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Company: Duke Clinical Research Institute
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

This Position is Fully Grant Funded

School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Scientific Program Leader I

Centers for Research of Emerging Infectious Disease Coordinating Center (CREID-CC)

Duke Human Vaccine Institute

The Scientific Program Leader I will be primarily responsible for managing programmatic aspects of the Centers for Emerging Infectious Diseases Coordinating Center (CREID-CC). This program consists of over 100 clinical and research sites around the globe studying bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections with the potential to become the next pandemic. This position will report directly to the Duke CREID-CC Program Lead with deliverables to the CREID-Network.

In addition to primary responsibilities for the CRIED-CC program, this position will also have reporting and deliverable responsibilities for additional grants and contracts within the DHVI portfolio. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


CREID-CC specific:

Collaborate with Program Management Leadership, Principal Investigators, and Finance Administration to:

Participate in regular and ad hoc meetings with global investigators and their technical teams to review emerging infectious disease outbreaks, plan program responses, and proactively monitor results:

  • Identify and analyze CREID program needs in terms of technical performance at each site, help identify gaps in technical capabilities across the CREID network and assist with determining potential solutions that are within scope and responsive to sponsor feedback.
  • Proactively communicate regularly with CREID collaborators to refine specific needs, discuss potential solutions, and track results. Provide regular and accurate reports of needs identified, solutions reviewed, solutions selected, next steps, and activity updates.
  • Evaluate project effectiveness, develop risk management plans and provide warnings of serious deviations or variations that may compromise programmatic deliverables.

    Coordinate regular working group activities, including speaker line up, agendas, notes and action item tracking, finalize and archive records;
    Monitor and control resources, including budgets, staff, and timelines to ensure all activities remain within scope, within budget, and on time;
    Draft and collate technical and budget inputs for supplementary funding;
    Track monthly activities for appropriate invoicing to the prime awardee and sponsor.
    Assist with management of external communication platforms, such as the CREID website, dashboard, and other tracking platforms.
    Collaborate with DHVI Agreements Manager and external collaborators to initiate, monitor, amend, and renew Material Transfer Agreements, Technology Transfer agreements, and other agreements pertinent to the CREID network.
    Assist with creating iterative surveys. Collect, analyze, and interpret data.
    Serve as backup meeting facilitator as needed.

    DHVI Portfolio specific:

    Under the direction of Program Management Leadership, monitor budgets, burn rates, projections, and total effort. Provide accurate updates in written and oral formats.
    Plan and assist with facilitating cross-functional project team meetings. Develop detailed Gantt charts, project workflows, task lists, work effort assessment, and short and long-term resource allocation plans based on input from all key players and team members.
    Draft and edit scientific documents related to grant and contract management, including advisory board reports, milestone reporting, slide presentations, etc. Interface with PIs and multiple functional teams to complete these requirements.
    Perform other programmatic duties as assigned by DHVI Leadership to promote the DHVI portfolio of grants and contracts.


    Completion of a Bachelor's degree in basic science, public health, clinical research or another related scientific field.


    Four years of program management and/or research experience. Experience in Biotech/Biopharma/Clinical Trials/GMP is strongly preferred. Additional training in project management or related training desired. Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

    Must have a demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, simultaneously work on multiple projects, meet deadlines and communicate effectively. Must be effective interacting with collaborators both in person and virtually, including conference calls, emails, and WebEx. An advanced degree may be substituted for the experience requirement.
    Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

    Nearest Major Market: Durham

    Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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Keywords: Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham , SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM LEADER I, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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