SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM LEADER I
Company: Duke Clinical Research Institute
Posted on: September 20, 2023
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
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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