Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine:


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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
This position will direct, oversee, and strategically manage scientific, financial and administrative aspects of for Duke Department of Surgery’s 1000 Patient Project (1000 PP) and Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i) together with the Director of Research Administration and the Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Surgery.


Work Performed

  • Organize and facilitate the 1000 Patient Project teams, including the Vice Chair of Research, the Surgery CRU, the Surgery Substrate Services Core, and the Duke Division of Translational Bioinformatics to provide centralized, ongoing oversight to fall activities related to the 1000 PP based on objectives and goals of the project as identified by Research and Department senior leadership.
  • Organize and facilitate the Clinical Implementation and CoordinationofSC2i project teams, including Chair of Surgery for Duke Department of Surgery, consortium Physician Lead, and consortium clinical research coordinators.
  • Oversee the day-to-day funds flow and budget for the 1000PP and SC2i, provide monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and projections for the project, working closely and collaboratively with the director of finance for the Department of Surgery.
  • Establish and maintain procedures and guidelines for patient recruitment, sample collection, and data management for the1000PP and SC2i.
  • Oversee implementation of site-level and consortium-level Standard Operating Procedures, Standard Operating Guidelines, and workflows management for SC2i projects.
  • Provide direct oversight for the Clinical Research Coordinator team and the Clinical Data Manager team to ensure regulatory compliance of the 1000PP and SC2i.
  • Provide oversight of all aspects of patient recruitment, enrollment, and data collection. Work closely with the Surgical Biorepository staff to ensure efficient tracking, storage, and routing of all patient samples.
  • Provide ongoing assurance that samples and clinical data are properly linked and accurately identified.
  • Interface with the Central Data Repository teams, DCRI and RENCI forSC2i and the Translational Bioinformatics team for the 1000PP, to provide strategic guidance for maintaining the architecture and informing revisions.
  • Manage project communication, set standards, and report out on all constituents’ progression action items.
  • Lead all outreach and educational activities related to the 1000PP and SC2i.
  • Ensure and guarantee privacy, confidentiality in support of potentially sensitive experimental data.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Additional training in Project Management or related training is desired.


Two years of experience in project management, with increasing scope and independence.  OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE




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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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