Program Director of Network for Clinical Research & Training, and Sr. Research Associate
The Director of the Network for Clinical Research and Training (NCRT) is a member of the Division of Research & Graduate Programs leadership team and coordinates closely with the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Medical Student Research and the Assistant Dean for Research Administration.
The Director of NCRT supports the clinical and translational research activities for the College of Medicine (CoM), the NCRT activities associated with the University of Florida-Florida State University Clinical and Translational Science Award, and medical student research at regional campuses.
The Director of NCRT reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, and is responsible for the following:
Overseeing the operations of the NCRT team, which includes four clinical research coordinators. The NCRT currently has offices at FSU’s main CoM campus in Tallahassee and at the Orlando regional CoM campus, with planned expansion to all six regional campuses.
Managing NCRT’s role in the UF-FSU Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) project, including overseeing the integration of NCRT services with the University of Florida’s (UF’s) Clinical and Translational Science Institute services; managing and providing research support and REDCap services to CTSA-affiliated investigators; and collaborating with and supporting FSU CSTA cores including Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design/Informatics, Translational Workforce Development, and Community Engagement.
Assisting the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Medical Student Research in the development of relationships with regional deans and their clerkship faculty to support medical student research activities. This effort will increase the number of research faculty mentors working with medical students conducting research across the state.
Ensuring ongoing development of SOPs to standardize research processes across CoM, including those for quality assurance monitoring for assigned research studies.
Supporting the development of clinical research infrastructure for CoM clinical services and research centers.
Assisting with maintaining and expanding clinical research training and education activities with interdisciplinary research collaborators, research partnerships with community partners, FSU colleges, and other organizations, including other units across FSU engaged in clinical research activities.
Must be effective in setting and meeting short and long-term goals, with multiple project tasks ongoing simultaneously.
Ability to anticipate problems relating to projects and to develop and implement solutions.
Strong knowledge of research regulatory processes.
Ability to cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and peers.
Skill in preparing clear and concise reports, correspondences, and other written materials.
Strong planning, organizational, and presentation capabilities.
Excellent follow-through and problem-solving skills.
Strong staff coaching and management skills.
Experience with applicable computer applications and basic computer functions, including Microsoft Word and Excel or equivalent software.
A valid Florida or Georgia Driver's License or the ability to obtain prior to hire.
Master's degree from an accredited institution with a demonstrated record of academic research achievement, or BA/BS and 10 years of experience in a health-related field. (Note: higher education is substitutable.)
Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the research industry including academic institutions and the pharma/device industry, as well as a strong network within the national research societies such as SoCRA and/or ACRP.
Experience directing or managing teams.
Experience in clinical research services, such as IRB submissions, regulatory support, including FDA regulations, study implementation, and quality assurance monitoring.
Experience using Microsoft Access