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Associate Director (Neurology)

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Posted Job Title
Associate Director (Neurology)

Job Profile Title
Associate Director D

Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Research within the Department of Neurology, the Associate Director will play an integral role in the successful development, implementation, and advancement of the programmatic initiatives of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Research Initiative and directing Penn's NeuroNext projects. The Associate Director will be instrumental in enhancing and evolving the center's clinical research activities, including overseeing on all aspects of project development and implementation for the 4 principal investigators of the center. The Associate Director will oversee clinical research coordinators, research assistants, and students to ensure appropriate onboarding, ongoing study-specific training, and data collection and integrity. The Associate Director will work closely will collaborating sites and the Neurology grants/businesses offices. to facilitate successful launch of multi-institutional studies, including those for which Penn serves as the IRB of record.

This position will be responsible for:
  • Defining center goals, articulating priorities and setting standards to identify opportunities for implementing major as well as subsidiary goals, to direct their realization, and to overcome impediments to their achievement.
  • Working with center and department leadership to ensure that the appropriate infrastructure and quality systems are in place to support TBI research trials
  • Overseeing a staff of 6-8 clinical research coordinators, research assistants, and students to ensure appropriate training on research protocols, adherence to regulatory guidance, successful implementation of study protocols, and support of study participants. Ensure the conduct of clinical studies in conformance with Good Clinical Practices (GCP), International Conference of Harmonization (ICH) Guidelines, and Penn Standard Operating Procedures. This position serves as a senior administrative liaison between investigators, clinical research projects and clinical research support staff.
  • Collaborating with principal investigators to develop fundable ideas, create budgets, write and submit proposals.
  • Anticipating timelines, analyzing requirements to accomplish major and minor projects, organizing and delegating tasks to center staff, follow through to completion of a broad range of complex projects conducted with collaborators both internal and external to Penn.
  • Leading and overseeing the post-award management of the group's multi-million dollar portfolio of research grants awarded by the federal government, private foundations, internal Penn sources, clinical partners and others, and management of grants from Principal Investigators to create a consolidated budget enabling growth of the group's research infrastructure and ensuring all salaries and expenses are allocated appropriately.
  • Developing recruitment strategies. Screening and interviewing candidates for staff openings. Interviewing references, making hiring recommendations, and onboarding new hires.
  • Strategic communications and collaborations including development and oversight of the group's website(s) and institutional relationships between the center and internal/external research partners around the world.
  • Overseeing grant applications and interacting with funding administrators and the University Business Office.
  • Proficient in EPIC, Penn Financial Systems (BEN Financials, BusinessObjects), Microsoft Office

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Research within the Department of Neurology, the Associate Director will play an integral role in the successful development, implementation, and advancement of the programmatic initiatives of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Research Initiative and directing Penn's NeuroNext projects. The Associate Director will be instrumental in enhancing and evolving the center's clinical research activities, including overseeing on all aspects of project development and implementation for the 4 principal investigators of the center. The Associate Director will oversee clinical research coordinators, research assistants, and students to ensure appropriate onboarding, ongoing study-specific training, and data collection and integrity. The Associate Director will work closely will collaborating sites and the Neurology grants/businesses offices. to facilitate successful launch of multi-institutional studies, including those for which Penn serves as the IRB of record.

    This position will be responsible for:
  • Defining center goals, articulating priorities and setting standards to identify opportunities for implementing major as well as subsidiary goals, to direct their realization, and to overcome impediments to their achievement.
  • Working with center and department leadership to ensure that the appropriate infrastructure and quality systems are in place to support TBI research trials
  • Overseeing a staff of 6-8 clinical research coordinators, research assistants, and students to ensure appropriate training on research protocols, adherence to regulatory guidance, successful implementation of study protocols, and support of study participants. Ensure the conduct of clinical studies in conformance with Good Clinical Practices (GCP), International Conference of Harmonization (ICH) Guidelines, and Penn Standard Operating Procedures. This position serves as a senior administrative liaison between investigators, clinical research projects and clinical research support staff.
  • Collaborating with principal investigators to develop fundable ideas, create budgets, write and submit proposals.
  • Anticipating timelines, analyzing requirements to accomplish major and minor projects, organizing and delegating tasks to center staff, follow through to completion of a broad range of complex projects conducted with collaborators both internal and external to Penn.
  • Leading and overseeing the post-award management of the group's multi-million dollar portfolio of research grants awarded by the federal government, private foundations, internal Penn sources, clinical partners and others, and management of grants from Principal Investigators to create a consolidated budget enabling growth of the group's research infrastructure and ensuring all salaries and expenses are allocated appropriately.
  • Developing recruitment strategies. Screening and interviewing candidates for staff openings. Interviewing references, making hiring recommendations, and onboarding new hires.
  • Strategic communications and collaborations including development and oversight of the group's website(s) and institutional relationships between the center and internal/external research partners around the world.
  • Overseeing grant applications and interacting with funding administrators and the University Business Office.
  • Proficient in EPIC, Penn Financial Systems (BEN Financials, BusinessObjects), Microsoft Office

    Position is dependent upon funding.

    Qualifications
    Bachelor's Degree with 5-7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

    Working Conditions
    Office, library, computer room; Alternative work schedules

    Physical Effort
    Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less; Typically standing or walking; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping

    Job Location - City, State
    Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaManager Research Project B

    Department / School
    Perelman School of Medicine

    Pay Range
    $61,046.00 - $95,972.00

    Affirmative Action Statement
    Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

    Special Requirements
    Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

    University Benefits
    • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
    • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
    • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
    • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
    • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
    • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
    • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
    • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
    • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
    • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
    • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
    • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.



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