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Duke University and Duke University Health System require all students, faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 and influenza vaccines.  After you have officially accepted a position at Duke, you may request a religious or medical accommodation.


Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  210830
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Mar 6, 2023

This Position is grant funded

School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


The Scientific Program Leader I (SPL1) will be responsible for managing programmatic aspects of the CIVIC Vaccine Center. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:




  • Communicate regularly with internal and external collaborators, coordinate ad hoc meetings, gather and distribute meeting materials, etc.
  • Plan, lead, and facilitate regular cross-functional project team meetings. Develop detailed task lists and work effort assessment and short and long-term resource allocation plans based on input from all key players and team members. Serve as backup to Program Leads for other regular meetings and calls, as needed.
  • Draft, compile, and finalize regular reports and other deliverables.
  • Create and track project timelines, Gantt charts, and workflows, sharing with project stakeholders through designated mechanisms.
  • Track DCVC program publications.
  • Collaborate with DHVI Agreements Managers and external collaborators to initiate, monitor, amend, and renew Material Transfer Agreements, Technology Transfer agreements, and other agreements pertinent to the CIVICs program.
  • Assist with management of external communication platforms, such as databases and the CIVICs/VICI websites.
  • Assist investigators with developing scientific strategies to achieve programmatic goals and implement scientific decision-making processes. Evaluate project effectiveness, develop risk management plans and provide warnings of serious deviations or variations that may compromise programmatic deliverables. Specific scientific strategies and processes include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Clinical trial protocol development and trial summary reports
    • Study plan development and study design
    • Scientific concept development for future funding
    • Draft complex scientific presentations summarizing work for Scientific Advisory Board meetings
    • Grant and Contract Technical Proposal development
  • Proactively identify changes in work scope and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken with internal and external stakeholders to reassess, renegotiate and amend scope of work responsibilities, proposals, contracts, and budgets.
  • Assist the Program Management Office (PMO) and Principal Investigators with the development and final negotiation of program budgets and program statements of work.
  • Under the direction of the Program Leads within the PMO, assist with monitoring budgets, burn rates, projections, and total effort for other programs
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data.
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement scientific research, financial, and administrative strategies essential to the successful management of translational research projects conducted by principal investigator(s) at DHVI; perform a variety of duties involved in the organization, documentation and compilation of basic research, pre-clinical, manufacturing, and clinical data.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by DHVI Leadership and the PMO.




Bachelor’s degree in healthcare or science related field with four additional years of program management and/or research experience. A Master’s or Ph.D. in Influenza, Virology, or similar area is highly preferred.




Must have a demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, simultaneously work on multiple projects, meet deadlines and communicate effectively. Must be effective interacting with collaborators both in person and virtually, including conference calls, emails, messaging platforms, and web conferencing platforms. An advanced degree may be substituted for the experience requirement.


Minimum Qualifications




Completion of a Bachelor's degree in basic science, public health, clinical research or other related scientific field.




Four years of program management and/or research experience. Experience in Biotech/Biopharma/Clinical Trials/GMP is strongly preferred. Additional training in project management or related training desired. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE


Degrees, Licensures, Certifications


Completion of a Bachelor's degree in basic science, public health, clinical research or other related scientific field.


Duke 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 aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


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