CLINICAL TRIALS PROJECT LEADER II, DCRI Gov't & Networks * - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine:


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Position Summary: 

Develop, coordinate, and implement research and administrative strategies essential to the successful management of phase II, III and/or IV clinical trials research projects conducted by principal investigator(s) at Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI); perform a variety of duties involved in the organization, documentation and compilation of clinical research data.


Experience as a Clinical Trials Project Manager overseeing multi-center clinical trials including project budgeting experience is highly preferred.

Position Responsibilities:


Project Management
Recommend guidelines and refinement of guidelines in the collection of clinical data and administration of clinical trials; assist in the determination of guidelines for new protocols.
Develops improvement in processes to increase efficiencies.
Innovates and adapts research processes and guidelines including designs, methods and data.
Consistently provides new perspectives to issues


Problem Resolution
Anticipates and addresses simple or complex operational problems at any study phase.
As part of the problem solving process, recognizes and considers the long-term benefits, risks and consequences of different solutions to the project and other project team members (including sub-study personnel, sponsors and subcontractors).
Recognizes when issues need to be escalated to senior management in a timely manner.
Proposes resolutions and leads these initiatives with assistance as needed
Demonstrates a flexible and adaptable problem-solving approach to the operational needs of projects and all project team members (including sponsors and subcontractors).
Team Management
Consistently recognizes the contributions of other team members.
Exhibits inclusive approach to decision making and goal setting processes.
Fosters group ownership of and enthusiasm for project.
Assigns specifics tasks in order to challenge team members while encouraging professional growth.  Follows-up routinely with feedback and encouragement.
Financial Management
Proactively finds operational efficiencies in order to increase return on sales.
Proactively changes resource utilization accordingly to the demands of the project to ensure efficient personnel utilization.
Independently interprets and acts upon project-specific financial reports.
Considers financial implications of different decisions and operational strategies.


Communication Skills
Appropriately exhibits persuasive communication skills to enhance the likelihood of building commitment and buy-in.
Establishes, builds, and fosters relations with influential decision makers both internal and external.
Conveys difficult information diplomatically.
Exhibits ability to adapt communication style and approach to circumstances, particularly when addressing concerns or proposing a solution.


Organizational Leadership
Actively participates on non-research project initiatives.


Identifies and follows through on opportunities for self-improvement

Minimum Qualifications



Work requires graduation from an accredited degree program providing clinical training as a Registered Nurse (RN), Physician’s Assistant (PA) or Pharmacist plus three years of healthcare experience, or one of the following equivalents:


1. Completion of an allied health degree (e.g., Respiratory Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Licensed Practical Nurse) plus a minimum of six years healthcare experience; or
2. Completion of a master’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration or a related area with two years directly related clinical trials research experience; o
3. Completion of a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of four years directly related experience in clinical trials research;
4. Completion of a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years closely related experience.


Experience overseeing multi-center clinical trials including project budgeting experience.  Highly preferred.

**State of North Carolina license may be required. **



None required beyond that described above.




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Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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