and unique job opportunity available at Emory University as an Associate Director--Research Projects. Under oversight and direction of manager, independently uses skills and knowledge to perform a broad range of scientific communications and project management activities focused on translational research at Winship. Responsible for research administrative support of precision oncology efforts at Winship and activities in the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN). Assists with communications projects ranging from grants and publications to marketing materials. Understands regulatory aspects of human subjects research. Assists with establishing and implementing a regulatory structure and protocol approval process for non-interventional research protocols involving utilization of human specimens and data for the Winship Cancer Institute.
Will be required to perform tasks related to the management of protocols for the central biobank, including Winship Cancer Institute’s Total Cancer Care (TCC) Program, a satellite protocol of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN) aimed to build a large-scale repository of biospecimens and associated clinical and genomic data to support cancer research activities. Functions as a regulatory liaison with the IRB, central shared resources and disease groups for research (non-therapeutic) protocols. Utilizes scientific knowledge to support research project and protocol development. May provide protocol writing, templates and regulatory consultation services through Winship shared resources. Willingness and flexibility to provide a broad range of administrative support activities to advance translational research programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, Psychology or a related discipline and five or more years of research/professional experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Effective writing, analytic, presentation and organizational skills. Experience managing and executing multiple projects and working with senior health policy makers and executives is preferred. Experience conducting focus groups.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD with a strong cancer biology research background and experience combined with interest in precision oncology, research administration and scientific communications.
Successful candidates will have deep familiarity with regulatory compliance for human subjects research in the non-therapeutic setting and proven scientific communications skills.