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Senior Director - Position # TU-17888

Employer: Temple University
Posted: June 16, 2014
Expires: August 15, 2014
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Temple University Senior Director Position # TU-17888

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The Senior Director Clinical Research Development for the Temple Clinical Research Institute (TCRI) will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of a Temple Health clinical research stimulation program. Primary responsibilities will include research development, coordination and evaluation of the research application process, investigator training, technical assistance, and outreach & dissemination related to research development infrastructure activities. In addition, the Senior Director represents TCRI as a research development specialist in cross disciplinary investigations across TUHS and TU; identifies, develops, organizes and coordinates responsive research applications built on team science; provides consultation, direction, and support to all Clinical Departments in TUSM related to development of strategic response to available funding opportunities as well as investigative teams; contributes to organization, writing, and review of university-specific grant components, provides coordination of grant submission among multiple TU offices and schools/colleges; provides mentoring and oversight of research initiatives to junior faculty and trainees, including both individual and group venues; identifies an approach to stimulate development and coordination of multidisciplinary teams to respond to targeted funding opportunities; leverages the capability of a TUHS clinical electronic data tool, i2b2, to determine availability of specific patient populations as part of study development; develops a process to assure adequate subject recruitment, acceptable funding support, and appropriate personnel to conduct the specific investigation; provides a mechanism for early grant review to assure early application preparation, and availability of useful scientific critiques and an educational process for junior investigators; develops relationships with funding agency staff in order to negotiate research funding needs on behalf of principal investigators; establishes a clinical research website that provides access to all research tools and checklists; develops necessary boilerplate descriptions on website including institutional resources of TU, TUHS, TUSM, FCCC, data/computational systems and securities, electronic health record, community description and engagement programs; and establishes a policy and a `culture' within TUSM that supports a systematic grant preparation and submission process. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Doctoral Degree in basic or clinical science and a minimum of 10 years of experience in grant administration and finance. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge regarding general scientific and clinical research concepts. Familiarity with NIH grant application processes and research portfolio management. Ability to mentor and train junior faculty in research development and planning. Demonstrates the ability to adhere to the highest level of core values and beliefs and to act in line with those values; demonstrates respect for research integrity at any cost. Demonstration of exceptional written and oral communication skills. Proficiency in MS Office including Word and Excel. * Demonstrated ability to prioritize work well, focus on completion of tasks, and flexibility to sort tasks daily.


* Additional educational preparation in business and/or finance.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Temple University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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