Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Job Description:

School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Research Project Manager

  • Develop and review Standard Operating Procedures among the labs supported by the Chen Center

  • Oversee collaborations with outside partners (studies that may only require a reg coordinator and not CRC for consenting, etc.)

  • Examples - Epivax, Perkin Elmer - Metabolomics

  • Act in leadership role and as an advocate for the Chen Center (support Center for LSD/rare disease research at Duke)

  • Participate in project development and planning of research projects to advance research along translational paths

  • Implement translational research mission in moving from pre-clinical to clinical trials (single site to multi-center) using project management processes

  • Develop and oversee implementation plans for laboratory characterization and testing of novel therapeutics

  • Organize laboratory bench research and clinical information into bedside/treatment approaches by designing studies and submissions for regulatory review

  • Design studies and regulatory submissions for future research projects to support mission of Division and Chen Center

  • Bench to Bedside liaison (Kishnani / Sun Lab)

  • Oversee GSD III dog research (industry and Duke experiments)

    • Science

    • Budgets

    • Support

  • Be aware of GSD III gene therapy bench work and next steps

  • Oversee budgets and direct projects (develop ideas and collaborate with faculty and PI for planning projects) for GSD animal models housed in Duke Vivarium

  • Direct and collaborate with other faculty to plan animal studies leading to additional pre-clinical and clinical work

  • Work with collaborators from outside universities to breed and secure animal models

  • Grant support - reviewing grants, making suggestions for human subject's aspects, science aspects - both inside the group and with other collaborations

  • Review and edit study budgets, etc. for new projects, new faculty

  • Facilitate communication between collaborators at Duke, biotech companies and research sponsors/universities/industry representatives for research collaborations via weekly meetings, presentations, teleconferences, and written/online communication to promote research partnerships

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in the biological or health sciences.


Minimum of four years of experience working in research laboratories. Must have a minimum of two years of experience performing work specific to the position. A Master's degree in biological or health sciences may substitute for two years of required experience. A PhD biological or health sciences may substitute for five years of required experience.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications


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