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The Center for Brain Health and Memory Disorders in the Department of Neurosciences is developing a new initiative to mitigate modifiable risk factors of Alzheimer's disease (AD). This initiative will bring together experts from both within Neurosciences and across the campus to teach participants about modifiable risk factors such as poor sleep, inadequate exercise, loneliness etc. We will initially develop a research project comparing an educational platform in isolation with other, more personalized interventions. This novel and innovative program will involve interactions with faculty in the school of medicine as well as several other departments, there will be a strong research element requiring grant and manuscript writing, and outreach and education component requiring knowledge of AD and brain health and effective communication to both the lay public and scientific communities.
The Clinical Research Operations Manager will have several roles in the development, and later implementation of the program. He or she will assist the principal investigators in communicating with affiliated faculty, support the administration of the program which will involve technology (websites, wearables, apps etc). He or she will help develop the initial research platform including regulatory aspects. The job will also involve outreach and education both across the campus and in the community.
With a mix of responsibilities across the development of this clinical research platform, we expect a highly organized, knowledgeable individual, with experience working in brain health and AD. While the program is currently quite new, it is well funded and hence we expect quick expansion, which will allow the incumbent in this role to hire further staff who he or she will oversee.
Applies extensive knowledge of clinical research protocols and processes to design research projects of large scope and high degrees of complexity.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Five or more years of high-level clinical research experience managing programs and projects.
Advanced knowledge of clinical research practices and philosophy, and ability to apply knowledge and skills to recommend improvements in methodology. Advanced knowledge of regulatory requirements.
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills including experience with providing work direction, delegating tasks, employee selection, incentive awards, discipline, training, and evaluation. Ability to improve staff work relationship, enhance team communication, and ensure collaborative achievement in a work unit.
Advanced ability to effectively lead one or more projects with competing to meet the demands of a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Adaptable to quickly changing priorities.
In depth critical thinking skills to evaluate issues and identify a potential solution. Creatively addresses complex or new problems.
Advanced communication skills; including verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills. Clear and concise communicator.
Advanced interpersonal skills, including but not limited to: problem-solving, teamwork development, leadership with other team members. Works well with others to achieve common goals.
Proven ability to perform all commonly applicable functions in word processing and spreadsheet software. Advanced knowledge of clinical information and documentation application programs. Proven ability utilizing clinical trial management systems.
In depth ability to work collaboratively with other cross-functional teams. In depth ability to interface, collaborate and influence/persuade other members of an extended study team.
Ability to work with staff to aid with recruitment goals, both in use of current software and serving as a liaison with subjects as necessary
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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