University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 227933

Position Summary:
The Director of Clinical Trials Initiatives is responsible for the direction and leadership of operational, financial, programmatic and personnel activities for Clinical Trials Initiatives. This includes the end to end management of the implementation of core and ancillary research applications and processes to encompass workflows, technology integration and successful evaluation. This position will also be responsible for establishing, meeting and continuously monitoring the relevant goals and objectives while maintaining alignment with the strategic goals and objectives for UW Clinical Trials. While the range of duties and responsibilities is broad and varied, the position's major responsibility is directing the day-to-day operations, process improvements, and human resource management. The Director works closely with operational stakeholder leaders (clinical, research, IS, bioinformatics and administrative), and is accountable for coordination of on time, on budget and high-quality
implementations and continual enhancements of core and/or ancillary research applications across the enterprise and beyond it. This Director will also serve as a key member of the ACRES Accreditation Team and the Clinical Trials Leadership Team. The Director of Clinical Trials Initiatives serves as the programmatic and operational leader for systems that support enterprise-wide clinical trials functionality and is responsible to the Chief Clinical Research Officer and Chief Bioinformatics Officer and works closely with UW Health and SMPH employees and leaders.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal duties:
The Director will function as a leader within the Clinical Trials Department, participating in strategic planning and helping to ensure the efficient operation of the department. The Director will participate in large scale strategic initiatives in order to provide a global perspective regarding optimal positioning to assist the enterprise in successful development, implementation and support of approved Clinical Research initiatives. The Director will collaborate with IS Directors to assist in the delivery of consistent and reliable customer-focused, service-oriented services to support day to day operations along with longer term research initiatives. The Director will also provide oversight and management in the development and delivery of a yearly Clinical Research Systems project plan.

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