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Director, Clinical Research - Orthopaedic Surgery


Department Description: The Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at BIDMC, a teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School, offers leading-edge clinical care and world class research and education in the field.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 38376BR


Job Summary: The Director, Clinical Research - Orthopaedic Surgery provides leadership and direction, in collaboration with department leadership and staff, in the furtherance of the mission to serve our patients and community as a recognized center of excellence in musculoskeletal research, patient care and education, dedicated to improving the quality of human life by eliminating suffering through development and delivery of more effective means for the detection, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Serves as the Director for Clinical Research at the Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Partners with the Vice Chair of Research, Division leaders, CTS and others to enhance the department's scientific goals and objectives
  2. Provides oversight, development, implementation and evaluation of clinical research related programs and initiatives
  3. Works closely with the Vice Chair of Research to create a seamless pathway for moving promising new scientific concepts into clinical trials
  4. Recruits and mentors CRAs whose interests align with strategic research priorities, generating a highly function, well-funded, and impactful research program with the highest academic and clinical standards.
  5. Helps develop and supervise clinical trial protocols and complies with all regulatory requirements
  6. Writes and submits grant applications during the course of the academic year. Writes and publishes multiple manuscripts during the course of an academic year.
  7. Serves as a PI or Co-investigator on peer-reviewed grants and is responsible for complying with all institution and sponsors terms and conditions for grant funding.
  8. Ensures resources are utilized optimally for advancing the clinical research program. Participates and engages other members of the Department in collaborative research projects.
  9. Serves on institutional committees, internal review groups, and as reviewer for journals
  10. Has the authority to direct and support managers with functional area responsibilities. Has the direct responsibility to undertake the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action and performance reviews. Direct Reports: 2-3 Indirect Reports: 6-10

  11. Assists in planning, monitoring and/or managing budget in functional area of department.

Required Qualifications:
  1. Master's degree required; Doctoral degree preferred.
  2. 5-8 years related work experience required in Musculoskeletal or other clinical research experience
    Publication record and 3-5 years supervisory/management experience required
  3. Coordination of, investigator-initiated clinical research
  4. Work in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at the Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  5. Work in early phase clinical trial development and management
  6. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Competencies:
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and priorities for functional area. May make recommendations for department policies, practices and programs. Manager or Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate complex information in English effectively in writing to all levels of staff, management and external customers across functional areas.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to verbally communicate complex concepts in English and address sensitive situations, resolve conflicts, negotiate, motivate and persuade others.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to lead collaborative teams for larger projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have implications for the management and operations of multiple areas of the organization.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

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