Madison, Wisconsin

Job Summary: The UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR, https://ictr.wisc.edu/ ) supports junior and senior researchers with tools, resources, and guidance to help them move their research findings from experimental settings into clinical and community practice ('translating' research into practice). Our programs provide the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists with formal training and other services: pilot project funding, study design assistance, biostatistical and biomedical informatics support, mentorship, help with disseminating research results, connections to other researchers, and help with effectively engaging with communities in research design and development. ICTR is establishing a new Protocol Development Program (PDP) to help investigators develop a comprehensive study plan and submit it for regulatory review (e.g., IRB, FDA). The Clinical Trial Navigator will serve as an initial point of contact for investigators seeking research development assistance, directing them to experts who can help in each step of the process, from feasibility assessment and statistical analysis to recruitment planning and regulatory approval. Importantly, the Navigator will also highlight opportunities and assistance available through ICTR and ICTR partners for recruiting study participants from historically underrepresented groups. This emphasis on inclusive study design and effective research partnerships with communities will be an essential component of the PDP and the Navigator role. The Navigator will report to the ICTR Director of Research Design and will play a foundational role in developing new PDP tools and processes to support investigators. This includes establishing and maintaining a network of experienced clinical trialists, assisting with developing and coordinating protocol development training sessions, developing checklists and reference materials related to protocol development, and collaborating with others in ICTR on new web-based resources that can be customized to an investigator's specific research needs. SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged. Responsibilities: Plans and coordinates the administrative, operational, outreach and promotional activities related to research studies that may be collaborative and independent. Serves as a subject matter expert. 20% Coordinates the daily activities and contracts related to one or more research program(s) 15% Assists in the development, coordination, and facilitation of trainings and workshops for internal and external audiences to disseminate research program developments and information 15% Plans, develops, and implements processes and protocols to support research aims 10% Serves as a unit liaison and subject matter expert among internal and external stakeholder groups, collaborates across disciplines and functional areas, provides program information, and promotes the accomplishments and developments of scholars and research initiatives 5% Monitors program budget(s) and approves unit expenditures 15% Develops policies, procedures, and institutional agreements on behalf of the program 15% Develop and maintain communication tools and templates (with a focus on website delivery) for assisting investigators with research design, processes, and protocols 5% Participate in a variety of committees and program meetings, and work with department research grant offices to identify research teams and studies that require protocol development assistance spanning single-site and multi-site research venues Institutional Statement on Diversity: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion Education: Preferred Bachelor's Degree Qualifications: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: -Minimum of 2 years of experience in conducting or coordinating research. -Minimum of 2 years of project management experience (coordinating, facilitating, tracking and communicating the activities of a project or program). -Experience creating guidance documents, templates, checklists, or other communication tools that support an activity or process. -Strong attention to detail and deadlines. -Exceptional interpersonal skills, including excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills. -Strong customer service orientation. -Proactive problem solving and planning. -Demonstrated team-oriented work style that involves active listening and effective conflict resolution. -Experience and commitment to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity. Preferred Skills, Experience, Qualifications: -Experience facilitating or assisting with research study design related to clinical trials, biomedical research, social science, or related fields. -Experience in developing recruitment strategies for integrating underrepresented populations in research. -Experience planning and coordinating in person and/or virtual trainings or educational sessions -Experience using website content management tools, e.g., WordPress or Drupal. -Experience working with diverse study teams and/or participants COVID-19 Considerations: UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086 . Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information. Work Type: Full Time: 100% This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location. Appointment Type, Duration: Ongoing/Renewable Salary: Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Additional Information: The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position. ICTR programs build capacity in translational science by training and mentoring the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists; providing investigators and clinicians with the critical research supports that leverage data and technology; and disseminating disruptive innovations to improve healthcare practice. Community engagement and the impact of our programs on health equity and health disparities are a pivotal lens for our work. ICTR Mission: We discover, translate & disseminate interventions to improve health & health care. ICTR Core Values: Inclusivity, Leadership, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Communication How to Apply: To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice. Contact: Kim Mcfarlane kmmcfarlane@wisc.edu 608-263-1130 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. ) Official Title: Research Program Coordinator(RE123) Department(s): A532900-MEDICAL SCHOOL/ICTR/ICTR-ADM Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable Job Number: 260662-AS   The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. 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