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Summary

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This position is located in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation (DAIT), Clinical Research Operations Program (CROP), Bethesda, Md. The position operates as the DAIT Associate Director for Clinical Research Operations Program and senior advisor to the Director of DAIT, providing authoritative leadership, program management, and scientific prioritization for the Division's complex clinical research programs.

Duties

If selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:

Provide authoritative leadership and direction in conceptualizing, planning, designing, developing, and implementing Division-wide clinical research standards, policies and procedures.

Provide authoritative advice and leadership for establishing policies and standards for the formal evaluation of the performance and productivity of DAIT's clinical trial programs along multiple dimensions, including protocol development, implementation, completion, and publication of results, and conformance.

Provide authoritative scientific leadership and direction for scientific priority setting, research planning, and management and oversight of clinical trial development and implementation and programmatic, budgetary and administrative direction for the DAIT clinical research activities.

Serve as the Division authority for and perform a broad scope of functions associated with ensuring the safety of study participants through safety monitoring by independent, NIAID-established oversight structures, including Data and Safety Monitoring Boards, Safety Monitoring Committees and Independent Safety Monitors.

Serve as representative to the NIAID Clinical Research Subcommittee, the Institute's policy setting body established to improve the quality and efficiency of NIAID-sponsored clinical research through harmonization of certain policies and procedures across the Institute, exchange of best practices and dissemination of information on clinical research resources.

Chair the Division's committee responsible for the review and approval of draft clinical protocols for all clinical trials and develop, manage and coordinate Division-wide resources to support clinical trial activities.

Work jointly with other national and international organizations, promoting the standardization of clinical trials development and implementation policies and practices and the establishment of opportunities for scientific exchange and collaborative studies.

Exercise the full range of authority carried out by a first-level supervisor; manage an annual research budget of approximately $40 million; manage and direct scientific, medical, and programmatic activities of Federal staff members and contract staff; and responsible for furthering the goals of EEO.