Assistant Research Program Director (ARPD)

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
July 14, 2028
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Posting Information

Department Med-Pulmonary-411480

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 06/30/2023 Application Deadline 07/14/2028 Open Until Filled Yes Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Working Title Assistant Research Program Director (ARPD) Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research Position Number 20057220 Vacancy ID NF0007134 Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent FTE 1 Hours per week 40 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Commensurate upon qualifications Proposed Start Date 07/17/2023

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding. OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond. Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team- oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce. Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary

The Assistant Research Program Director (ARPD) will be responsible for overseeing functions related to enrollment of human subjects on studies supported by the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. The research unit within the division is organized into multiple pods (small groups) of coordinators depending on the size and complexity of the portfolio. Staff in each pod report directly to the Research Program Director. The ARPD reports directly to the Research Program Director. The ARPD is responsible for ensuring standardization across pods of coordinators, implementation of best practices, human resources management, and working with department and school offices to ensure compliance and reporting needs are met.

Duties Include: Manage Clinical Research Coordinator Pods: This position will oversee 2-3 clinical research pods within the division. This involves providing direction, guidance, and support to the clinical research coordinator teams in each pod. The ARPD will ensure pods operate efficiently, adhere to best practices, and maintain a high level of performance. Enrollment of Human Subjects: Supervise functions related to human subjects enrollment on research studies conducted at UNC and UNC Health network entity locations. Ensure proper procedures and protocols are followed, coordinate with study teams and investigators and maintain compliance. Project and anticipate staffing needs. Manage hiring, selection, and training of staff to ensure pods are fully staffed. Train, onboard, and supervise research staff. Provide guidance and training to team leads of assigned pods. Capture metrics as requested by department and school and report metrics to department and school of medicine. Personnel management. Leadership in change management. Assist pods with all aspects of study start-up, implementation, and close-out of multiple complex clinical trials. Ensure studies are compliant with all applicable laws and regulations regarding research with human subjects. Develop standard operating procedures for the division that are compliant with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies, including IRB, FDA, GCP, and HIPAA; as well as with UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Health, and UNC Clinical Research Support Office policies. Ensure SOPs are compliant with all applicable UNG- Chapel Hill AND UNC Health policies on research and compliance, environmental safety and health, privacy, and data security.

Monitor and meet research study milestones (such as recruitment and data collection). Organize various communications, meetings, conference calls. Provide reports to the investigative team. Handle and reconcile research participant study payments. Modify, maintain, renew IRB and other regulatory documentation as needed. The role will involve extensive coordination of work and effort and ensuring effective communications within UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Health network entity locations, and key stakeholders (sponsors, UNC offices, investigators, etc.).

The Lead Investigators and Research Program Director will provide overall direction of the projects; however, the ARPD is expected to direct the day-to- day operations and to exercise considerable independent judgment and decision- making to manage the studies and staff.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience coordinating investigational drug and/or device studies.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience with research in pulmonary diseases. Experience leading effective teams.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Department Contact Name and Title Rhonda Nord

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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