Associate Director for Clinical Education

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA


Posted: 05-May-24

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Salary: Open

Internal Number: 279734

Vacancy ID: NF0008108

Position Summary/Description:

The UNC Department of Pediatrics is recruiting an Associate Director for Clinical Education to enhance the Department's Pediatric Clinical Research Unit within the Children's Research Institute and to provide high-level direction of new and existing clinical research efforts. This position will work under the direction of the Clinical Trials Director of the Peds (DOP) CRU and will also work closely with the administrative and scientific directors of the CRI, the UNC DOP central administrative group, and pediatric and adult faculty researchers. This position will work with existing sponsors to maintain long-term relationships and forge new relationships with industry and federal organizations with the intention of growing clinical research performed within Pediatrics at UNC
The primary purpose of this role is to serve as part of the Leadership Team within Pediatric Clinical Research Unit with a focus on Clinical Education within clinical research. The primary responsibility for this role will be the development of a clinical education training curriculum for CRU and Department clinical research coordinators. This role will serve as the subject matter expert and will serve as the point of contact for clinical training related to the medical diagnosis and associated considerations for care in the scope of clinical research. Responsibilities may also involve expanding clinical research at UNC by building relationships to amass subjects, addressing marketing and public relations with research sponsors of all types to add clinical projects, ensuring quality improvement, as well as organizing core resources and staff.

Education and Experience:

Candidates who are Certified Clinical Research Professionals (CCRP) and have at least five years of experience managing clinical research are preferred.
This position is best fit for an individual with:
  • Significant knowledge and experience with academic research, including funding mechanisms and opportunities, identifying research study needs, proposal development, regulatory and IRB compliance policies, and methods of presentation of research results. 
  • Familiarity with academic research structures and health care organizations. 
  • Demonstrated relationship-building skills. 
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to communicate complicated issues effectively. 
  • The ability to work simultaneously on several activities and handle multiple demands with efficiency and professionalism.

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