Program Director, Research Education & Training

Employer
Duke University
Location
Durham County, NC
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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Sector
Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education
*This Position is Grant Funded*
*School of Medicine: *

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create *Duke Health*. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

*Occupational Summary*
The Duke Office of Physician-Scientist Development (OPSD), administratively positioned within the Duke School of Medicine's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), provides services and programs to support physician-scientists, physician-scientist trainees, and students. The mission of OPSD is empowering physician-scientists to launch successful research careers. In addition to initiatives developed by OPSD under the direction of the Associate Dean of Physician-Scientist Development and executive staff, the OPSD coordinates multiple programs and initiatives falling under several grants, such as the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Physician Scientist Institutional Award, the COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists collaborative, and various NIH awards.

Reporting to the Director of the Office of Physician-Scientist Development under the Associate Dean of Physician-Scientist Development, the Program Director will provide administrative direction for research education and training initiatives within the purview of the OPSD, with special emphasis on summer undergraduate & medical student research programs, post-baccalaureate programs, mentorship programs, professional development seminars and symposia, and junior faculty support programs. The OPSD Program Director will be responsible for working with the staff and faculty leadership to manage processes related to the recruitment, selection, matching, training, and tracking of students and trainees in OPSD-sponsored programs.

Duties related to complementary efforts within the OPSD and inter and intra-institutional collaborations will also be within the purview of this position, which will be housed in the Duke Office of Physician-Scientist Development.

*Work Performed*

* Implement and manage new research education and training programs (summer research programs for undergraduates and medical students; post-baccalaureate programs); develop and document programmatic protocols, procedures and operating policies
* Manage OPSD Scholars Career Mentoring Program, pairing scholars with master mentors; staffing mentorship meetings and providing appropriate resource materials; and tracking outcomes of scholars
* Oversee the development and implementation of an annual research symposium, including budgeting, identification and scheduling of speakers, travel preparation, venue identification and communications, catering, coordinator with contributing partners, preparation or materials, tracking of activities, and preparation of lessons learned documentation
* In consultation with faculty, develop curriculum (topics & presenters) for monthly physician-scientist professional development series and for research education programs
* Manage junior faculty support programs, including the Fund to Retain Clinical Scientist at Duke - by overseeing requests for applications, review committee operations, award notifications, and scholar meetings, reports and communications
* Contribute to writing assignments for grant components, progress reports, newsletter articles, programmatic promotional materials, etc.
* Track metrics and evaluate outcomes of research education and training programs
* Manage task assignments to ensure programmatic success of assigned portfolio
* Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
*Required Qualifications at this Level*
Education/Training:
Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.

Experience:
Work requires the ability to plan and administer programs and direct program activities within a specific functional area, generally acquired through four years of related experience.
OR ANY OTHER EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

Skills:
Exceptional organizational and planning skills.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Skills using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems.
• Skills evaluating program performance, summarizing findings, communicating results, and forming an action plan.
• Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
• Familiarity with project management software, databases, Excel and website design and maintenance preferred.
• Proficient in the use of computer databases and PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
• Must have a demonstrated ability in efficiency and time management to work under pressure in regard to meeting regular, simultaneous deadlines for various individuals, organizations and institutions.
• A proven capability to work comfortably with physicians, administrators and other healthcare providers at all levels.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
*Essential Physical Job Functions*
Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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