Department Name: 40113:Opioid Abuse Research Strategic Invstmnt
The University of Kentucky is seeking a Research Operations Director for the NIH HEALing Communities grant. This is a four-year grant aimed at decreasing opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent in 16 counties. The Research Operations Director will provide essential leadership to ensure that the 16 sites implement and conduct the study according to the specific protocol, ensure excellent communication about ongoing study activities, and assure best practices are being optimized for data collection. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the leadership team positioned to bring together talented and dedicated individuals from the university community, Kentucky state government, treatment providers, the criminal justice system, and public health departments to address one of the nation's biggest public health crises.
The Research Operations Director will be responsible for all project management activities aimed to optimize operations for the multiple regional sites. These responsibilities include:
Providing oversight and supervision to four Community Program Managers and indirectly guiding 16 Community Care Teams across the Commonwealth.
Developing day-to-day operations and allocation of resources (i.e. staffing, budget, space) for the Community Care Teams and Implementation Facilitators.
Engaging with the NIH HEALing Communities Executive Director and other leadership team members to ensure Community Care Teams and Implementation Facilitators are meeting all essential study-related requirements from NIDA/SAMHSA (i.e. progress reports, budget revisions, human subjects issues).
Leading work groups to proactively address potential issues and/or obstacles before they negatively impact research success.
Effectively communicate information to all essential stakeholders including scientific leads, administrative leadership, regional Community Care Teams, Implementation Facilitators, and community partners.
Candidates must possess a strong project management skill set, have extensive leadership experience, excellent collaboration, communication (oral & written), initiative, emotional intelligence, and relationship management abilities. Candidates must also possess a high level of integrity and a strong work ethic.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Experience in managing large-scale research projects involving human subjects. Research management experience (implementation / conduct / data) and/or graduate level education and training completed with a focus on experimental design, control, and fidelity.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.