PBRN Associate Director

University of North Dakota   Grand Forks, ND   Full-time     Other
Posted on November 16, 2022
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Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN)

Associate Director position Purpose:
Conduct human subjects research in the Grand Forks clinical research unit and across the North and South Dakota-wide research network. This will involve a combination of patient recruitment, direct patient care, monitoring patient entry into research protocols across the network, monitoring site and investigator compliance with relevant regulations and protocols.
Manage the development and implementation of research protocols across the clinical research network and the practice-based research network, including helping to design multi-institutional research protocols, writing applications to both the UND IRB and tribal IRBs as required, preparing applications for and negotiating with the FDA and other relevant federal government authorities, negotiating affiliation agreements with institutions participating in the network and managing the budget for both the overall network and each individual study. This individual will also be responsible for developing local and network-wide policies and procedures that will include adverse event reporting, patient safety, and data safety and sharing protocols.
Train investigators and research support staff for the above. Supervise research support staff as required.

The primary purpose of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is to educate physicians and other health professionals and to enhance the quality of life in North Dakota. The primary purpose of the PBRN is to conduct and fund multi-institutional human studies that will benefit the people of North Dakota.

The main functions and mission of our research network fall into three categories:

Improve patient care by facilitating research and coordinating research in a planned clinical research unit
Managing the network of research protocols across the AICORN and its network of clinical research units, including helping to design multi-institutional research protocols, helping to write protocols for the IRB and FDA, negotiating affiliation agreements and managing budgets for such studies, monitoring patient entry into such protocols, monitoring compliance
Training of investigators and research support staff.

Position Benefits
Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, annual & sick leave in addition to 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Duties & Responsibilities
Conduct human subjects research in the Grand Forks clinical research unit and across the North and South Dakota-wide research network
Recruit patients into research protocols
Interact with stakeholders across the region
Conduct patient care for research
Develop systems to monitor patient enrollment and data recording
Monitor site and investigator compliance
Manage the development and implementation of research protocols across the clinical research network and the practice-based research network
Develop local and network-wide policies and procedures
Help design multi-institutional research protocols
Write and prepare applications
Manage a budget
Assist in statistical analysis and grant and manuscript preparation
Train investigators and research support staff. Supervise research support staff.

Required Competencies
Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments to consistently provide timely and accurate data and information.
Ability to interact in a flexible and positive manner with all contacts within the PBRN
Ability to make effective decisions
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others with energy and enthusiasm.
Openness to learning new skills.
Willingness and ability to work.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Ability to work with diverse groups.
Ability to ensure timely and accurate follow-up.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Requirements:
Master's degree.
Active independent RN license.
Minimum of 2 years clinical experience.
Minimum of 2 years administrative experience.
Experience managing large groups of people.
Successful criminal history check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with community engagement.
Experience with clinical research project management.
Experience with budget management.
Experience with information systems (i.e. REDCap)
UND and SMHS administrative, travel, accounting, purchasing, human resource, and affirmative action policies and procedures.
Knowledge of and experience with PeopleSoft software, forms, and procedures.
Experience with Adobe Acrobat and DocuSign.

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$85,000 / year; exempt; benefited; full-time

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm