The Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) seeks to hire an experienced and skilled program director to manage the Columbia University site of the All of Us Research Program. The activities performed by the program director are part of a national initiative which will contribute significantly to the development of a research cohort seeking to engage a million or more people nationwide. Research participants in this cohort will be asked to volunteer their health data over many years to improve health outcomes, fuel the development of new treatments for disease, and catalyze a new era of more precise preventative care and medical treatment.
Reporting to the executive director of the NYC Consortium All of Us Research Program, the program director will supervise a team of managers, and indirectly, will be responsible for a team of senior clinical research coordinators (SCRCs), clinical research coordinators (CRCs), research assistants (RAs), and CRCs from other departments for the Columbia University site. The total number of CRCs is approximately 20-25, stationed at 15-20 enrollment locations, ranging from clinical practices to community-based locations. The Program Director will also be responsible for grants administration, including drafting periodic reports to NIH, facilitating subaward processes, monitoring of budgets and spending, and ensuring compliance with all institutional and federal grants regulations.
Provide logistical and operational oversight at all designated enrollment and retention locations. She/he will collaborate with interested departments, clinical divisions and research partners to determine workflow capabilities, staffing and resource requirements, and overall enrollment strategies. She/he may also be required to negotiate on behalf of the PI in these collaborative efforts should the need arise.
Serve as the primary liaison to sub-awardees and sub-contracted sites. She/he will work to ensure they are kept abreast of changes as they occur, facilitating standardization across sites, and adherence to the protocol. Facilitate annual renewals of subawards, and manage monthly invoicing.
Preparation and timely submission of grant budgets, financial reports, NIH progress reports, and IRB documentation.
May be asked to represent the institution and the program at various meetings, conferences and workshops. She/he should be comfortable with public speaking and presenting to a large audience.
Monitor the program deliverables in relation to expected timeline and enrollment targets, and anticipate and report any issues to be addressed to the executive director. She/he will liaise with the sponsors to address these issues. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that both sponsor feedback when requested and sponsor's requirements are met in a time sensitive manner.
Serve as the main point of contact for each operational component of the program, inclusive of Sample Processing and Biobanking, EHR/IT and Data Management, Communications and Marketing, and Community Outreach. The program director will liaise and strategize with operational leads in each of these areas to ensure overall success of the program.
Supervise the Enrollment, Operations & Data, Communications, and Engagement Managers.
With the support of the Enrollment Manager and Operations and Data Manager, will assist with hiring, management, performance appraisals, training and goal setting of the SCRCs, CRCs, and RAs. Ensure that all staff are adequately selected and trained for their responsibilities.
Develop and implement SOPs and other protocol and program needs under the guidance of study leadership for assigned sites.
Collaborate effectively with others to ensure progress of enrollment and retention milestones and completion of study.
Ensure adherence to research protocol by all staff, and disseminate changes in protocol or implementation to all clinical research staff.
Collaborate with team members to identify and overcome barriers to recruitment and retention.
Oversee all regulatory facets including NIH, IRB, FDA, and Columbia University.
Develop/improve data systems for regular and timely reporting of all clinic-based and community activities.
Manage personnel and non-personnel budgets and ensure compliance with all funding rules and university governance.
Assist with performing other related duties as assigned.
The program director will work independently as well as part of a team. She/he will be required to relate to diverse populations and communicate with participants and in culturally sensitive manner. She/he will connect with participants to build rapport for long-term commitment to and engagement with the All of Us Research Program. Necessary skills include excellent written and verbal communication skills, compassion, discretion, and follow-through.
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience plus four years of related experience in a clinical out-patient/in-patient, and/or research setting. Strong management experience is required. The position requires excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to work independently. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and related business intelligence programs.
Previous experience in managing or coordinating NIH-funded multi-site clinical research desirable. Project management skillset/qualifications. Experience with budget management and financial planning. Experience working in an academic medical setting. Experience developing and implementing concepts and strategies that have contributed to the growth of a program or an institution. Bilingual (English/Spanish) desirable.
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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