Director Mentored Scholars Program for Clinical-Translational Research

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC
Omaha, NE
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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Director Mentored Scholars Program for Clinical-Translational Research GENERAL REQUISITION INFORMATION

EEO Statement: UNMC is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Location Omaha, NE Requisition Number: 2023-196 Department Vice Chancellor for Research 50002601 Business Unit(College/Institute) Vice Chancellor for Research FTE: TBD Reg-Temp Academic - TBD Work Schedule 8 hours per week Requisition Category Research - Academic Requisition Title Director Mentored Scholars Program for Clinical-Translational Research Job Title/Academic Rank Director Mentored Scholars Program for Clinical-Translational Research Additional Requisition Title Appointment Type N1 - REG ADMIN SALARIED Salary Range Salary Commensurate with Experience Job/EEO Category Faculty Job Requisition Begin Date 06/09/2023 Position Qualification

Position Summary General Position DescriptionThe Director of the Mentored Scholars Program for Clinical-Translational Research (MSP-CTR) is responsible for the overall administration and management of the MSP-CTR graduate training program which includes recruitment of new Scholars, admission and retention, curriculum, evaluation, marketing and the website, as well as representing the program at the Graduate Council. The MSP-CTR program was established in 2007 with the goal of developing early career UNMC faculty, who are interested in receiving formal education to become a funded, clinical translational research (CTR) investigator. The MSP-CTR program is a degree seeking program (MS and PhD) as a subplan under the Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) graduate program at UNMC.

Organizational Relationships The Director of MSP-CTR reports to the Vice Chancellor of Research at UNMC and receives a stipend for their service. The Director is a member of the Graduate Council Committee at UNMC, which meets monthly, and bi-annually with the MSP-CTR internal advisory committee to discuss program and curricular needs.Responsibilities of the Position* Serves as the administrator of the MSP-CTR Program* Oversees all aspects of the program:
  • recruitment, admissions, curriculum, evaluation, monitors website
  • point person to trouble shoot issues related to the program.
  • supervises the work of the MSP-CTR administrator
  • works with the assistant director of the MSP-CTR.
  • advertises for the program, answers questions and contacts prospective candidates individually, in section/department meetings or other opportunities to describe the program.

* Reviews, interviews, and helps select Scholars on an annual basis
  • oversees the interview process, which is a competitive once a year application with a goal of 5-7 scholars/class.
  • orients scholars and mentors to the MSP program
  • approves committee chairs and members to serves on MS and PhD committees
* Helps identify mentors for the MSP-CTR candidates or Scholars,* Represents the MSP-CTR program on graduate council (monthly meetings).
  • participates in assigned task forces and other requests from graduate council (e.g., review new courses, develop new procedures),
  • Prepares 5 year annual review for the MSP program as part of the MSIA program for UNMC Graduate College.
* Participates as faculty of record in CTR 901/903 seminar course
  • Recruits faculty and staff at UNMC to participate in the CTR 901 and 903 seminar series with expertise in different aspects of CTR research.
* Collaborates with faculty and administrative personnel within UNMC to develop clinical and translational methods to support the program.* Directs and participates in the annual Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training developed for trainees that have a focus on CTR and that is required for all MSP-CTR scholars.* Meets at least annually with VCR to inform the VCR (or (Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research) of approved Scholar projects requesting funding, Scholar applicants and any program changes Required Qualifications
  • Terminal degree in a Health Science Area
  • Academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor
  • Expertise in any type of clinical or clinical-translational research with experience in research methods, grant applications, federal grant funding and mentorship and/or professional development
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, managerial skills, creativity, ability to make timely decisions, collaborative effectively, be open to the ideas of others, and constructive feedback
Supplemental Qualifications Working Environment & Physical Requirements WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The information provided below best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Office environment Other working environment Position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, hearing, reading, reasoning, analyzing, communicating. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

Bending, stooping, twisting Occasionally Crawling Occasionally Driving Occasionally Kneeling Occasionally Reaching Occasionally Sitting Occasionally Standing Occasionally Squatting Occasionally Walking Occasionally EXPOSURES

Atmospheric No Blood/body fluids No Chemical hazards No Working on or around moving machinery No Electrical current No Noise No Changes of temperature/humidity No Wear PPE No Work with laboratory animals No Radiation Operating hand/power tools No If you answered yes to any area above, please explain Hand/Wrists

Fine Manipulation NA Repetitive Motion NA Grasping NA If you selected any area above, please explain Addtional

Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description. EEO Statement EEO Statement

EEO Statement The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. UNMC is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included. UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNMC complies with all local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
  2. Resume
Requisition Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a terminal degree (PhD, MD, DDS, Pharm D, or DNP)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you currently a UNMC employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Careerlink
    • Employee Referral
    • HERC
    • Indeed
    • Job Fair
    • Lincoln Journal Star
    • Linkedin
    • Omaha World Herald
    • UNMC Job Site
    • Facebook
    • NEWorks
    • Handshake
    • Other
  4. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.
    (Open Ended Question)

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