Margolis Health Policy Center, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-HPC-RD [#8986]
Position Title: Research Director
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Washington, District of Columbia 20004, United States [map]
Subject Area: Health Policy and Health Services Research
Starting Date:2017/04/01
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/03/10, finished 2017/08/02, listed until 2017/08/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Research Director is responsible for leading a portfolio of projects related to medical product policy, including topics aimed at improving biomedical innovation, evidence development and value-based care. This specific position will work with the Center’s Deputy Director to manage projects aimed at identifying barriers and developing and facilitating implementation of new value-based and risk-sharing payment models for pharmaceuticals, including gene therapies, and medical devices. This role interacts regularly with external project sponsors and collaborators, including government agencies, academic centers, advocacy organizations, medical product manufacturers, and health care organizations. He/she collaborates with senior center leadership and manages the day-to-day implementation of multiple projects to ensure the successful execution of the project objectives, and the production of high-quality research materials and convening activities. The worksite for this position will be at the Washington D.C. office.

% of Time Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

50% Content and Research Leadership: • Collaborates with Deputy Director and senior staff to develop concepts, priorities and strategies to meet research and project needs • Collaborates with the Deputy Director and senior staff to develop project direction and focus, project priorities, and manages their execution • Interacts with external collaborators, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) other government agencies, private payers and manufacturers, and research and/or policy organizations. • Monitors developments of significance to his/her projects in the government, press, biomedical literature, and key external organizations. • Provides content leadership and direct the staff in drafting and tracking the substantive content components of project deliverables. • Utilizes research and writing skills to create project materials including research papers, policy analyses and event related materials. • Supports other key activities of the Center on an as-needed basis.

30% Project Management and Team Coordination • Leads and manages project planning activities of multiple team projects • Works with the Center operations staff to ensure the staffing and activities are within budget projections. • Coordinates internal and external communication as needed for team projects • Collaborates with senior leadership on reaching performance goals and metrics. • Collaborates with Center leadership and senior staff to develop and implement work plans, content & timelines and coordinates execution of project teams. • Works with staff to develop, document, and implement best practices which promote knowledge management and efficiency of future projects • Collaboratively works with events and communication teams to direct communication strategies and event management and planning. • Provide mentorship to junior staff on task management, prioritization and career interests.

20% Relationship Management: • Supports the senior leadership with client relationship management • Facilitate the ongoing communication with sponsors, program staff, and key stakeholders to advance project effectively and maintain positive client relations

Responsibility for Work of Others:

Title: Research Associates Number of Positions: 1-2 Nature of Supervision: –Direct supervision Title: Research Assistants Number of Positions: 1-2 Nature of Supervision: –Direct supervision Title: Staff Assistant Number of Positions: 0-1 Nature of Supervision: –Direct supervision

Total number supervised directly and indirectly: 5

Committee or Major External Contacts:

Principal Committee/Contacts: Outside project stakeholders Role or Responsibilities: Project planning & communication

Principal Committee/Contacts: Leaders in government, business, nonprofits, academia, and other sectors Role or Responsibilities: Project communication, marketing and membership services

Special Education/Experience Requirements:


• Advances degree(s) required. MD, PhD, MBA, MPH, MPP, MPA or other applicable degrees desired • Minimum 8 years of experience with at least 4 years in a position of comparable experience and responsibility • Proven ability to plan and organize content with attention to detail and creativity • Ability to interact and manage relationships with high level individuals and organizations • Proven ability to write business documents and plans • Professional and assertive with a positive approach to working in a team environment • Flexibility to work in the evenings, early mornings and on weekends, if required • Work experience in fast-paced office setting, preferably in a government, non-profit, or policy/political organization • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of drug and/or device development and/or coverage and reimbursement approaches.

Special Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) • Strong organization, high initiative, strong interpersonal skills, discretion, poise, mature judgment • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit materials online via AJO.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Further Info:
1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004

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