Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227933-LI
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Dean, Director, Executive, Human Resources, Payroll, Management/Supervisory, Project Management, Research, Scientific

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.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree required. Degree in a health care, IT, business or sciences field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-10 years of experience in execution of strategic initiatives in health care or research
-5 years of progressive management experience
-Experience in clinical systems, quality and innovation

-Experience in pharmaceutical, biotechnology or device industry

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $96,876 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "" to start the application process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


Kim Mcfarlane
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Oct 9 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 6 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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