The Musculoskeletal Navigator will provide overall leadership for managing the multiple facets of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Heal Clinical Research Center (ICMH-CRC), which is comprised of different cores. The cores include 1.) FIT core that evaluates patients by physical performance tests, bone density, HR-pQCT bone scans and collects blood/DNA and 2.) Methodologic core that conducts studies of musculoskeletal health through use of electronic medical records. The role of the Navigator is to assist the leadership of the ICMH-CRC in project management, and assist the clinical or translational investigators to utilize the core resources for clinical research. Specifically, the Navigator will work with investigators to answer questions, arrange appropriate meetings to begin projects, and help with IRN and budget development. The Navigator will develop and track standard operating policies governing all aspects of the ICMH-CRC, be responsible for the implementation of this program consistent with strategy, commitments, and goals of the funded P30 NIH grant, and serve as a key decision-maker on on-going policies and strategy. Serve as a liaison to develop critical relationships with key external stakeholders within and outside of the campus. Act as a resource to basic science and clinical research teams to successfully, and optimally, advance research activity in musculoskeletal health.
Responsible for evaluating the program effectiveness and any difficulties and acting upon them immediately. This person will only report to the Director and Core leaders who will provide oversight but the manager will be responsible for making majority of decisions needed. This person will be a participant on the ICMH-CRC Administrative team that is responsible for strategy development and implementation for a broad range of initiatives. Most of the situations faced by this person will be novel, without clearly defined policies and procedures. This person will be responsible for making the majority of decisions in the day-to day conduct of all initiatives that fall within the scope of the position.
This person will need to operate independently and be responsible for managing key relationships with investigators, departments, schools, and stakeholders. It is important that this person understand both scientific and academic environments in order to bridge the gaps between the two. Problem solving requires dealing with stakeholders at various levels of the organization as well as external affiliates. Example: This person will actively participate in scientific collaborations between IU and Purdue. Provide direction to faculty investigators and other navigators in the CTSI. This position will be a key resource across the system for resolving complex issues.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
* Assist clinical and translational researchers to map research activities and appropriate use of resources within the ICMH-CRC and within the Indiana CTSI.
* Lead the integration of the personnel involved in the ICCCR through regular communications. Track metrics of success. Develop comprehensive project management plans to include project scope, time, cost, quality, resource planning (including personnel), communication, risk assessment, integration, cost/benefit analysis and procurement. Track data for NIH renewals.
* Direct and develop policies to operationalize the cores and ensure interaction of the cores. Identify gaps in available resources and develop strategies to resolve deficiencies.
* Provide project management for special projects identified as priorities by ICMH-CRC leadership and other duties as assigned.
* Manage communications and publicity of the ICCCR to all levels of stakeholders in the IU system and outside programs that may facilitate recruitment and collaboration. Serve as networking liaison between the ICMH-CRC and the Core Oversight Committee and Leadership/Administration/Committees of the ICMH and external partners. Serve as advocate of resources to other stakeholders.
Bachelor's degree and three years of experience in a biomedical or clinical research setting.
Excellent communication skills. Exceptional assessment, time, task, and organizational management skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team, while also being an independent thinker. Experience in supervising support staff and processes. Experience and proficiency in report writing as well as literature review. Experience with identifying and trouble-shooting operating processes and procedures. Experience in creating and implementing solutions proactively as well as reactively. Extremely detail oriented. Ability to protect confidential information. Expertise in Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel. Ability to represent Institution in a professional and collegial manner. Critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills. Ability to make recommendations in anticipation of change. Independent and proficient in decision-making, adaptability, planning, organizing, and project management.
Working Conditions / Demands
This position involves extensive writing and computer use.
Equipment utilized: Computer, fax, copier, and teleconferencing/videoconferencing.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3AD
Job Function: General Admin
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