Development and Foundation, Project Management/Program Development, Research and Information
The Director of Clinical Research and Grants is instrumental to furthering the research goals of the Society of Interventional Radiology and SIR Foundation. This position directs SIR Foundation’s research grants division, works with physician members and other SIR staff to organize national/international clinical research initiatives, and manages SIR and inter-societal registry projects. The director collaborates with clinical teams to evaluate and present new research endeavors and develop opportunities for mentorship and volunteer engagement. This is an excellent an opportunity for mid-career grants and research professional looking to work both autonomously and in conjunction with physician leaders to define and implement research initiatives within one of the most exciting specialties in medicine today.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Direct clinical research programs
Develop and monitor quantifiable measures to evaluate membership engagement and clinical research goals based on the SIR and SIR Foundation Strategic Plan
Work closely with project principle investigators (PI), steering committees, corporate sponsors, FDA, CRO’s, and other professional societies, ensuring the successful, timely, and on budget completion of large national and international clinical trials according the good clinical practice
Work with SIR volunteer leadership and committees, for profit entities, specialty societies and others to manage regional, national, and international clinical registry projects
Build close professional relationships with collaborating organizations and corporate partners that ensure project completion and build capacity for future endeavors
Work closely with physician leaders to create and launch clinical research projects from regional to international in scope and serve as a resource to members who want to learn this process and how to become involved
Establish a very thorough understanding of all projects, with the ability to communicate the purpose, status and goals to others
Identify creative communications: track researchers, identify connections, seek success stories, look for communications pieces to demonstrate the foundations impact on research development
Draft each clinical project budget annually and maintain rigorous oversight
Serve as a resource on all clinical research programs and grants of the society and foundation while representing our organization at external meetings with industry, government and other stakeholders.
Oversee the Foundation’s grant programs
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the details of each SIR Foundation grant and award program
Identify research and grant opportunities for our members, both internal and external, and widely disseminate them while serving as a resource to applicants
Build professional relationships with both public and private research organizations to increase our representation within their organizations
Advise grant applicants, ensure contract and payment oversight, enforce deadlines and reporting requirements, and draft reports as needed
Negotiate grant agreement changes and review and edit grant guidelines as needed
Assist in the annual grant review process during the SIR annual meeting, ensuring a thorough, unconflicted, peer review of the foundation’s grant applications
Work with the leadership of the grants division on projects/programs to build an effective mechanism for mentoring future clinical researchers
Draft the grant program budget annually and maintain rigorous oversight
Secondary Functions and Responsibilities
Prepare documents, slides, presentations, and other supporting for various leadership meetings
Draft articles and advertisements for print and web communications regarding clinical research programs and projects
Draft project budgets and maintain oversight of project budgets
Coordinate and liaise with other organizations and individuals as needed to fulfill duties
Some travel (approximately 5%) is required. One week travel to annual meeting is required. Several local travel assignments for expert panel meetings and board meetings is required.
Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent project management skills (attentive to deadlines and budgets)
Ability to thrive within a team as a highly collaborative leader
Ability to work well independently and proactively
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Superior organizational skills and strong attention to detail
Ability to appropriately interact at various levels, from junior staff through to senior management, within the organization, and as well with physician volunteers in a member-service environment.
Bachelor of Science degree required; Master’s degree in relevant area preferred
Project management certification is highly desired
Minimum of 5 years experience in clinical and/or medical research
Minimum of 5 years project management experience
Experience managing program budgets required
Experience with associations highly desired
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Excel and Word
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
SIR is a small, fast paced open office environment with moderate noise levels. The use of phones and computers for extended periods of time is common. Proficiency in office equipment and communication technologies for conference calls and teleconference meetings/webinars is desired. Requires general mobility to move through the facility. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Frequent interaction with internal staff and physician members/board via phone, in person, email and other mediums. Normal sitting and standing activities for an office environment. Some travel primarily for Annual Meeting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Society for Interventional Radiology is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).
About Society of Interventional Radiology
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is a thriving professional medical society dedicated to optimizing patient care and improving lives through minimally invasive, image-guided treatments. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, SIR represents one of the most innovative, exciting and competitive specialties in medicine today.
SIR is a 501(c)(6) professional association that supports more than 8,100 interventional radiology physicians, trainees, medical students, scientists and clinical professionals. SIR is also comprised of SIR’s 501(c)(3) Foundation, which focuses on research and fundraising to advance the future of interventional radiology. Together SIR and SIR Foundation have nearly 50 staff, combined annual revenues of $12.6 million, and assets of nearly $17 million.