Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227116-LI
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Dean, Director, Executive, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Management/Supervisory

Position Summary:

The Director of Investigator Support Services is responsible for developing and enhancing pathways for faculty to successfully engage in investigator-initiated clinical research within the academic health system (AHS) and establishing streamlined and documented processes for navigating the local research infrastructure and approval requirements. Further, the director ensures consistent messaging and communication with clinical research teams, health system partners, and other stakeholders. This position has dual functional reporting lines to the Chief Clinical Research Officer and Executive Director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) with whom the position will interact jointly. The incumbent will participate as an active member of ICTR and the clinical trials leadership teams, representing their combined interests by participating in strategic planning, goal setting, and implementation of the infrastructure, processes and systems to support efficient and high-quality clinical research at UW-Madison and UW Health.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree required. Focus in biomedical or health sciences preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-At least 10 or more years of leadership experience in directing, organizing, and establishing clinical research programs required.
-At least 5 years of experience within an academic health care setting required.
-Prior supervisory experience required.
-Knowledge of translational research continuum (T0-T5) and familiarity navigating different research sites and settings preferred.
-Previous involvement with NIH's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program highly desirable.

Ideal candidates will possess the following attributes:
-Skill to plan, direct, and manage within a complex organizational structure
-Strong analytical skills to solve complex problems and situations
-Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a variety of constituencies
-Demonstrated skill to build, lead and serve diverse teams
-Ability to manage demanding workflow and competing deadlines

License or Certificate:

Certification through a national clinical research association (e.g., SOCRA, ACRP) required.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $101,569 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


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Applications Open: Sep 14 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 12 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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