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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Administrative Director, Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (IDCRC) in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (IDCRC), a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funded national and international clinical research network, is seeking an Administrative Director to oversee IDCRC operations and administrative activities. Specific areas of research priority for the IDCRC include coronaviruses, respiratory diseases, malaria and tropical diseases, sexually transmitted infections, enteric diseases and emerging infections.

The individual should have 10 years of significant experience with clinical trials, clinical research oversight and grants management. An MD, PhD, RN, MPH, or other related advanced degree is desirable. Experience with clinical research in infectious diseases is highly desirable. Experience managing a complex administrative academic organization is desirable. The individual will have multiple direct reports for finance, operations, human resources, communications and grants management. The individual will directly report to the PIs and leadership of the IDCRC and interface with the IDCRC executive management leadership team. A strong background in university processes, grants, fiscal compliance, multiple subcontract oversight and communications is essential. The individual will also work with NIH partners at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) and infectious diseases personnel under a collaborative (U) grant mechanism.

The IDCRC Administrative Director will also work with the nation's Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs) sites and subsites at multiple institutions in coordinating the work of the IDCRC (https: // The position will help oversee and facilitate IDCRC supported clinical research studies including the process of study pipeline development, concept workflow, discussions with DMID and other partners, coordination with our External Advisory Board and provide support of prioritization discussions of studies. The individual will facilitate coordination between the units of the IDCRC including the leadership operation center, clinical operations unit, laboratory operations unit, and statistical and data science unit. The individual will oversee budgets, grants and grants supplements, progress reports subawards and other grant management activities. The individual will help develop agendas for key leadership, coordinate and facilitate such meetings including with the external Advisory Board. The individual will oversee the IDCRC concept workflow.


  • Interfaces with NIAID/DMID, oversees coordination of clinical research studies and activities with the IDCRC components (LOC, COU and FHI360, LOU, SDSU) and other partners, oversees LOC, EMT and PI meetings and fiscal, unit (LOU, COU, SDSU) and sponsor calls.

  • Provides significant oversight to the day-to-day management of the IDCRC financials at Emory which includes reconciling expenses, developing financial reports for sponsor, submitting journal transfers and retroactive salary transfers, reconciling with Research Administration Services (RAS) to try to align records, and developing internal budgets for supplements to track expenses for award and for the Program Officer.

  • Manages the development of project proposals for each approved protocol which includes coordinating with the LOC Administration and units to oversee the development of study budgets, collaborating with each unit and with NIAID/DMID sponsors to create detailed budgets and narratives.

  • Collaborates with PIs, LG partners, and unit chairs to develop budgets for core award, protocol funding and supplemental awards; interfaces with the Emory RAS and OSP for submission.

  • Manages IDCRC communications to include the website, communication with sites and preparation of weekly reports for leadership.

  • Assists in the management of network components (IDCRC and VTEU sites/subsites) and partners.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A master's degree in healthcare administration, business, finance, health policy, public health, or a related field emphasizing management and accounting and eight years of managerial experience in healthcare, research administration or related environment OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Documented successful academic management experience, both operational and fiscal, including prior Profit & Loss responsibilities.

  • Demonstrated leadership in strategic planning in healthcare or research management, including resource allocation processes.

  • Operational understanding of the academic setting and administration, its diverse constituents, and complex healthcare organizational structures.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 87080

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Medicine: Infectious Dis

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor