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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Associate Programs Director - Pediatrics: Cystic Fibrosis in Atlanta, Georgia

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As part of the management team, the Associate Programs Director collaborates with Program Directors in the strategic planning, development, and implementation of CF@LANTA which is the comprehensive Cystic Fibrosis (CF) program that includes research, education, and clinical care. Emory is looking for a team member with extensive experience in management of collaborative research projects is sought who will play two important roles within CF@LANTA. First, the team member will assist the Directors of CF@LANTA in managing the research program that includes faculty and research trainees primarily at Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, and Augusta University (80% of this role). This includes working with the leadership of several research Cores, some supported by institutional funding and others supported by extramural funding. Secondly, the team member will work with the faculty Director of the Georgia CF Data Warehouse initiative as a project manager (20% of this role). This includes managing the collaborative activities of researchers and informatics specialists from each of our institutions in establishing the research and clinical database, and managing the Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) and Data Use Agreements (DUAs) for the Data Warehouse.


  • Directs the strategic planning, development, and implementation of program.

  • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies.

  • Represents the program in various national and international fora.

  • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, writes publishable articles and papers, collaborates with others, and designs programs.

  • May supervise staff.


  • Collaborates with financial managers in each of the three missions (research, education, clinical care) to track coverage of effort for faculty and staff.

  • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies, as well as institutional offices such as Research Administration.

  • Coordinates the relevant activities of members of the Center for CF and Airways Disease Research which is the major research arm of CF@LANTA and is a collaborative research team across multiple institutions.

  • Works with senior faculty in divisional and research center leadership to manage complex research projects.

  • Drafts key communications such as articles, presentations, reports, and policies.

  • Researches strategic intent of, develops agendas for, and prepares materials or presentations for meetings.

  • Collaborates with others to facilitate projects and ensure timelines and action plans are accomplished and tracks various outcomes as metrics for reporting to local, institutional, and federal funding agencies such as the NIH.

  • Prepares and assists in budget analyses and writing reports for large Center-based grants.

  • Participates in long-range financial planning, trending, and budgeting. Works with Division, Center, and program leadership to identify and pursue extramural funding opportunities in support of Division, Center, and program research activities.

  • Contributes to the development of new concepts and techniques.

  • Analyzes data and provides interpretations.

  • Drafts key communications such as slide and poster presentations, graphics, technical reports, and policies.

Specific activities include the following:

  • Assist the Program Directors to develop plans for program growth and development and coordinate and implement those plans.

  • Track the research activities of the faculty engaged in CF research at Emory and Georgia Tech, and work with the Program Directors to design and operationalize programs to stimulate collaboration and enhance the intellectual environment that supports research.

  • Coordinate efforts to recruit and retain outstanding faculty involved in the Center.

  • Coordinate activities associated with philanthropic support for CF@LANTA, including collaborating with development officers from both Emory and Children’s.

  • Develop evaluative methods to track and assess research outcomes across all Center investigators, including publications, grant proposal submissions, and grants awarded.

  • Lead the development and implementation of program-related communications including websites, newsletters, publications, and multimedia or video productions.

  • Manage the logistics of pilot research grant programs associated with both intramural and extramural funding sources.

  • Develop and generate various operational and statistical reports for intramural and extramural agencies.

  • Plan and administer the Discovery Core budget and Animal Core budget and oversee the associated business operations including managing the invoicing and billing processes. Write IACUC protocols associated with research Cores and extramural research grants.

  • Assist in management of the CF Biospecimen Repository (a collection of patient-derived samples) and the associated databases tied to the data warehouses.

  • Assist in writing grants, progress reports, other reports, briefings, and promotional or other written material, and in managing the CF@LANTA website. Must have excellent communication skills, both in terms of written and oral communications, and development of presentations.

  • Participate in the Pediatric Research Center Management team structure to provide center-related deliverables and assist in major event planning and execution.

  • Oversee the planning, logistics and implementation of various special events such as lectures, seminars, and conferences, and coordinate the routine gatherings of the research team for seminars, workshops, etc.

  • Perform related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in field related to specific program as indicated and five years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

  • Master's degree preferred.


  • A doctoral degree in a field relevant to basic, and/or clinical health science research is preferred, and 6 years of related professional experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

  • CITI Certification.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.


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Job Number 83888

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Cystic Fibrosis

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