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25 Jan 2024

Full-Time Visiting Director of Clinical Research Operations – Vitoux Program on Aging and Prevention

University of Illinois Chicago – Posted by paprzyca Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Visiting Director of Clinical Research Operations – Vitoux Program on Aging and Prevention


Hiring Department: Department of Medicine

Location:  Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1022810

Posting Close Date: 02/09/2024

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary
This position will manage clinical research operations and clinical research staff and ensure effective oversight and coordination of clinical research for the Vitoux Program on Aging and Prevention, which includes approximately $20 million NIH and other highly competitive large federal research funding. Additional responsibilities include oversight of the day-to-day operations, regulatory compliance, strategic development, site management and monitoring of clinical and translational research operations. This program includes a T32 Postdoctoral Training Grant and multiple highly complex randomized clinical trials.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review and assess research protocols; Determine long and short-term resource (personnel, materials, space, etc.) requirements for clinical and translational research projects to ensure efficient use of resources. Assist PI with budgetary forecasts for functional group expenses (operating and capital).
  • Monitor progress of all clinical research projects/trials on an ongoing basis relative to established timelines and key milestones. Ensure that delays are identified and communicated to PIs and functional group staff. Participate in and facilitate efforts to implement appropriate interventions across functional groups to meet timelines.
  • Identify operational problems, issues, obstacles, and barriers across all projects based on input from research staff, PIs, and sponsors; communicate patterns and trends; and participate in and support efforts to develop and implement process/system improvements.
  • Serve as point of contact for Principal Investigators, research coordinators, and auditors to answer questions, resolve problems, advise, and prepare/negotiate agreements.
  • Monitor expenditure of funds relative to budgetary targets for all clinical research on an ongoing basis. Ensure that variances are identified and communicated to appropriate personnel. Facilitate efforts to implement appropriate interventions.
  • Develop and implement orientation programs for new research staff as well as ongoing training, continuing education, and professional development.
  • Work with PIs to identify research staff, space and material resources required for each clinical research project and across all projects to ensure appropriate assignment/availability of research staff.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at internal and external meetings on behalf of the population Vitoux Program and Principal Investigator.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Assist in hiring, training, developing, and managing staff to ensure that qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.






Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in health science, social science, data science, or related fields is  required.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in clinical research with at least 5 of those years in clinical research trial management.
  • Advanced knowledge of scientific and research concepts and regulations is required.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.








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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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