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Senior Director, Clinical / Population Research Informatics And Data Management Operations

NYU Langone Health

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted December 14, 2021.

 

To protect the safety of our patients, staff, and the community at large effective August 16, 2021, NYU Langone Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all faculty, staff, voluntary attending physicians, HHMI employees who are on-site, non-compensated faculty, students, clinical or academic observers, and volunteers who provide services on-site at any of our locations, unless granted an approved exemption. 

Position Summary:

This is a senior leadership role that will lead the provision, management andsupport of data in the context of clinical research at NYU Langone Health (NYULH).The postholder will assume the leadership of an innovative and successfulorganization–DataCore–thatutilizesstate-of-the-arttechnologiesandinformaticstechniques to meet the clinical and translational research needs of a prestigiousinstitution.This includes electronic data capture (EDC) systems, registries, datalakes and any special applications or informatics products that facilitate theoperation of NYULH’s clinical research projects.

The postholder will serve as the strategic liaison between Medical Center Information Technology (MCIT) and the NYULH clinical research community.

In particular, the position will coordinate data management activities across multiple “data hubs” within the institution, such as Population Health and the Cancer Center, with DataCore providing centralized leadership, standards and tools across multiple clinical domains.

The position will be responsible for all aspects of data management in the context of clinical research related projects conducted at, or on behalf of, NYULH.

Collaboration with multiple informatics groups, research administration management and staff, MCIT staff, investigators and clinical/network staff on many aspects of clinical research data management needs, will be required.

The postholder, via an existing and growing team, will oversee the data management of multiple simultaneous studies from original concept through final closeout.

This will include defining scope and objectives, developing detailed work plans, schedules, estimates, resource plans, and status reports to users and management.

The postholder will work closely with other senior research and IT staff and faculty to lead a world-class resource in clinical research data management.

This is an exciting opportunity to operationalize the informatics vision of NYU Langone Health, with a scope that encompasses all human subjects research.

The possibility exists to make this position a faculty position, should an appropriately qualified individual be selected.

Additional Position Responsibilities

  • Serves as leader and liaison for clinical and translational researchers to information technology and vice versa
  • Oversees data management for multiple research studies, projects, including hiring and managing staff and consultants, and managing the budget for the Core
  • Translates user needs and manages expectations within the NYU Research Community, including bidirectional communication of requirements and current/future capabilities
  • Delivers requirements for clinical research data management systems to MCIT; contributes to the strategic plan for IT support of the NYULH research mission
  • Delivers regular reporting on project status to leadership and the MCIT Research Steering Committee
  • Escalates issues and roadblocks as appropriate; recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems
  • Serves as advocate for clinical researchers within NYULH; serves as liaison between clinical researchers, the Office of Science and Research and Medical Center Information Technology

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8-10 years or more of experience in research center management activities and/or research-related activities.
  • Master’s degree required in a medical and/or technology-related field
  • Doctoral degree in relevant field is highly desirable
  • Track record of successful grant applications is highly desirable
  • An in-depth understanding of data collection, data flow management, data quality, dataset extraction and data standards
  • Strong background in clinical research
  • Experience in informatics and data management
  • Experience/knowledge of research centers including grants, subcontracts, industry partnerships, alternative funding streams, technology transfer, and intellectual property rights, along with research faculty/staff interaction and
  • Previous research center/research-based business administration experience including business development, team leadership, strategic planning, center/business start up, data management, budgeting, human capital management, project management, outstanding writing skills, and excellent managerial and executive capabilities.
  • Previous experience in project conception, organization, oversight, and research

Additional Qualifications

The position calls for strong and visionary leadership capabilities.

The person must be decisive and innovative with very good communication skills and strong hands-on experience of conflict.

Experience serving as an expert source of information, with a collaborative and flexible style.

Ability to work under pressure, demonstrated capacity to work in partnership with diverse groups and political savvy are also essential skills for this

  • Excellent understanding of clinical research, including experience within the context of academic medicine
  • Excellent understanding of best practices in clinical research data management
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in clinical trials management
  • Demonstrated executive project management skills and relevant experience with strong experience in the clinical research space
  • Facility working within a highly distributed organization; matrix management
  • Ability to plan tasks, communicate and manage timeframes, define success criteria, validate success, and escalate when necessary
  • Superior analytic, oral and written communication skills; ability to develop and cogently express an argument; strong negotiating skills; excellent interpersonal skills; creative approach to problem-solving and the achievement of short and long term